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Obama In Tennessee To Promote Free Community College

President Obama is on the road as part of his effort to jump-start his 2015 agenda. Today he's in Tennessee, talking about higher education.
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D.C. Teacher Wins Milken Educator Award

Second-grade teacher Michelle Johnson is the only D.C. teacher to receive the Milken Educator Award this year.
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Different Day, Same Freeze

Extreme wind chill factors, lingering snow and ice — we're frozen again today.

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Should D.C. Ban The Suspension Of Pre-K Students In Publicly Funded Schools?

Legislation to be introduced to the D.C. Council would ban the practice of suspending students 4 years old or younger.

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Deep Freeze Sticks Around As Some Schools Remain Closed

Many districts in Virginia and Maryland took no chances with the roads today.

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Plan For Later Start Of School Day Reawakens In Montgomery County

The county's superintendent favors an option that would delay the start of the school day by 20 minutes.


In Class It's 'Ms. Smalls,' Onstage She's 'Miss Houston'

Our Secret Lives of Teachers series continues with Isis Smalls, who teaches English and coaches volleyball at a Houston middle school. She's also a beauty pageant winner.

What Schools Could Use Instead Of Standardized Tests

A bill is being drafted that would end annual testing requirements. What would schools do without them?

Student Tuition Now Outweighs State Funding At Public Colleges

From 2003 to 2012, state funding decreased by 12 percent overall while median tuition rose 55 percent across all public colleges," the General Accountability Office says.

From Foster Care To Freshman Year

Aging out of foster care and into college is a difficult transition that few make successfully. Now, a few states, including Michigan, are trying to change that.