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A 'Lost Boy' Helps The Girls Of South Sudan Find An Education

Daniel Majok Gai fled South Sudan twice because of war. He wants to return for good. But for now, he's giving back by helping youth there gain an education. His inspiration: a girl named Annah.
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Lily McBeth Pioneered Classroom Opportunities For Transgender Teachers

In 2006 Lily McBeth became a central figure for transgender rights after a New Jersey school board re-hired her after she underwent a sex change. She died in September at the age of 80.
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Parents Push For Bilingual Education In Prince George's County

For two years, a parents group has touted the merits of a bilingual education in Prince George's County — something that has finally found its way into the county's budget proposal for the next fiscal year.

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Gray Touts Education Improvements During His Tenure

Dozens of schools have seen renovations under the tenure of outgoing D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray — something he is keen to focus on in the waning days of his tenure.

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Howard University Athlete Killed In North Texas

Football player Terrence Neal Tusan was one of two people killed at an apartment complex during a robbery attempt, authorities said.

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What Would Jesus Drink? A Class Exploring Ancient Wines Asks

The details of wine and winemaking practices in biblical times are debated among experts. But we do know that vino in Christ's day was very different from what we imbibe today.
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Where Ebola Has Closed Schools, A Radio Program Provides A Faint Signal Of Hope

1.5 million children are out of school in Liberia. It's possible kids may not return to class until spring.
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Will The Taliban Attack Make Parents Afraid To Send Kids To School?

As horrifying as it was, the massacre will not cause parents to pull their kids out, says Madiha Afzal, a professor of public policy who grew up in Lahore.
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Teacher Wins $150,000 Prize — And Donates It All To Her School

Nikki Bollerman recently won a contest that gave books to her students. The third-grade teacher, 26, decided the cash that came with it should also go to her school.
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An Update On For-Profit Colleges

New regulations and new complaints for a troubled sector; a new owner for a troubled college.

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