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In Bid To Welcome Refugees, Campaign Hopes To Make 'Every Campus A Refuge'

Diya Abdo, a professor at Guilford College, has launched Every Campus a Refuge, a project that aims to get every college and university campus to host one Syrian refugee family.
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Amid Application Season, Seniors Consider A New Criterion: Race Relations

The surge of students protesting how colleges handle racial issues is making some incoming freshmen think more about race and safety on campus when choosing the university they want to attend.
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How To Talk To Kids About Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a holiday with a complicated history. So some teachers have developed strategies to teach it to young students.

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Protesting Racial Bias, Students Trade Placards For Pillows

Inspired by the events at Mizzou, students at Occidental College in Los Angeles recently got administrators to agree to a list of demands and are pledging to hold them accountable.
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A Mother Hangs Her Hopes On A New High School

No school can succeed without the support of the families who send their children there.
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Goodbye, No Child Left Behind

Congress appears ready to overhaul the nation's most important federal education law, No Child Left Behind. Civil rights groups, though, worry that some changes will hurt poor and minority children.
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Virginia Should Scale Back 'Standards Of Learning' Tests, Recommends Committee

In the wake of a backlash, education leaders in Virginia are trying to rethink how the state approaches its Standards of Learning standardized tests, including reducing the length of tests and revising graduation requirements.
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CNN's 'The Hunting Ground' Scrutinized For Portrayal Of Campus Sexual Assault

CNN's documentary The Hunting Ground makes the case that universities are letting rapists walk free and has come under withering attack for ignoring facts that contradict the film's claims.
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The Lesson Plan For A New School: Teaching 'Joyous Service'

A new father embarks on another big journey: teaching at a startup charter high school in Brooklyn.
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Local Officials Sound Alarm On MS-13 Recruiting In Montgomery County Schools

Three suspected gang killings in Montgomery County have served to put school officials on notice — youth in the region could be at risk of being recruited in the classroom.

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