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Md. Gov.-Elect Hogan Could Clash With Legislature Over Obscure Component Of School Funding

The geographic cost of education index, GCEI, is part of the overall funding formula for Maryland public schools. Democrats in the General Assembly expect Gov.-Elect Larry Hogan to target it for a variety of reasons.
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There's No Place Like A Dorm Room For The Holidays

When holiday break comes, college kids start packing up and heading for home. But for former foster students, there's no home to go to.
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How To Talk To Boys About Sex And Consent

Given recent stories about violence against college women, what should parents say to college-age sons? NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with author Rosalind Wiseman about guiding boys through adolescence.
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As Lottery Opens, Bowser Remains Mum On Tweaks To New School Boundaries

The District's citywide school lottery opened to students today, incorporating new school boundaries and feeder patterns adopted by Mayor Vincent Gray. But Mayor-elect Muriel Bowser again said she would tweak those changes, though remained quiet on the details.

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Two Years Later, Still Learning From Sandy Hook

A new report on the 2012 Newtown school shootings says that school administrators failed Adam Lanza despite their best efforts. The authors say the district had a lack of special education expertise.
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A For-Profit College Tries The Charter School Market

ITT Technical Institute sought to open high schools around the country, but it's meeting resistance.
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Big Drop In Students Being Held Back, But Why?

The number of students being held back has been cut nearly in half, and researchers have no idea why.
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U.Va. Looks At Ways To Curb Drinking At Its Frat Houses

The University of Virginia is looking to make changes, even though a report about a gang rape has been discredited. Ideas include banning hard alcohol and having sober volunteers self-police parties.
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Demand For Dual-Language Programs In D.C. Public Schools Skyrockets

Imagine learning chemistry in English and Chinese. More students are doing just that at D.C.'s growing number of language-immersion schools.
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Community College Programs Can Lead To Big Payoffs — In The Right Fields

A study tracking grads from Washington state's schools found those who completed programs longer than a year had more pay and steadier work — especially in health care, technology and skilled labor.

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