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Schools Chief: Expanded Opportunities Will Greet D.C. Students This Year

By offering more engaging courses  — and expanding programs for internships and leadership opportunities — DCPS hopes to boost overall achievement and give students less "time to be on the streets," Chancellor Kaya Henderson says.

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VCU, Johns Hopkins Take Action Relative To Investigations On Sexual Violence

More than 130 institutions nationwide are under investigation under federal Title IX for the way they have handled specific cases involving sexual violence or harassment.

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How The World's Biggest Education Company Will Spend The Next $2 Billion

Pearson has sold off two major media companies as it doubles down on education. But is all this money and attention good news for learners?
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Virginia's Public Schools Need More Money For Teachers, Say Education Advocates

As kids head back to school, parents, teachers and administrators are gearing up for a fight in Richmond, hoping to win greater state support for public education.
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Fact Check: Is Refinancing Student Debt Really Good Policy?

Student loan debt is turning into a major campaign issue, and one solution many candidates can agree on is allowing graduates to refinance their student loans. But it may not be the best way to help.
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For Summer Reading Lists, Some Schools Take A More Modern Approach

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Kathryn VanArendonk, who teaches developmental reading and writing at Union County College, about how some schools are including contemporary books on summer lists.
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Confederate Group Can't Use Chapel, Washington And Lee University Says

The group's Stonewall Brigade had held an annual ceremony at the Lexington, Virginia, school's Lee Chapel for more than a decade.

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Are Traumatized Students Disabled? A Debate Straight Outta Compton

A class action lawsuit argues that traumatized students in Compton, Calif., are entitled to the same accommodations from schools as students with more traditional, physical disabilities.
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'Rosenwald' Celebrates 'The Greatest Philanthropist You've Never Heard Of'

NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Aviva Kempner about her latest documentary on Julius Rosenwald, the successful businessman who helped advance the cause of educating African-Americans in the South.
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To Learn More, This High-Schooler Left The Classroom

Nick Bain, 17, was in class one day when he calculated that only "2 1/2 to three hours" was actually useful instruction. So he decided to go out on his own to learn.

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