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Kids Cheer, Officials Jeer As Computer Glitches Delay Testing In Virginia

School officials from across Virginia are scrambling to catch up after three days of computer problems that delayed standardized testing.
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Changes To Sex Ed Curriculum In Fairfax County Spur Outcry From Some

A number of proposed changes to Fairfax County's sexual education curriculum are generating controversy, much of which will be expressed at a public hearing set for Thursday evening.
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As School Board Gives Itself More Time, Interim Schools Chief Faces Funding Test

"It looks like we're going to have to eliminate 400 positions," says Montgomery County's interim schools superintendent. He'll be presiding over that challenge while the Board of Education decides how to permanently fill his position.

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Larry Bowers Now 'Interim' Schools Superintendent In Montgomery County

In Maryland, Larry Bowers has been upgraded from "acting" superintendent of Montgomery County schools to "interim" superintendent. Bowers has been serving as the acting superintendent since February when Dr. Joshua Starr resigned.
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Energy Companies Step In To Fund STEM Education

Many public high schools lack funding for STEM — Science, Technology, Engineering and Math — programs. Energy companies worried about finding future employees are donating to schools.
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Is Harvard Showing Bias Against Asian-Americans?

A coalition of more than 60 organizations says the university has adopted higher expectations for Asian applicants in order to limit enrollment of this minority group.
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For Now, Montgomery County Schools Chief Is Expected To Be A One-Year Job

The Board of Education is expected to give itself another year to find a replacement for Joshua Starr. Larry Bowers, who has been interim superintendent since February, is expected to stay in that job while the search continues.

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Biology Professor's Calling: Teach Deaf Students They Can Do Anything

From a young age, Caroline Solomon wanted a career in science. She also wanted to help other deaf and hard-of-hearing people defy the odds. Now, she's considered a role model at Gallaudet University.
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Rabbis Diversify To Connect To Students; Just Don't Bring Up Israel

As the number of religious young people declines, Hillel International is trying to build a "big tent" Judaism for secular and religious students alike. But some say that tent may not be big enough.
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Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful ... This Great Teacher Abides By The Scout Law

For 27 years, Romy Vasquez has been working with Boy Scouts in South Central Los Angeles, where, he says, it's easier to find a gang to join than a Boy Scout troop.

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