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New Research Shows Free Online Courses Didn't Grow As Expected

A new study of free, online college courses says that growth fell short of early expectations, as well as a pattern among users: mostly college-educated, including a surprising number of teachers.
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More Black, Latino Teens Say They're Online 'Almost Constantly'

About one-third of black and Hispanic teens say they're online just about all the time, compared with about 1 in 5 whites, a new study says. Experts say smartphones are defining teens' social habits.
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A Student's Perspective On The Future Of Ward 8

Whatever the perceptions of Ward 8 may be, we talk with a star student at Ballou who says Ward 8 is a flower ready to bloom.

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Proposal For Military Charter School Moves Forward In Ward 8

A new charter middle school may be coming to the Joint Base Anacostia Bolling military installation.

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Dear World, Your Grade For Educating Your Children Is ...

Some people say a new UNESCO report is grounds for an F — 58 million kids still aren't in primary school. But maybe a better grade is A for effort — significant progress has been made.
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GMU President Says Kochs' Donations Don't Affect 'Intellectual Independence'

"No donor, no matter how generous can influence who gets tenure, who gets promoted, what is taught in the classroom, what any faculty teaches and so forth," university President Ángel Cabrera said in defense of donations received from the billionaire brothers.

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Some D.C. High-Schoolers To Get Access to Free Howard University Classes

Starting this fall, the program will open to students at two selective high schools, Benjamin Banneker and McKinley Technology.

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A Classic Prep For Parenthood, But Is The Egg All It's Cracked Up To Be?

It's a rite of passage for teens in sex ed: simulating parenthood by caring for a fragile, or fussy, surrogate — sometimes even an egg. But do egg babies really teach kids the hardships of parenting?
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Tax Credits For Maryland Private School Donors Run Afoul Of Teacher's Union

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is at odds with state Democrats over his proposal to offer tax credits for residents or businesses that contribute to private schools. But Democrats — and groups like teacher's unions and the ACLU — aren't biting.

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Think Tuition Is Rising Fast? Try Room And Board

Universities are raising food and housing prices faster than inflation.

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