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The Citadel Punishes 14 Cadets Over White-Hooded Photos

"The investigation found that the cadets did not intend to be offensive," Lt. Gen. John Rosa, president of the military college in South Carolina, said.
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For Some Schools, Learning Doesn't Stop On Snow Days

It doesn't matter if they get 3 inches or 3 feet of snow — schools in Indiana can bring students into a virtual classroom if their physical classrooms shut down.
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LA Enclave Encourages Chinese Teens Furthering Their Education

China sends more students to the U.S. than any other country, and a growing number of them are teenagers. More than 23,000 Chinese teens attend a U.S. high school — hoping to go on to a good college.
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D.C. Public Schools May Have Closed For Teaching, But They Opened For Food

Ten D.C. public schools opened on Monday to offer students and families a free breakfast and lunch.

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Why Female Professors Get Lower Ratings

Hint: It's not because they're worse teachers. A new study says evaluations are biased against female faculty.
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Conservative Lawmaker Responds To Transgender Protections In Fairfax County

The Fairfax County School Board voted last year to include transgender people in their non-discrimination policy — a move a conservative delegate in Virginia is trying to undo with a bill defining gender.

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Children's Books Embedded With Racism As A Teaching Opportunity

Should parents pass up a good story because reading it to their child means wrestling with outdated racial stereotypes? NPR's Rachel Martin asks editor Jeremy Adam Smith.
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In Quest To Fell Rhodes Statue, Students Aim To Make Oxford Confront History

At Oxford University, a group is pushing to have a statue of Cecil Rhodes removed. Student Tadiwa Madenga explains the group's objections to the colonialist namesake of the Rhodes Scholarship.
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New Superintendent To Lead Los Angeles School District

Michelle King has largely stayed out of the spotlight-- until she became the first African-American woman to be named superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District on Jan. 11.
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Yik Yak Tests Universities' Defense Of Free Speech

The social media app allows users to post anonymous comments visible to others in the same area. It's become a breeding ground for racial and violent threats, and some colleges may ban the app.

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