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D.C.P.S. Resolves Part Of Special Ed Class Action Suit

D.C. Public Schools has reduced the backlog of cases involving special education students waiting to meet with hearing officers, meaning the District has been released from a part of a longstanding class action lawsuit Blackman-Jones.

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Bullying Top Concern for Va. Public School Students

Virginia's public school principals and superintendents say bullying has become the chief worry among their students.

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Study Names D.C. As Second "Least Obese" State In Country

Washington D.C. has been named the second "least obese" state in the country, according to the 2011 report "F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America's Future." But experts warn that the average obesity rate in the District masks very large disparities among residents.

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Students At Rare Book School Get Hands Dirty With Age-Old Manuscripts

In the bowels of the main library at the University of Virginia, a handful of students hit the books throughout the summer -- with more than 80,000 rare volumes and manuscripts. As part of the University's Rare Book School, they learn to read books in a whole new way.

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Virginia Tech Opens New Research Center In D.C. Area

Virginia Tech has opened a new research center in Northern Virginia, extending the school's presence in the Washington region.

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Former WTU Pres. On Working With Rhee's Organization: 'It's About Children'

George Parker, the former head of the Washington Teachers' Union is joining former D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee's new organization StudentsFirst.

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GMU Linguistics Dep't. Archiving World's English Accents

Want to hear how someone speaks English with a Dinka accent, from Sudan? How about a Mortlockese accent from Micronesia? You can find out at George Mason University in Northern Virginia (and its website), which keeps the world's largest online database of English accents.

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WTU Pres. Calls Teacher Evaluations 'Racist' Ahead Of Ratings Release

Nathan Saunders, elected head of the Washington Teachers' Union in December, is vowing to do away with D.C. Public Schools' teacher evaluation system, called IMPACT, saying the system is racist and unfair.

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