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McKinley Principal On Leave Amid Allegations

The principal of a D.C. public high school is being placed on paid adminstrative leave amid allegations of tampering with grades.

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Maryland, Virginia Governors Spar Over Teacher Unions

The governors of Maryland and Virginia are sparring over education funding and the role of teacher unions. The two governors took part in a conference Tuesday focusing on the national dropout rate among students.

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Four Young Students Ingest Cocaine At School

D.C. police are trying to find out more about what happened at Thomson Elementary School, where a student brought cocaine to school and shared with other students.

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Commission Ends College Gender-Discrimination Investigation

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights has decided to end a year-long investigation into possible gender discrimination in college admissions.

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One-Quarter Of Those Arrested On Metro Are Younger Than 20

Metro Transit Police Chief Michael Taborn says there's been a spike in crime committed by youth on Metrorail and Metrobuses; last year they made up a little more than 500 of the approximately 2,000 arrests.

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D.C. Tries To Find Solutions For 20 Percent Truancy Rate

D.C. leaders say students skipping school is a major challenge for education and public safety and they're looking for ways to address the problem.

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