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N.C. School Districts Fight Online Charter School

One of the fastest growing segments of the charter school movement is online charter schools. For-profit company, K-12 Inc., runs online charters in more than two dozens states and wants to expand to North Carolina. But it's run into fierce opposition from public school districts there.
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Supporters Of Former UVA President Plan Vigil For Board Meeting

Thousands of faculty members and staff rallied in support of ousted president Teresa Sullivan, two days before UVA's board is scheduled to meet to vote on her reinstatement.

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Future Of Student Loan Rates Undecided

The president used his weekly radio address to call for an extension of low subsidized student loan rates, while Republicans in the region say it's the president who needs to compromise.

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'Rally Of Honor' Held For Ousted UVA President

A "Rally for Honor" is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday at UVA to support the university's ousted president, Teresa Sullivan.


A Year Without Mexican-American Studies In Tucson

An Arizona law that went into effect last year essentially ruled that the program offered in the city's public school system was divisive and should be scrapped. At the end of the first semester without the classes, hard feelings still linger.
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Postal Museum Set To Open New Gallery

The National Postal Museum will be opening a new gallery showcasing more than 20,000 objects.


The Shop Class Stigma: What Title IX Didn't Change

Title IX, which became law 40 years ago, bans sex discrimination from educational programs and activities. Vocational courses that had barred girls — such as auto mechanics and carpentry — became available to everyone. But it's still hard to find girls willing to sign up for those classes.

As Deadline Nears, Students Worry About Loan Hike

Congress has a matter of days left to work out a compromise or interest rates on some federal student loans will double. That's left many students concerned their heavy debt burden will only grow.
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Cheating Violations Found In 3 DCPS Schools

A firm tasked with rooting out cheating on standardized tests in D.C. public schools found three violations in the more than 1,200 classrooms in the District.