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Woodbridge Principal Placed On Leave After Investigation

 A principal at a Woodbridge elementary school has been placed on administrative leave after an internal school investigation has led to police involvement.


How Colleges Fight For Top Students

Colleges use money to woo top students. It's an effective tactic, but it drives up tuition for everyone else.
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Touch-Screen Devices And Very Young Children

Parents are increasingly allowing their very young children to play with iPads, iPhones and other touch-screen devices. Please join us for a conversation about interactive applications and brain development.

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Maryland School Officials React To Report On 'Suspect Scores'

School leaders in Montgomery County were incensed by a report in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, which implied that the Blue Ribbon award for increased reading scores at Highland Elementary was unearned.


Economy Puts Value Of Liberal Arts Under Scrutiny

Small, private liberal arts colleges are looking at changing economic realities and beginning to worry about how they will survive. Small classes and close relationships with faculty mean high tuition. And it's tough to defend the value of English and philosophy degrees in a tight job market.
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Longer School Days Set For Prince George's Co. Middle Schools

The school day for Prince George's County's middle school students will be extended beginning in August.


Help For The Economy? Not From Debt-Bound Grads

In a little more than 10 years, the total amount of student loan debt in this country has doubled to more than $1 trillion. While soaring student debt won't likely start another banking crisis, the problem could slowly drag down future economic growth.