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D.C. Looks To Cap Special Education Costs

Almost three thousand D.C. students with physical and emotional disabilities attend private schools both in and out of the District at taxpayers' expense. The cost is about three times that of the national average for similar students.

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Emily Gasoi: A Quiet Victory For The Pack

Emily Gasoi is a local educator and graduate student. Gasoi says that while she's had many notable learning experiences throughout her life, her memories of nursery school remain among her most formative.

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ACLU Says PW Co. Schools Block LGBT Websites

The American Civil Liberties Union says the public school district in Prince William County, Virginia is violating the rights of students and employees by blocking access to certain websites through school computers.

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D.C. Students Take To Youtube To Talk Teen Pregnancy

The DC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy is teaching a group of teen girls to be peer educators and giving them a chance to star in their own short films at the same time.

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Activists Look To Increase Play In D.C. Schools

It’s testing time for D.C. schools. But amid the assessments, some activists say it’s important for educators to carve out time for play.

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Maryland In-State Tuition Bill For Illegal Immigrants In Jeopardy

In Maryland, a bill that would allow illegal aliens to receive in-state tuition at state colleges seems unlikely to pass on the final day of the General Assembly's yearly session.

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How will a government shutdown affect D.C. public schools?

Even if the government does shut down this weekend, that won't mean a snow day-style vacation for D.C. Public Schools students next week. In the event of a government closure, the approximately 70,000 students in DC's Public schools will still be expected in class first thing Monday morning, according to a DCPS spokesperson.

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