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Friendly Advice For Teachers: Beware Of Facebook

A New Jersey teacher posted comments on Facebook against a gay history exhibit at her school. Another teacher could lose her job for a post in which she called her students future criminals. Incidents like this around the country spark heated debates over privacy and free speech.
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National Report Card Scores DCPS Below Average

The results of the federal National Report Card study are in, and while DCPS showed improvements in certain areas, the scores still lagged behind the average of other public schools in large cities.

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Four Schools Fail New D.C. Public Charter School Rankings

D.C.'s Public Charter School Board unveiled their new ranking system, splitting the District's 70 charter schools into three tiers -- with potentially dire consequences for low-scorers.

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Students, Educators Say SAT Cheating Is Rare

While the College Board considers tougher security measures in the wake of the SAT cheating scandal on Long Island, New York, it was business as usual for students taking the test this past weekend at Great Neck North High School. Students and educators there say cheating on the SAT is rare — but not altogether surprising, considering the enormous pressure kids face to do well on the test.
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Students Grossed Out By School Water Fountains

New California rules are meant to get school kids to drink fewer sugary drinks and more water. But many students don't want to drink out of public water fountains.
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D.C. Public Library Offers Late Fee Amnesty

Been avoiding the library because you've got some lingering late fees? The D.C. Public Library is running an amnesty program through February that will forgive past transgressions.

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