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Five Great Teachers On What Makes A Great Teacher

For our 50 Great Teachers series, a panel of experts shares thoughts on great teaching: past, present, and future.

For-Profit Colleges Sue The Federal Government Over Student Loan Rules

An industry group calls an attempt to regulate the career college industry "unlawful, arbitrary and irrational."

Pythagoras' iPhone: Is Listening A Lost Classroom Art?

We began our 50 Great Teachers series with a look at Socrates, which raised a question: Do educators focus enough on teaching students how to listen?

Harvard Secretly Photographed Classrooms To Monitor Attendance

Some students and faculty are upset about the surveillance, but lots of colleges do this kind of thing all the time.

The Secret Lives Of Teachers: Up, Up And Away!

Our series continues as we head into the sky with a social studies teacher with a passion for flying.

In South Carolina, A Program That Makes Apprenticeships Work

Apprenticeship programs have been in decline, but South Carolina is bucking the trend. Nearly 11,000 apprentices have been trained there since 2007 in fields ranging from manufacturing to nursing.

Charlotte's College Of Faith Lacks A Campus But Not A Football Team

Normally, colleges create their football teams. But now we have the story of a football coach who created a college. It's an online school called College of Faith in Charlotte, N.C.

From NYC's International Schools, Lessons For Teaching Unaccompanied Minors

Schools around the U.S. are struggling to accommodate the influx of children from Central America. These schools have been helping students from around the world adjust and learn for years.

Philadelphia Schools: Another Year, Another Budget Crisis

The city's public schools have lurched from one crisis to the next. The latest: canceling the contract with the teachers' union. Just about everyone worries that there's no long-term fix in sight.
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Are D.C. College Students Voting Absentee Or In The District?

A big decision for many of the thousands of college students who currently reside in the District: do you vote absentee back home or register to vote locally?