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Michelle Obama Named Commencement Speaker At Virginia High School

A small high school on the Marine Corps base at Quantico, Va., is landing a big name commencement speaker: The school is expecting a visit from first lady Michelle Obama.

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'Prize Patrol' Doles Out Scholarships To D.C. Students

The George Washington University "prize patrol" is offering full-ride scholarships to a handful of outstanding D.C. high school seniors for their academic achievements and leadership qualities.

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Between The Lines: Improving D.C.'s Literacy Rate

More than one-third of District residents lack basic literacy skills, according to a recently published report from D.C. Learns, a coalition focused improving D.C.'s literacy rate. That puts D.C. illiteracy rate about 20 percent higher than the national average.

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Governors Debate Role Of Money In Education Reforms

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) and Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) are disagreeing over the role of money in education reform.

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Redistricting Competition Maps Do 'Something That's Much Different'

While localities across the country redraw district lines after the latest census, 13 colleges in Virginia have been making their own attempts at redistricting in the Commonwealth.

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Study Abroad Programs In Asia, Middle East Uncertain

The turmoil caused by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan has been a challenge for a D.C. company that runs study abroad programs. And Japan isn't the only country the group is worried about.

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