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Regional School Officials Will Weigh 'No Child Left Behind' Waiver

School officials in the region are applauding a decision by the U.S. Department of Education to relax some requirements of the No Child Left Behind law.

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Virginia Looks To Bolster Civics Education

Surveys have shown that Americans know little about the U.S. government and Constitution. The studies have prompted the Virginia General Assembly to revive a commission studying ways to bolster civics education.

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DCPS Needs Volunteers To 'Beautify' Schools

D.C. Public Schools is asking volunteers to sign up for Beautification Day on August 20. It's part of an effort to get buildings ready for the first day of school.

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Consider This By Fred Fiske: Teachers

It's been a long time since I've looked at it, but among my memorabilia in my desk drawers is a document that licenses me to teach speech and English in the New York City high schools. As a matter of fact, if it had not been for a snap decision I made in 1947 on a train ride from Lexington, Ky. to New York, to hop off the train in Washington, I might have spent my life as a teacher, rather than as a broadcaster.

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D.C. Tennis Tournament Showcases More Than Superstars

D.C.'s premiere tennis tournament, the Legg Mason Tennis Classic, wrapped up over the weekend and the tournament's goals reach beyond a showcase of world class tennis talent.

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Milton Whitley: Facing His Fear Of Learning To Read

Milton Whitley dropped out of school at age 14 and was not able to read or write for the first 52 years of his life. He ended up homeless -- without any real hope of learning to read -- until he met a tutor in a Montgomery County public library. His education re-started in 2005, when he visited a dental clinic.