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After Years Of Turmoil, Howard University Community Says Future is Bright

Howard University has seen its fair share of struggles over the past few years. But students and alums say they're optimistic the school's new president can turn things around.

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Meet The Squirrel Whisperer Of Happy Valley

A squirrel at Penn State University has become a social media sensation. Emily Reddy of WPSU reports that undergraduate student Mary Krupa discovered the squirrels on campus were so tame that they'd eat from her hand, soon putting hats on them and even setting up a Facebook page, which now has more "likes" than the school's mascot.
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The LA School iPad Scandal: What You Need To Know

The Los Angeles Unified School District has shut down a half-a-billion-dollar deal with Apple and Pearson to provide classroom technology. Here's what happened.
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Like Catania, Bowser Says No To School Boundary Changes

D.C. mayoral candidates Muriel Bowser and David Catania may argue over plenty of things, but there is one thing they see eye to eye on: changes to the city's four-decade-old school boundaries and feeder patterns have to be put on hold.
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Is Google's Free Software A Good Deal For Educators?

The tech giant launches new tools for teachers.
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D.C. Extends Day At 25 Schools, Hoping That More Time Means Better Scores

Students at 25 D.C. public schools will stay in school longer every day, a move that city officials hope will help struggling students catch up with their peers.
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Student Activists Keep Pressure On Campus Sexual Assault

More than 70 colleges are under investigation for how they've handled sexual assaults. The current attention to campus sexual assault has been driven largely by student activists using social media.
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Turnitin And The Debate Over Anti-Plagiarism Software

One company and its algorithms are changing the way America's schools handle classroom ethics.
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Catania Rejects School Boundary Changes, Says He'll Delay Implementation

Mayoral candidate David Catania says he will delay implementation of a plan that would redraw the city's school boundaries and feeder patterns.
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Pediatricians Say School Should Start Later For Teens' Health

The science is clear that teenagers need more than eight hours of sleep a night. The nation's pediatricians say school districts need to buck up and change schedules to let kids sleep later.

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