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Grief In The Classroom: 'Saying Nothing Says A Lot'

A new resource for educators offers insights and guidance to support students dealing with the loss of a loved one.
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Serving On A D.C. Charter School Board: Not As Easy As It Looks

Part of the DNA of charter schools is that they operate at the behest of school boards more than city lawmakers. While that can be a boon, it can also be a burden.

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The World's Oldest First-Grader Is Honored By A Google Doodle

At age 84, Kimani Maruge put on a school uniform for the first time and went to school. Today's doodle pays tribute to his inspirational story.
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U.Va. Reinstates Fraternity Accused In 'Rolling Stone' Rape Story

Phi Kappa Psi was at the center of a story alleging a 2012 gang rape at its house at the University of Virginia. The fraternity has consistently denied that events detailed in the article took place.
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Arne Duncan Wants To Drop 'No Child Left Behind' — But Keep Its Tests

The secretary of education calls the law "tired," asserting that much of it ought to be scrapped. But he still wants to keep the annual exams that serve as the law's centerpiece.
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DCPS To Honor 1,400 High-Performing Educators At Kennedy Center

At a glitzy event at the Kennedy Center Monday evening, D.C. Public Schools will honor the best among its ranks.

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Meet The Classroom Of The Future

When a computer runs a classroom, is it more efficient? Do kids learn more? A middle school in New York is finding out.
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Virginia Lawmakers To Tackle Reforms To Standardized Testing

Frustrations have been mounting in Virginia schools over the influence of the Standards of Learning standardized tests — something members of the General Assembly say they hope to address.

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Sketchucation: #EdPredictions For 2015

We asked you what education stories you're expecting in the new year. We got a lot of ideas.
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Former Florida A&M Student Sentenced To 6 Years In Hazing Death

The judge said Dante Martin, who was convicted in the death of his fellow band member, Robert Champion, was a "willing participant" in the ritual.

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