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Having Other Teachers' Eyes Means Also Having Their Ideas

Being a teacher sometimes means shutting the door to your classroom and cutting yourself off from colleagues all day. So, these teachers are opening the doors again to learn from one another.
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Trump University Is Like Other For-Profit Colleges But Without The Degree

Trump had to drop "university" from his enterprise's name, but it used similar tactics to institutions in the for-profit college industry, where students incur high cost and debt with low results.
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A Plan To Boost Employment For Those Who Beat The Odds To Finish College

What's the key to helping a child born in poverty make it to the middle class? Some say it's good preschool, others — a college diploma. For one advocate, the time to help is at the end of college.
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Montgomery County Police: Latino Youth Gang Violence On The Rise In Recent Months

Latino youth gang violence — including nine gang-related murders — has expanded alarmingly in Montgomery County over the past eight months, according to a new report from Montgomery County police.

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Examining Discipline At Alexandria Schools

Students at Alexandria City Public Schools are speaking up about racially discriminatory discipline practices at their schools and a new report looking at the hard data backs up their claims.

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The Days May Be Numbered For Corinthian Colleges' Accreditor

The U.S. Department of Education has recommended that one of the country's largest college accreditors, ACICS, lose its power to accredit schools.
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Professionalism 101: A Class On How To Get The Job

Here's how college professors are teaching about things like etiquette, dressing properly and phone skills.
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It Doesn't Pay To Be An Early Childhood Teacher

On average, preschool teachers are paid less than mail-order clerks, tree trimmers and pest control workers. And if they switched to teach kindergarten — in many states, their salaries would double.
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Closing Out The School Year With Chancellor Kaya Henderson

The school year is coming to a close, but many issues involving local, public education remain unresolved.

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As The Number Of Homeless Students Soars, How Schools Can Serve Them Better

Finding homeless students is a challenge, as are resources and red tape. The new federal education law includes new mandates and some extra money to assist districts in helping more students.

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