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Trial To Begin In Atlanta Public Schools' Cheating Scandal

On Monday, opening statements begin in the trial of 12 educators charged in an alleged cheating conspiracy. Originally, 35 were indicted but more than half took plea deals.

HBCUs Move To Address Campus Sexual Assaults, But Is It Enough?

One major study found sexual assaults are lower on campuses of historically black colleges and universities. But some question those numbers and whether HBCUs have the resolve to address the issue.

Right And Left Joined Forces In Fight To Legalize Home Schooling

Until the late '80s, it was illegal to home-school children in many states. That changed thanks to the joint efforts of conservative Christian home schoolers and anti-authoritarian un-schoolers.

Maryland School Shreds The Old Rules Of Applying To College

No SATs, no grades? Goucher College now allows students to apply by sending in two work samples and a two-minute video. School president Jose Bowen says it makes the process more accessible.

Student Course Evaluations Get An 'F'

Two recent papers argue that using student surveys to evaluate professors is fundamentally flawed.
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D.C. Says It Now Knows Why 40 Percent Of Students Don't Graduate

Forty percent of ninth graders in D.C. public schools don't graduate on time, and now city officials say they have identified some of the characteristics and challenges faced by those students.

Q&A: The Mis-Education Of African-American Girls

A new report digs through the research and finds a daunting list of challenges facing black girls in the classroom.

To Stop Picky Eaters From Tossing The Broccoli, Give Them Choices

When healthier school lunch standards went into effect, many worried kids would toss their mandated veggies. But researchers say letting kids pick what they put on their tray can cut down on waste.

Three R's For The Digital Age: Rockets, Robots And Remote Control

The World Maker Faire comes to one of the nation's most diverse neighborhoods.
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D.C. Council Votes To Ban Race-Based Team Names At Schools

Following a resolution last year that called on the Washington Redskins to change their team name, the D.C. Council has voted to ban race-based names in D.C. schools.