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The Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, Longtime President Of Notre Dame University, Dies

Father Ted, as he was known to his friends, was influential in reshaping Catholic higher education. He was also a champion for civil rights and nuclear disarmament.
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Film About Campus Sexual Assault Tells Survivors: 'You Are Not Alone'

Survivors Annie Clark and Andrea Pino brought a Title IX complaint against the University of North Carolina. "This is not about UNC," Clark says. "We're not doing this to vilify our institution."
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A Glut Of Ph.Ds Means Long Odds Of Getting Jobs

Only 1 in 5 Ph.Ds in science, engineering and health end up with faculty teaching or research positions within five years of completing their degrees. But universities keep churning them out.
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Colorado Pushes For Concealed Guns In K-12 Schools

Similar legislation has been proposed in North Dakota and Wyoming to allow concealed firearms on K-12 school grounds and college campuses, as a part of a larger effort to expand gun owners' rights.
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Hogan Refutes Claims That His Charter-School Bill Is A Union Buster

More than half of the state's 47 charter schools are located in Baltimore, and Hogan believes making it easier for more to open there — and elsewhere in Maryland — would help close the widening achievement gap between white students and students of color.
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5 Lessons Education Research Taught Us In 2014

Lessons from a handful of the most-viewed papers from the American Educational Research Association last year.
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Lie, Cheat, Steal: Does UVA's Strict Honor Code Need A 21st-Century Update?

The University of Virginia has had a rule on the books for 172 years that students caught cheating, lying or stealing will get kicked out — but does that still make sense in the 21st century? Students will get to decide.

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Dissecting A Frog: A Middle School Rite Of Passage

In science classrooms across the country, middle-schoolers will take part in an iconic activity this year: frog dissection.
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Preventing Suicide With A 'Contagion Of Strength'

A suicide prevention program trains middle and high school students as peer mentors — shaping school culture and behavior around pillars of support.
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D.C. Defends Plan For School That Would Serve Only Boys

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser’s plan to open up an all-boys high school for minority students is facing new questions from the ACLU.

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