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Dr. Wayne Frederick Named Howard University President

The Howard University Board of Trustees voted unanimously on Monday night to name Dr. Wayne A.I. Frederick the school's 17th president.

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Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Over Closure Of 15 D.C. Schools

A federal judge has ruled that the closure of 15 D.C. public schools over the last two years did not violate federal non-discrimination laws.
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Getting Things Done At The Workshop School

An innovative approach to learning amid turmoil in the Philadelphia School District.
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High-Performing Charter Schools May Improve Students' Health

People who graduate from high school are healthier than people who drop out. To find out why, researchers looked at whether students who got into top charter schools were avoiding health risks.
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In Asheville, N.C., Summer Vacation Lasts Just A Few Weeks

Can year-round school spell the end of the "summer slide" for disadvantaged kids?
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Next To Silicon Valley, Nonprofits Draw Youth Of Color Into Tech

Programs like Hack the Hood try to help young people in Oakland, Calif., find a gateway into the high-tech industry — and out of "dead-end" jobs.
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Q&A: Designing Playful Learning Spaces

An exhibit designer at the Boston Children's Museum says kids are 'natural scientists,' and she wants to create experiences that cater to that.
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Teacher Turnover Costly And Especially Common At High-Poverty Schools, Report Finds

In D.C., teacher turnover costs the city between $3 and $6 million, according to a report released by the Alliance for Excellent Education.
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Beating The Odds: Coping With The Loss Of An Incarcerated Parent

In part four of our Beating the Odds series, we'll hear from a teenager about the dark period her family experienced after her father went to prison.

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Students React To The Closure Of A Giant For-Profit College

The for-profit college chain Corinthian Colleges is closing or selling most of its 107 campuses and online programs.

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