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Virginia Schools May Not Be Graded From 'A' To 'F' After All

Lawmakers in Richmond, Va., are moving forward with an effort to spike a system that would have issued a grade to each school.
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At 100, Dartmouth Grad Still Writing His Class Notes

Edward Gerson is a 100-year-old alumnus of Dartmouth's class of 1935. He's turned his class notes into a column.
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College Presidents' Papers Should Be More Open To Public, Va. Lawmakers Say

Bipartisan legislation in Virginia would spike an exemption for top college officials under the commonwealth's Freedom of Information Act.

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White House Won't Seek To End 529 College Tax Break

All 50 states and the District of Columbia sponsor 529 plans. Critics had called the proposal to limit them a tax hike on the middle class.
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Football As A Tool In The Hands Of A Master Craftsman

Our 50 Great Teachers series profiles a football coach who's made academics ... and a sense of family ... part of his winning strategy.
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A Teacher's 'Pinch Me' Moment: Cheering The Super Bowl From The Sidelines

On Sunday, this Massachusetts teacher will be up close with her favorite team — as a cheerleader on the New England Patriots squad.
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Absenteeism Common In D.C.'s Head Start Programs, Report Finds

A report on absentee rates in D.C.'s Public Schools' early education programs find that while attendance is improving, as many as a quarter of students missed a month or more of class.

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Obama Takes Heat For Proposing To End College Savings Break

President Obama has proposed changing the tax treatment of college savings accounts known as 529 plans. Some are calling this a tax increase on the middle class.
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Competency-Based Degree Programs On The Rise

A new report says 52 colleges offer, or plan to offer, some credits based on learning, not just seat time.
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Plan To Offer Free Community College Divides Along Party Lines

In his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama laid out a plan to offer two years of community college. But at least in Northern Virginia, support for the proposal seems split on partisan lines.

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