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University Re-Imagines Town And Gown Relationship In Philadelphia

Drexel University is taking a hands-on approach to redeveloping one of Philadelphia's poorest neighborhoods with a new center designed to serve not just students but mainly local residents.
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Girls Get Good Grades But Still Need Help. As For Boys ... SOS!

A study shows that girls do better in math, science and reading than boys in just about every country. So boys clearly need help to success in school. But so do girls.
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Plan For Flexibility In Va. Graduation Requirements Advances In Richmond

The bill, which would give school leaders some flexibility to forgo standardized testing, was approved by the House Education Committee.

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Obama's Budget Would Undo Broad, Automatic Cuts Made In 2013

The across-the-board spending cuts, known as the sequester, reduced defense and domestic budgets by hundreds of millions each. Republicans are expected to fiercely defend that plan.
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'Maker Space' Allows Kids To Innovate, Learn In The Hospital

At a children's hospital in Nashville, Tenn., a mobile maker space allows patients to share materials and tools to build new things, while also teaching them about math and science.
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MoCo Schools Superintendent Could Be Let Go This Year

The county board of education is unlikely to renew Starr's contract, which is up in June, according to the Washington Post.
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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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