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The Administration's College Rating System: How It Looks On Campus

The Education Department's unveiling today of a controversial proposal has fueled a debate over what this kind of system can — or should — measure.
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How A D.C. Charter School Once Slated For Closure Changed Its Fate

While IDEA Public Charter School was once among the poorest-performing schools in D.C., it's managed to turn things around.

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Sexual Assault Numbers Up On D.C. College Campuses

According to the latest federal data, District college campuses have seen a significant uptick in sexual assaults on campus, but that may actually be an encouraging sign of increased awareness.


'Restorative Justice' A New Approach To Discipline At School

In the second of two reports on Restorative Justice, we look at a "harm circle" session with two students who've been in a fight at an Oakland Middle School.

An Alternative To Suspension And Expulsion: 'Circle Up!'

Oakland's restorative justice program is at the forefront of efforts to rethink school discipline.
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D.C. Judge Dismisses Lawsuit, Ending Federal Oversight Of Special Education Cases

The District has been under federal oversight for the way it handles special education cases. But after almost two decades, a judge on Tuesday put an end to that oversight by dismissing a nearly two decade-old class action.

Skating Out Classroom Stress As A 'Derby Dame'

English teacher and roller derby queen Elle L. Cool Jam, aka Nina Park, plays offense and defense on the track and in her classroom.
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Should Maryland Schools Start After Labor Day? Little Agreement Among Lawmakers

A report finds that pushing the start of classes in Maryland past Labor Day may help the state's economy, but many lawmakers don't buy that logic.

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Md. Gov.-Elect Hogan Could Clash With Legislature Over Obscure Component Of School Funding

The geographic cost of education index, GCEI, is part of the overall funding formula for Maryland public schools. Democrats in the General Assembly expect Gov.-Elect Larry Hogan to target it for a variety of reasons.

There's No Place Like A Dorm Room For The Holidays

When holiday break comes, college kids start packing up and heading for home. But for former foster students, there's no home to go to.