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DDOT Remains Mum On Key Streetcar Questions As Safety Campaign Begins

The District Department of Transportation is teaching kids about streetcar safety ahead of the 2.4-mile system's opening. But students presented pointed questions that officials were not able to answer.
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Kids And Screen Time: Cutting Through The Static

One Los Angeles school is working technology into the learning process while avoiding traditional screen-time pitfalls.
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Calif. Law Requires 'Affirmative Consent' To Combat Sexual Assault

The new law requires all California colleges and universities to have policies about consent during sex, saying a student needs "affirmative, conscious and voluntary agreement" from their partner.
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California Enacts 'Yes Means Yes' Law, Defining Sexual Consent

The new law requires an "affirmative consent" and states that consent can't be given if someone is asleep or incapacitated by drugs or alcohol.
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Common Core Drives Many Maryland Parents To Home School, Private School

It's the second year of implementation for Common Core in Maryland, and consequently, many parents in areas like the Eastern Shore are fleeing public schools.
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Plan To Place School In Arlington's TJ Park Draws Neighborhood Ire

A new proposal before Arlington school officials would replace portions of the Thomas Jefferson Park near Arlington Boulevard and Glebe Road with an elementary school for the county's burgeoning youth population.

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Trial To Begin In Atlanta Public Schools' Cheating Scandal

On Monday, opening statements begin in the trial of 12 educators charged in an alleged cheating conspiracy. Originally, 35 were indicted but more than half took plea deals.
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HBCUs Move To Address Campus Sexual Assaults, But Is It Enough?

One major study found sexual assaults are lower on campuses of historically black colleges and universities. But some question those numbers and whether HBCUs have the resolve to address the issue.
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Right And Left Joined Forces In Fight To Legalize Home Schooling

Until the late '80s, it was illegal to home-school children in many states. That changed thanks to the joint efforts of conservative Christian home schoolers and anti-authoritarian un-schoolers.
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Maryland School Shreds The Old Rules Of Applying To College

No SATs, no grades? Goucher College now allows students to apply by sending in two work samples and a two-minute video. School president Jose Bowen says it makes the process more accessible.

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