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UVA Bans Fraternities Until January In Wake Of Campus Rape Article

November 22, 2014 - 4:01pm

In a recent article, a student named Jackie describes how her initial excitement of being invited to a party was replaced by fear and violence, after a group of men trapped her in a room.

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Texas Education Panel OKs New History, Social Studies Textbooks

November 21, 2014 - 4:46pm

The 10-5 vote in the Republican-controlled panel was along party lines. The outcome is significant because Texas with it 5 million students has a large impact on the national textbook market.

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Texas Hits The Books

November 21, 2014 - 4:22pm

For the first time in more than a decade, the Texas State Board of Education has adopted new social studies textbooks. But the process came with a few hiccups.

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New Affirmative Action Cases Say Policies Hurt Asian-Americans

November 20, 2014 - 6:28pm

The same man who helped bring a suit against the University of Texas at Austin a few years ago is back, with new cases against Harvard and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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New Affirmative Action Cases Say The Policies Hurt Asians

November 20, 2014 - 6:28pm

The same man who helped bring a suit against the University of Texas at Austin a few years ago is back, with new cases against Harvard and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Why Working With Young Children Is (Still) A Dead-End Job

November 20, 2014 - 4:08pm

Twenty-five years after a landmark report, a follow-up study finds child care workers still earning about the same as fast-food workers.

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Jeb Bush Stands Firm On Common Core But Softens Tone

November 20, 2014 - 1:18pm

Other potential GOP candidates side with Tea Party-backed opposition to the education standards, but the former Florida governor is not backing away from his longstanding support.

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Jeb Bush Stands Firm On Common Core But Softens Tone

November 20, 2014 - 1:18pm

Other potential GOP candidates side with Tea Party-backed opposition to the education standards, but the former Florida governor is not backing away from his longstanding support.

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Are NOLA Schools Failing Students With Disabilities?

November 20, 2014 - 3:46am

In New Orleans, 9 in 10 children attend charter schools. But parents and activists say the city's nearly all-charter system is failing many children with disabilities.

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For Millions Of Millennials: Some College, No Degree, Lots Of Debt

November 19, 2014 - 4:27pm

Noelle Johnson has about $20,000 in student loans and is still working on her degree. Without the higher earnings a B.A. can bring, even a modest student debt load can pose a big challenge.

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No Child Left Behind, Pre-K Programs Could Be On New Congress' Agenda

November 19, 2014 - 4:24pm

With Republican majorities in the House and Senate, Congress may push for change on several big education issues, including a rewrite of the law known as No Child Left Behind. But it's also clear that, even on classroom issues that seem to have bipartisan support — including Pre-K funding — Democrats and Republicans may have trouble compromising.

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One Gamer's Take On 'Gamergate'

November 19, 2014 - 7:18am

Amid the concerns about the way the video game culture treats players from different backgrounds, one player has found hope, and common ground.

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Amid The Stereotypes, Some Facts About Millennials

November 18, 2014 - 5:23pm

"Millennial" is the demographic buzzword of the moment. But are young adults today really so different from previous generations? We charted some numbers to find out — and spotted interesting trends.

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Secret Lives Of Teachers: 'Bored Of Education'

November 18, 2014 - 7:03am

Our series continues with a school administrator who fuses his talent for rapping with his passion for education.

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Channeling Springsteen: Teachers As Performers

November 17, 2014 - 4:18pm

The importance of a teacher's presence in the classroom has long been debated. Our 50 Great Teachers project asks: Does does a teacher's performance distract, or does it inspire?

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Testing: How Much Is Too Much?

November 17, 2014 - 8:03am

Two new surveys try to quantify the number of standardized tests students take in school — an estimated 113 by graduation.

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Common Core Reading: Difficult, Dahl, Repeat

November 15, 2014 - 5:18am

Backers of the Common Core say it's important for kids to tackle complex texts. Critics argue that reading shouldn't be a struggle for kids. We'll visit one classroom that borrows from both sides.

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Common Core Reading: Difficult, Dahl, Repeat

November 15, 2014 - 5:18am

Backers of the Common Core say it's important for kids to tackle complex texts. Critics argue that reading shouldn't be a struggle for kids. We'll visit one classroom that borrows from both sides.

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Board Decision Revives Discussion About Religion In Public Schools

November 14, 2014 - 6:16pm

One of the largest public school systems in the U.S. dropped religious affiliations for holidays on its school calendar. The decision represents a classic church and state battle.

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Why These Kids Love Kale

November 14, 2014 - 4:18pm

With childhood obesity rates high, one program in a handful of Washington, D.C., schools is trying to change kids' lives — one vegetable at a time.

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