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Class Struggle: May, 2013

Posted at 08:28 PM ET, 05/25/2013

Six ways to survive college search with a smile

Treat college tours as trips to Disneyland and save note-taking for later. It’s your vacation, right?

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Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 05/22/2013

What do you do if your child isn’t going to college?

How do you prepare a child for the working world? Experts say the same courses, skills are needed.

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Posted at 10:54 PM ET, 05/18/2013

Miriam Hughey-Guy, one of best principals ever, transforms an Arlington school

Miriam Hughey-Guy will never be a household name, but she is a star among principals.

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Posted at 09:24 PM ET, 05/11/2013

A powerful term in U.S. high schools: DBQ

The document-based question on AP exams frightens students, but is changing significantly

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Posted at 02:44 AM ET, 05/09/2013

Two D.C. high schools dare to require deep research

Small charters with mostly low-income students outshine our most affluent campuses.

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Posted at 12:28 AM ET, 05/05/2013

Did D.C. schools cheat? Ask the students.

After many fruitless investigations, the latest D.C. erasure probe has gotten smart and queried students.

By Jay Mathews  |  12:28 AM ET, 05/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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