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Actress/activist Ruby Dee dies at 91
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Big change to frequent flyer programs
My sister inspired The Fault in Our Stars
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Emma Brown and Wesley Robinson
Howard University interim president Wayne A.I. Frederick has been named president of the university.
The Answer Sheet
While restoring the University of Virginia’s iconic Rotunda, workers found pieces of its Jeffersonian past.
The N.J. governor is nothing if not consistent in his indifference to the Newark’s concerns over school reform.
New meta-analysis finds that more time practicing something doesn’t always help you learn how to do it well.
Donna St. George
The school system’s plan is designed to bring 40,000 laptops and tablets into classrooms in the coming year.
T. Rees Shapiro
The vote was unanimous to approve the $7.6 million funding effort. The money came from a budget surplus.
Finnish educator and scholar Pasi Sahlberg explains in an important post.
In some places mid- and late-career teachers can’t make it into the middle class on their salaries.
William Long was the top American to finish in an international biology competition.
City says Dorothy I. Height Community Academy has continued to make improper payments.
Using the word ‘poverty’ to describe different students’ living conditions is too general to be helpful.
Here’s a letter a principal and some of his teachers wrote about exams given to students in New York this past spring.
On Thursday, the county school board will vote on the funding, a rocky negotiation point with supervisors.
Michael Alison Chandler
A public school program introduces students to information technology, hospitality and engineering.
Colby R. White replaces Thomas Sheeran, who recently resigned.
Contest attracted 55 teams and more than 500 poets
Conservative media commentator leads simulcast strategy session to kill the national academic standards.
Still, poverty rates remain high, and challenges steep, advocates say.
Expect to see more courses like it pop up on course catalogs.
Va.’s governor won’t fight decision that a state board set up for school takeovers is unconstitutional.
Lawsuit against Gov. Bobby Jindal aims to get the state’s Common Core curriculum back on track.
Two students from Suitland and Flowers high schools earn prizes for their work in art and architecture.
A school board panel makes the recommendation after disclosure of inappropriate charges by members.
It actually tells people what to say and what not to say.
Here’s the data in five charts.
Here are just some of the reasons: burnt-out teachers, kids forced into AP classes, teachers evaluated by scores of students they don’t have, etc.
Six-week program provides remediation for students who test below grade level in Prince George’s.
The plaintiffs, who argued that the closures violated children’s civil rights, plan to appeal.
Leaders of public two-year colleges say federal graduation rates give a limited picture of performance.
It’s about kindergartners and screen time.
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