Schools moving toward ‘BYOD’ with student technology

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School systems take steps toward ”Bring Your Own Device” policies, increasing classroom technology.

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AmeriCorps volunteers play a big role in D.C. schools

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Kelsey Beckham doesn’t identify as <br>a woman or a man — but as a person

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Why a kindergarten teacher is running for Congress

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New effort to get more students eating breakfast

New effort to get more students eating breakfast

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Man seen in videos with U-Va. student is scrutinized

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College matchmaking through technology

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More students are illegally downloading college textbooks for free

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