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Woman Pleads Guilty To $144K Theft From Education Nonprofit

WASHINGTON (AP) — Prosecutors say a 34-year-old Maryland woman has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $144,000 from an education nonprofit organization in Washington D.C., where she worked in accounting. Tabitha Harley-Williams of Upper Marlboro, […]

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Michelle Obama Tours Howard U. With Rapper Bow Wow

First lady Michelle Obama says a high school education is not enough in today’s global economy.

04/17/2014

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O’Malley Signs Bill Expanding Maryland’s Pre-K Program

Gov. Martin O’Malley has signed his first bill of the year, expanding the state’s pre-kindergarten program to another 1,600 children from low-income families.

04/08/2014

Decades of increased taxpayer spending per student in U.S. public schools has not improved student or school outcomes from that education, and a new study finds that throwing money at the system is simply not tied to academic improvements. (Photo credit: FREDERICK FLORIN/AFP/GettyImages)

Study: No Link Between School Spending, Student Achievement

Decades of increased taxpayer spending per student in U.S. public schools has not improved student or school outcomes from that education, and a new study finds that throwing money at the system is simply not tied to academic improvements.

04/07/2014

President Barack Obama tours a class at Bladensburg High School on April 7, 2014 in Bladensburg, Md. Obama visited the school to announce 24 recipients of $107 million in Youth CareerConnect grants, including $7 million for Bladensburg, intended to help better prepare students for higher education. (Photo credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama at Md. School: Students Need Help to Get ‘In-Demand Jobs’

Obama is announcing the grants at Bladensburg High School, one of three high schools in Washington’s Maryland suburbs that have created a Youth CareerConnect Program.

04/07/2014

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

D.C. Mayor Gray Proposes $10.7 Billion Budget

Two days after he was defeated in his bid for a second term, District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray has proposed a $10.7 billion budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

04/03/2014

American women born in the early 1980s – a generation dubbed Millennials – are 33 percent more likely to earn a college degree by the age of 27 than their male peers. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Poll: Women 33 Percent More Likely Than Men To Earn College Degree

American women born in the early 1980s – a generation dubbed Millennials – are 33 percent more likely to earn a college degree by the age of 27 than their male peers.

03/31/2014

Sunnie Kahle's grandparents say she has short hair and a big heart. (Getty Images)

Girl Pulled From Christian School After They Complained She Looked Like Boy, Didn’t Follow ‘Biblical Standards’

Sunnie Kahle told she must dress and act more like a girl to attend Timberlake Christian School.

03/25/2014

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First Lady To Chinese Students: ‘I Grew Up Like Many Of You’

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama encouraged rural Chinese students to aim high and get a good education despite humble roots, in a speech Tuesday that was delivered via satellite technology to remote communities in southwestern China.

03/25/2014

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President Obama Arguing For Women’s Educational Opportunity

President Barack Obama is arguing that women need better educational opportunities as he raises political money in Florida.

03/20/2014

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