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Study: D.C. Students’ Test Scores Fall Below International Average

So how do U.S. eighth-graders do in math and science when compared to their peers around the globe? Turns out it matters which state they live in, according to a study released Thursday.

10/24/2013

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Md. Gov. Candidates Discuss Education

Maryland candidates for governor are telling the state’s teachers some of their plans for improving education.

10/18/2013

Ken Cuccinelli (left) and Terry McAuliffe (right). (Photo credits: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images and Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

McAuliffe, Cuccinelli Address Higher Ed, Business

Terry McAuliffe and Republican Ken Cuccinelli spoke in general terms about higher education reform proposals before an audience of business and college leaders Tuesday but also took passing slaps at each other.

09/18/2013

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Data: In Virginia, Teacher Pay Higher Than U.S. Average

Federal numbers show that Virginia’s teachers are paid more than the national average, but educators in some areas of the state get significantly less.

09/15/2013

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Study: Waivers Leave Behind At-Risk Students

A coalition of education and civil rights activists says millions of at-risk students could fall through the cracks as a result of the Obama administration’s decision to allow states to ignore parts of the No Child Left Behind education law.

08/27/2013

President Barack Obama is launching an initiative to combat sexual assault, particularly on college campuses, turning the spotlight on a problem that has devastated millions of Americans yet rarely receives such White House attention. (credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Study: More Than 25% Of Journalism Grads Wish They’d Chosen Another Career

A new study has found 28 percent of journalism graduates wish they had chosen another field.

08/17/2013

President Barack Obama will hit the road next week to lay out his plan for reducing college costs. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/GettyImages)

Obama To Embark On Campus Bus Tour Addressing College Costs

President Barack Obama will hit the road next week to lay out his plan for reducing college costs.

08/14/2013

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Poll: Teachers With More Experience Are Less Engaged

A recent poll conducted by Gallup Economy has found that teachers who have just begun their careers are far more engaged in their jobs than those who have been working as educators for several years.

08/01/2013

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Teacher Poll: Only 12 Percent Of Students ‘Very Likely’ To Use Printed Books To Study

A recent poll conducted by the Pew Research Center in Washington, D.C., has found that teachers throughout the country feel that only 12 percent of students are “very likely” to use printed books to study.

07/30/2013

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Obama Highlights College Program In Missouri

President Barack Obama praised a new Missouri program that fast-tracks students to low-cost college degrees as a national model as he kicked off a traveling tour Wednesday intended to emphasize his economic initiatives.

07/24/2013

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