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U.S. Students Not In Top 20 Globally In Math, Science and Reading

Teens from Asian nations dominated a global exam given to 15-year-olds, while U.S. students showed little improvement and failed to reach the top 20 in math, science or reading, according to test results released Tuesday.

12/03/2013

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First Lady Undertakes New Education Initiative

Edging into a broader policy role, Michelle Obama is joining President Barack Obama’s efforts to get the United States on track to have the highest percentage of college graduates by 2020.

11/12/2013

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Md. Agrees to Mediation in Black Colleges Suit

The state of Maryland and attorneys representing historically black colleges have agreed to attempt to mediate a resolution to create high-demand academic programs at the schools.

10/31/2013

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)

Md. Graduation Rate Up to 83.6 Percent in 2012

Maryland education officials say the state’s graduation rate was 83.6 percent for the class of 2012, an increase of 1.5 percentage points over two years.

10/31/2013

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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

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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

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