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W.Va. Teachers Go On Strike Over State Education Bill

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Educators oppose charter schools and a new voucher system. The strike comes a year after the last walkout sparked similar strikes across the U.S.

Facing Loss Of Accreditation Over Finances, Women's HBCU Raises Millions

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Bennett College, a historically black women's college, could lose accreditation due to financial instability. President Phyllis Worthy Dawkins tells NPR's Michel Martin how the school raised millions.

Teachers, Students Rally In Salem For Increased School Funding

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A sea of educators and supporters, mostly dressed in red, answered a call from the Oregon Education Association to rally in Salem Feb. 18 for more resources.

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Miscommunication Cited In PPS Decision To End Year-Round School Program

School board members voted last May on the decision to revert to a traditional schedule. But parents and teachers at the school said they were never formally informed of the change.

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Willamette University Theater Department Cancels 2 Spring Productions

Several Willamette students told the Statesman Journal that theater department faculty failed to resolve issues following several allegations of sexual harassment by an individual in the department

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754 Clark County Kids Excluded From School For Not Completing MMR Vaccines

As a result of Clark County, Washington's measles outbreak, Evergreen, Vancouver and Battle Ground public schools temporarily excluded 754 students for not completing their MMR vaccinations.

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Former Teacher Blames Education Policymakers For Atlanta Cheating Scandal

Shani Robinson was one of 11 Atlanta teachers convicted of altering standardized test results in 2015. In None of the Above, she pleads her innocence — and points a finger at systemic failure.

Arts | Education | Science

Ph.D. Student Breaks Down Electron Physics Into A Swinging Musical

John Bohannon, founder of Science magazine's "Dance Your Ph.D." contest, presents the 2018 winner, Pramodh Senarath Yapa. He won over judges with his choreographic rendition of some chaotic electrons.

Education | Nation

Denver Teacher Strike Ends; Chicago Designer Revamps School Uniforms

Also in this week's education roundup, a new study suggest that a high-crime neighborhood can have an effect on student attendance.

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Federal Watchdog Issues Scathing Report On Ed Department's Handling Of Student Loans

The department's own inspector general says student loan companies aren't following the rules, and that the government isn't doing enough to hold them accountable.

Education | Science | Nation | Health

When Teens Threaten Violence, A Community Responds With Compassion

After years of being beaten up, this teen decided to take justice into his own hands. A school district in Oregon showed him a better way to solve his problems.

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Historic Black Church Donates $100,000 To Pay Off Debts Of Howard U. Students

The idea that bridging small financial shortfalls for students can make a big impact is starting to gain attention. For 34 students, a Virginia church's donation has eased the burden.

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Denver Teachers Reach Tentative Deal To End Strike

"This agreement is a win, plain and simple: for our students; for our educators; and for our communities," said Denver Classroom Teachers Association President Henry Roman.

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Class Of 2025: Follow Students From 1st Grade To Graduation

Oregon set a goal to have graduate 100 percent of students in the class of 2025. OPB has followed a group of students from kindergarten as they start their educational journey toward high school. Third grade is almost over for the Class of 2025. These are some of their stories.

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