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First lady Michelle Obama’s food fight rages on

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Education | Congress threw some whole grains out of first lady Michelle Obama’s food fight last week by passing a massive year-end spending bill that eases some…

UVA resists pressure to lift Greek suspension

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Higher Education | The University of Virginia (UVA) refused to lift a suspension on Greek activities this week, despite intense pressure and questions behind the reason for the…

Can lawmakers finally fix No Child Left Behind?

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Education | One optimistic legislator hopes to get a revised No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law signed by President Barack Obama early next year. Sen. Lamar Alexander,

University of Virginia grapples with response to gang rape report

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Higher Education | Excessive alcohol consumption is the “fuel” for sexual assault, according to University of Virginia Board of Visitors member L.D. Britt. The…

Federal lawsuits challenge Harvard, UNC over race-based affirmative action

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Higher Education | Federal lawsuits filed last week against Harvard University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill allege improper race-based admissions…

Put down that snowball! The internet deleted the snow day.

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Education | Students might soon have to give up their cherished snow days thanks to the ubiquitousness of something else they love—technology. November’s arctic…

Transforming video gamers into college athletes

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Technology | Sitting in a darkened room, staring at a computer screen for hours is now on par with two-a-days and free-throw drills, at least at some colleges. League of…

Colorado students skip school to support revisionist history course

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Education | In an act of protest, students and teachers in Jefferson County, Colo., are skipping school. Students claim they are walking out due to their school board’s…

Jubilee for student loan debt is no cause for celebration

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Debt | An anti-debt organization is playing fairy godmother to Americans drowning in debt, swooping in and paying off bills randomly to protest “unjust”

Why are low-income students more likely to skip school?

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Education | While the classic ’80s film Ferris Bueller’s Day Off glamorized the act of truancy as an upper-class suburban prank, the hard truth is that it’s anything…

Sis-boom-blah: More college students blowing off football games

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Sports | The most enthusiastic fans at college football games are often the students themselves, sporting colorful team apparel, painted faces, and uninhibited school…

Study: Music really does make kids smarter

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Education | Music makes you smarter. That’s the conclusion from a recent study of children who spent at least two years learning to play a musical instrument at The…

 
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