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1 hr ago | Daily Policy Digest

Ignoring Single-Parent Families in the Inequality Debate

The rise of single-parent families over the last 50 years is the strongest correlate of inequality in the United States, yet few politicians and researchers will even address the issue when they talk about inequality, say Robert Maranto, a professor in the Department of Education Reform at the University of Arkansas, and researcher Michael Crouch.

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Related Topix: University of Arkansas, African-American

Wed Apr 23, 2014

WCAV

Legislators Increase Felon Fee to Fund Online Child Porn Investigations

State legislators voted Wednesday to increase a fee assessed to felons, with the additional funding supporting the Internet Crimes Against Children Fund.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Family, Kids

News Observer

NCAA considers changes on UNC-like academic fraud cases

As a U.S. congressman probes for answers to why the NCAA has not dug into the academic scandal at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, the association is working on a "clarification" of its regulations as they relate to academic misconduct.

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Related Topix: University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Tony Cardenas, Democrat

NBC29

UVA Marching Band to Perform in 2015 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., April 23, 2014 Today, the University of Virginia Cavalier Marching Band received the news that it has been selected to perform in the 2015 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

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Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Thanksgiving, Charlottesville, VA

Examiner.com

DC Forensic Sciences Department new board created to better serve DC residents

Today it has been announced that the charter members of the Science Advisory Board for the District of Columbia's Department of Forensic Sciences have been sworn in and have elected Irv Litofsky, Director of Forensic Services for the Baltimore County Police Department as the first chairman of the body.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Virginia, West Virginia University, Chemistry, Science, University of Missouri

NBC29

Uva Bov Approves Tuition Rates for 2014-15

ABINGDON, Va., April 23, 2014: The University of Virginia Board of Visitors on Wednesday approved undergraduate tuition rates for the 2014-15 academic year.

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Related Topix: Abingdon, VA, Personal Finance, Retirement

Fluvanna Review

Sheriff Ryant Washington stepping down to become ABC advisor to governor

May 2 will be Fluvanna County's last day with Ryant Washington as sheriff. Washington is resigning his post in order to become the special policy advisor for law enforcement for the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Washington's four-year appointment Tuesday .

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Related Topix: Charlottesville, VA

The Washington Post

How Supreme Court's Michigan affirmative action ruling affects colleges

Jose Alvarenga, center, BAMN national organizer, and joined others reads a statement from the organization on the campus of the University of Michigan regarding the Supreme Court's ruling Tuesday, April 22, 2014, in Ann Arbor, Mich.

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Related Topix: Ann Arbor, MI, College of William and Mary

WWWV-FM Charlottesville

Vote Happens Today On Student Tuition And Fees

This is the day the board that oversees The University of Virginia will set undergraduate tuition rates for the next academic year.

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Related Topix: Virginia

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Newswise

Promising U.Va. Youth Development Researchers Win Major Research Support

Newswise - Two University of Virginia professors who are studying the community and peer influences on disadvantaged young people are among five researchers nationwide selected to receive major support from the William T. Grant Foundation - support that one U.Va.

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Related Topix: Adolescents and Pre-Teens, UMass Boston, Harvard University

NBC29

Police, Emergency Crews Prepare for Foxfield Races

Police and emergency crews are preparing for tens of thousands of partiers to pack an Albemarle County horse track this weekend at the Foxfield Spring Races .

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Related Topix: Albemarle County, VA

The Atlantic

A Key to College Success: Involved Dads

College students whose fathers were around during their high-school years are far more likely to graduate than those whose dads weren't around.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family, Education Etc., Adolescents and Pre-Teens

WBAL-TV Baltimore

One Love app helps determine relationship dangers

It's been nearly four years since Cockeysville native Yeardley Love was killed by her ex-boyfriend at the University of Virginia, and since then, her family has worked hard to spread awareness about relationship violence.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

The Daily News Leader

Albemarle County Planner named to College of Fellows

A former adjunct instructor with the University of Virginia, Echols has promoted inclusiveness, education, and good planning practice in Texas and Virginia for more than 30 years.

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Related Topix: Albemarle County, VA, Stuarts Draft, VA, Blacksburg, VA

Charlottesville Tomorrow

Charlottesville grows project-based learning, student ePortfolios

Charlottesville's teachers are starting to design instruction that hinges less on tidbits of information, and focuses more on situations that grab students' attention.

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Related Topix: Charlottesville, VA, Inventions, Science / Technology, Education Etc.

The Daily News-Record

Store Where Murder Took Place Reopens

The store - the only one serving the rural Clover Hill community - closed following the shooting death of Eun Sim Kim, 51, during a mid-February robbery at the store.

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Related Topix: Charlottesville, VA, Harrisonburg, VA

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Binghamton University Pipe Dream

All together now

As graduation swiftly approaches, our seniors are inundated with an outpouring of advice for the future.

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Related Topix: Ohio State University, Opinion

WHSV-TV Harrisonburg

Former U. Va. Dean Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography Charges

A Crozet, Va., man who was previously indicted on child pornography charges, pleaded guilty Monday in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Harrisonburg to three charges related to the trafficking of images depicting the sexual exploitation of minors.

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Related Topix: Crozet, VA

Dallas Morning News

It's the college degree that lifts earnings

A college education is seen as a key to success in America. But more correctly, it is a degree - graduation from college - that is the key.

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Related Topix: Opinion

WCAV

Katie Couric Helps to Award Scholarships in Sister's Name

Journalist and University of Virginia alumna Katie Couric returned to Charlottesville to help award a number of scholarships to young women in the name of her sister.

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Related Topix: Journalism, Charlottesville, VA

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