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Beyond The Birds And The Bees: Surviving Sex-Ed Today

Sex education conjures images of teenage giggles and discomfort. But Bronx-based teacher Lena Solow is more than happy to talk about the topic.
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Exploding Myths About Learning Through Gaming

A central misunderstanding, Greg Toppo writes, is that video game-based learning is somehow "easier." Often, he says, it's hard work, but students love the challenge.
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Bringing Music And A Message Of Hope To Native American Youth

Teens living on reservations often face a daunting array of hurdles. To help them cope, Navajo sibling musicians Clayson and Jeneda Benally are working to inspire students to write songs of their own.
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Adult Course Offers Learning For The Sake Of Learning

The Clemente course provides low-income adults with college-level education about the arts, literature and the humanities — topics often lost in the race to get a practical degree.
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Congratulations, Grade School Grads! Now Listen Up.

NPR's Scott Simon thinks most students stop listening to adults — including their commencement speakers — by age 11. So for this graduation season, he gives life advice to fifth graders.
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Poll: Maryland Voters Concerned About Time Spent On Standardized Tests

When it comes to education issues, Maryland voters are worried about too much standardized testing of kids more than anything else, according to a poll commissioned and released by the state's teachers union. The survey shows rare bipartisan agreement on education in Maryland.
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It All Came Down To 'Nunatak'

The Scripps National Spelling Bee had drama, excitement and a lot of really hard words.
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National Spelling Bee Crowns Co-Champs For Second Straight Year

Gokul Venkatachalam and Vanya Shivashankar went back and forth so long the judges were running out of words. Told he needed one more correct spelling to forge a tie, Gokul needed nothing but the word.
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Does Less Latin Mean Dumbing Down? France Debates School Reform

France has one of the world's highest dropout rates, and the reforms are meant to make the middle school curriculum more interesting. But critics say the changes amount to a "dumbing down."
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University Of Maryland President Vows To Revive Road That Cuts Through Campus

University of Maryland President Wallace Loh wants to develop College Park and the Route 1 corridor into an "Innovation District," replete with more amenities than just fast food and bars.

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