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How Much Does It Cost To Educate A Student In Michigan? (Or, In The U.S.?)

Who knows how much it takes to educate a child, and how do you find out? The state of Michigan is trying to answer those questions right now.
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For Mothers Who Were Foster Children, A 'Two-Generation' Approach To Support

The Elizabeth Ministry in Southeast D.C. works with young mothers who have been in the foster-child system to help them adjust to becoming parents themselves. Past traumas weigh heavily on the process.

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'Campus Carry' Gun Bill Is Vetoed In Georgia, With A Lengthy Explanation

Explaining his veto, Gov. Nathan Deal cites Antonin Scalia — as well as a college rules meeting attended by Thomas Jefferson back in 1824.
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5 Pieces Of Wisdom For Kindergarten Teachers

Teaching 5-year-olds how to read and count, while molding them into kind, confident students isn't easy. In kindergarten, every day is a surprise, says Marissa McGee, one of our 50 Great Teachers.

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Pushing The Brake On Education Funding In Colorado

How is it that the nation's 14th richest state ranks 42nd in how much it spends per student in schools? It all comes down to Colorado's Taxpayer's Bill of Rights, or TABOR.
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Educators In Flint Step Up Efforts To Reach Youngest Victims Of Tainted Water

Thousands of Michigan kids who have been exposed to high levels of lead are at risk of major behavioral and cognitive problems. But early education intervention can help mitigate these effects.
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Local D.C. STEM Careers Are Soaring — But For Whom?

Kojo explores the local state of diversity in STEM fields, with educators who are looking to change it and a journalist who has been tracking it.

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These High School Girls Have Something To Cheer About

Many girls in Maasai culture drop out at 12 and end up caring for cattle or cooking at home. Many are subjected to female genital mutilation. The new Sekenani Girls School is a game changer.
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How To Have A Successful Gap Year — Tips For Malia Obama And Other High School Grads

Taking a year off before college can be a great idea or a disaster. Follow these tips.
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Teachers Shut Down Nearly All Detroit Public Schools In Sick-Out Protest

Nearly all of Detroit's 97 public schools were closed Monday because too many teachers called in sick. Teachers there have known for months that Detroit Public Schools will run out of money after June, unless lawmakers approve hundreds of millions of additional dollars. But anger boiled over when they found out they might be working for free right now.

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