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Forty three states and the District of Columbia have adopted the Common Core, new national learning standards for public schools that promise to focus on conceptual understanding of math and english. The new standards have set off rigorous policy debates that have blurred typical left-right political divides. But how do they change what students do in class? Kojo talks with two local educators to explain the changes coming to area schools.
A kid-sized robot that's built around a PVC bucket and sports a friendly face, the hitchBOT couldn't make it out of Philadelphia in one piece.