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How The Big New Education Law Could Cut Testing Time

Several Senate amendments aim a weed-whacker at the thicket of standardized tests.
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The Test That Can Look Into A Child's (Reading) Future

Researchers say they've come up with a 30-minute test that can predict a child's language skill and diagnose learning disabilities.
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Judge Rules That University Did Not Hold Fair Trial In Sexual Assault Case

A sexual assault complaint at the University of California, San Diego, led to a university investigation. The accused student was suspended. But a Superior Court judge has ruled that the school did not provide him a fair trial. Los Angeles Times reporter Teresa Watanabe discusses the impact of the case with NPR's Arun Rath.
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They're No. 1: U.S. Wins Math Olympiad For First Time In 21 Years

America's top math students went head-to-head with competitors from more than 100 countries — and they won. "If you can even solve one question," their head coach says, "you're a bit of a genius."
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Stop Picking On No Child Left Behind (Says One Of Its Parents)

The Senate may have voted to replace NCLB, but one of the old law's chief architects argues that much of it should stay just the way it is.
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Haters Gonna Hate. Teen Girl Activists Shake It Off And Try Again

These Girl Up leaders know that it's hard being a girl anywhere in the world — whether you're fighting to go to school or convincing boys that yes, girls can run for student council, too!
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Testing Revolt In Washington State Brings Feds Into Uncharted Waters

As Congress debates the future of No Child Left Behind, one state falls short of federal testing requirements.
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Under D.C. Bill, Students Guilty Of Sexual Assault Could Get 'Scarlet Letter'

A D.C. legislator wants to combat sexual violence on college campuses by sharing more information on students’ transcripts — including placing a prominent mark on those students found guilty of sexual assault.
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Education Secretary Arne Duncan On Updating 'No Child Left Behind'

Lawmakers are considering revisions of the federal education law commonly known as "No Child Left Behind." Kojo chats with U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan about what's at stake in the debate and what changes the Obama administration would like to see.

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'Mr. Spider' Says Goodbye: An Art Teacher's Final Day At School

For nearly a quarter century, Mathias Schergen taught in one of Chicago's toughest neighborhoods. Now, he's moving on.

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