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'Walking The Walk' With Students ... And Screaming Fans

When their students are asleep, these teachers are onstage in LA's punk rock scene.
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Museum Opens Doors, Turns Down Lights For Autistic Kids

Loud noises, bright lights and crowded spaces can be painful for children with autism. That often means missing out on museums. Some, like Seattle's Pacific Science Center, are addressing the problem.
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U.S. Once Had Universal Child Care, But Rebuilding It Won't Be Easy

In his State of the Union address, President Obama referenced a little-remembered, WWII-era federal child care program, holding it up as an example he hopes to emulate with expanded federal subsidies.
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UVA Sororities Push To Host Their Own Parties

Audie Cornish talks to Nicolette Gendron, a member of Kappa Alpha Beta Sorority at the University of Virginia and a writer for the C-Ville Weekly.
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Essay Instead Of A Test? Va. Lawmakers Reconsider Graduation Requirements

The question at the heart of a debate in the General Assembly: How many standardized tests does a high school student need to pass to graduate?

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Program For Black And Latino Boys Announced By D.C. Leaders

Mayor Muriel Bowser and Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson say it will help address the achievement gap between minority and white students.

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The Past, Present And Future Of High-Stakes Testing

Steve Inskeep talks with NPR Ed's Anya Kamenetz about her book, The Test: Why Our Schools Are Obsessed with Standardized Testing — But You Don't Have to Be.
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State Of The Union: A Quick Wrap On Education

Good news about graduation rates, and more about Obama's plan for making community college free.
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For D.C.-Area Republicans, Obama's Speech Is A Non-Starter

The region's GOP lawmakers said the State Of The Union offered a series of misguided proposals for keeping the economy on track.

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What To Expect From Obama Tonight On Education

President Obama will lay out three main ideas in a State of the Union speech that may echo his first address to Congress in 2009.

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