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The Many, Many Secret Lives Of Teachers

What do teachers do outside the classroom? We've gotten hundreds of responses to that question. To list a few: They officiate at weddings, run nonprofits and Jazzercise.
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Lawsuit Over D.C. Charter Schools Funding Turns Into Bigger Fight Over Home Rule

A lawsuit filed by a charter school advocacy group and two D.C. charter schools over what they say is uneven public funding has turned into a larger fight over the city's ability to govern itself and its public school system.
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A New Orleans Family's Lives Changed In An Instant

A stray bullet took 5-year-old Kyle Romain's sight. His mother fears the violence in her neighborhood will continue: "There's no hope. These little boys are just trigger-happy and gun-crazy."
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Curiosity: It Helps Us Learn, But Why?

New research suggests that curiosity triggers chemical changes in the brain that help us better understand and retain information.
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New Details Revealed In University Of North Carolina Academic Scandal

At one of the most prestigious state universities in the country, there's new detail on a very dark chapter. An independent investigation at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill reveals new details of a long running scandal that involved thousands of students, phony classes and bogus grades.
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UNC Chancellor: Report Reveals 'Shocking Lack' Of Checks And Balances

Audie Cornish talks with the chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Carol Folt, about Wednesday's report on the school's varsity athletes taking phony classes.
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Report Says UNC Grade-Boosting Scandal Involved Fake Classes

An independent investigation found that the school's African and Afro-American Studies Department used the "paper classes" to inflate grades for more than 3,000 students, nearly half of them athletes.
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Early Voting Kicks Off In Maryland As Candidates Spar On Schools

As the statewide races build toward a climax, Marylanders looking to vote before Election Day can cast their ballots starting Thursday morning at locations throughout the state.

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How One District School Is Tackling English Language Learning

Teaching students for whom English is a second language can be a challenge, but a specialized program at Cardozo Education Campus is making it work.

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Wave Away Math Homework With An App

Wired reviewed the math homework app PhotoMath, which lets you use a smartphone camera to solve math problems.

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