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Biology Professor's Calling: Teach Deaf Students They Can Do Anything

From a young age, Caroline Solomon wanted a career in science. She also wanted to help other deaf and hard-of-hearing people defy the odds. Now, she's considered a role model at Gallaudet University.
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Rabbis Diversify To Connect To Students; Just Don't Bring Up Israel

As the number of religious young people declines, Hillel International is trying to build a "big tent" Judaism for secular and religious students alike. But some say that tent may not be big enough.
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Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful ... This Great Teacher Abides By The Scout Law

For 27 years, Romy Vasquez has been working with Boy Scouts in South Central Los Angeles, where, he says, it's easier to find a gang to join than a Boy Scout troop.
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What Do You Do With A Student Who Fidgets?

Stress ducks, Hokki Stools and other classroom strategies for students who need to move to learn.
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Majority Of Parents Say 'No' To Standardized Tests In One New York District

Sixty one percent of students in New York's Cooperstown Central School District refused to take state assessment tests last month. The district is trying to stop the widespread "opt-out" movement.
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'Preferred' Candidate For Montgomery County Schools Chief Passes On Job

Dr. Andrew Houlihan, the chief academic officer of the Houston Independent School District in Texas, won't be leading Montgomery County's school system after all.
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Centenarian Among The Oldest Ever To Earn A Ph.D.

At age 102, Ingeborg Rapoport finally got to defend her doctoral thesis, 77 years after she was prevented from doing so by the Nazis. NPR's Rachel Martin takes note of the milestone.
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Words Of Wisdom: Commencement Speeches Are Back

Grad speeches are underway. Kanye West, Mary Karr and Michelle Obama offer advice on expressing opinions, fear and being black in America.
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Montgomery County School Board Finds 'Preferred' Candidate For Superintendent

Dr. Andrew Houlihan, currently the chief academic officer for the Houston Independent School District in Texas, is the Montgomery County Board of Education's preferred pick to the be the school system's next superintendent.
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After Suicides, MIT Works To Relieve Student Pressure

In the past year, four students have died by suicide. The school has responded by asking professors to lighten workloads and is launching new suicide prevention efforts.

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