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Authors' Garden Clippings Grow Students' Love Of Literature

High school English teacher Jennifer McQuillan spent the summer collecting clippings from the gardens of American authors. She's using them to plant a "literary garden" in her school's courtyard.
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Study Tracks Vast Racial Gap In School Discipline In 13 Southern States

Expulsions and suspensions were much higher for African-American students, researchers found.
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Grading Charter And Traditional School Experiments

A new poll says the American public supports the charter school model for public education- a system that New Orleans adopted post-Katrina. Ten years after the hurricane, we look at how the charter school experiment played out in the city.

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The New Political Correctness: Why Some Fear It's Ruining American Education

The authors of a recent article in The Atlantic argue that political correctness on college campuses is not only harming education — it's also harming students themselves. We look at the debate and how it's affecting the way we learn and teach.

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What Advice Would You Give A First-Generation College Student?

Just 1 in 4 low-income college students, many of them the first in their families trying to get their degree, don't make it to graduation day. What advice might help change their outcomes? We want to hear about your experiences in college.

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2 Polls Span 2 Poles On Testing In Schools

Does the public support or oppose federal standardized tests? It depends how you ask the question.
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Ball State Student Wins Tuition With Half-Court Shot

Lem Turner made the shot during a freshman pep rally at Ball State University in Indiana. With the half-court shot, he won free tuition for a semester.
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D.C. Looks To 'Cornerstones' To Bring Education Equity To Public Schools

This year D.C. Public Schools is launching a number of initiatives aimed at ensuring that every student in every school across the city gets access to the same opportunities and resources.
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How The U.S. Is Neglecting Its Smartest Kids

The authors of a new book argue that efforts to raise achievement for students at the bottom have come at the expense of the most gifted and talented.
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If These Bones Could Talk: The Stories Human Skeletons Can Tell

When human remains turn up at the bottom of the lake or in the trunk of a car, often its the bones that hold the answer. One of the best places to learn to read these clues is in Tennessee.

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