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Montgomery County Officials Struggle With Scope Of Unaccompanied Children Crisis

Thousands of unaccompanied children from Central America have made their way to Maryland, but the county is still struggling to determine the scope of the response needed, because precise numbers have proved elusive.

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Q&A: Michelle Rhee On Teacher Tenure Challenges

Vergara v. California dealt a serious blow to teacher tenure and seniority laws in that state. And anti-tenure groups say their movement is spreading.

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Report Says Big Changes Are Needed In How Doctors Are Trained

We spend $15 billion a year training doctors but end up with a medical workforce that doesn't meet the nation's health care needs, according to an Institute of Medicine Report.
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Teacher Tenure Fight Spills Into N.Y., Where A New Lawsuit Brews

A new salvo has been fired in the fight over teacher tenure. A group led by former TV anchor Campbell Brown filed a complaint in New York state court, arguing that tenure laws are preventing the state from providing every child with the "sound, basic education" its constitution guarantees.
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Teacher Tenure Lawsuits Spread From California To New York

Why are so many low-income and minority kids getting second-class educations in the U.S.? That question is at the center of the heated debate about tenure protections and who gets them.
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Lessons In Manhood: A Boys' School Turns Work Into Wonders

At the East Bay School for Boys, teachers try to channel students' frenetic energy into resilience and creativity. They call shop class "work," and emphasize softer skills like empathy.
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Veterans Advocacy Group Puts Corinthian Colleges On Blacklist

This past week, a group called Student Veterans of America announced a list of for-profit colleges that they claim are recruiting vets while simultaneously closing and selling off campuses. NPR's Eric Westervelt speaks with SVA president D. Wayne Robinson.
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Learning To Read May Take Longer Than We Thought

A Dartmouth study suggests that fifth-graders are still "learning to read," not just "reading to learn."
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Army War College Opens A Probe Into Sen. Walsh's Alleged Plagiarism

The U.S. Army War College has determined in a preliminary review that Sen. John Walsh of Montana appeared to have plagiarized his final paper to earn a master's degree. An investigative panel is reviewing the evidence.
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Before Passing The Baton, Spelman President Reflects On Tough Choices

Host Michel Martin speaks with Spelman College President Beverly Daniel Tatum about her final year leading the oldest historically black college for women.

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