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From Mozart To Mr. Rogers: Literacy, Music And The Brain

A test that can flag struggling readers before they're old enough to read and the power of music to help a child hear language. A literacy two-fer from the NPR Ed Team.
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'I Wanted To Give Voice To Them' — Summer Program Spurs Theater About Race

Stark spotlights illuminate about a dozen teens. They shout out in groups: “I’m Latino, I’m black, I’m a woman, I’m mixed …” They're working on a play for the Paso Nuevo summer theater program, where D.C. youths find their voices on issues that matter to them.

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3 Challenges As Hands-On, DIY Culture Moves Into Schools

Creative and fun "maker spaces" are popping up in more schools. But administrators and teachers face big hurdles if they want them to be a sustainable part of the curriculum.
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Prep School Faces Accusations Of Chronic Mishandling Of Sexual Assault Cases

Administrators at Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire agree they should not have handled a case by requiring a student accused of sexual assault to bake and deliver bread to his alleged victim.
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What Did Mike Pence Do For Indiana Schools As Governor? Here's A Look

Donald Trump has said: "Got to get rid of Common Core — fast." And a couple of years ago, it seemed Pence would be a trailblazer in doing that at the state level. It didn't totally turn out that way.
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A Harsh Critique Of Federally Funded Pre-K

A researcher warns against expanding pre-K programs where kids spend a quarter of the day waiting in line.

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Should D.C.'s Next Schools Chancellor Be A Local?

Critics argue that nationwide searches for local education leaders are "stupid, cliched and usually do not work."

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Summer Isn't Always A Vacation For Families Who Can't Afford It

If you've got kids, the summertime costs families who have to look for creative ways to afford it — and not just financially. Research shows lower-income kids typically fall behind over the summer.
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"Islands" That Separate Education Haves From Have-Nots

A new report maps school district lines that divide rich from poor.
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That First Paycheck Is An Exciting Moment ... And A Teachable One

Your first job can be a critical moment that sets you on a good financial path or a bad one. One group is trying to make sure low-income young adults get off to the right start.

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