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California Lawmakers Vote To Remove Vaccine Exemptions For Schoolchildren

A similar bill, which eliminates all but medical exemptions, has already passed the state Senate. Gov. Jerry Brown has not said if he will sign it.
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Washington Teachers' Union President Elizabeth A. Davis

WTU President Elizabeth A. Davis talks with Kojo about a proposed rule to block public information requests for teacher evaluations and other issues on the minds of D.C.'s teachers.


Teens Make Film In Broken English To Explain Why They'll Fail English

Three high schoolers in Zanzibar have won a prize for a film tackling a fierce debate in African classrooms: Should the teacher instruct in English or the mother tongue?
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Explainer: The Region Moves On Minimum Wage Hike, Paid Sick Leave

Two WAMU 88.5 reporters explain how D.C., Montgomery County and Prince George's County are cooperating — and competing — on measures that help low-wage workers.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, June 24, 2015

You can hear some country and roots-rock music or see a movie about the man who’s best known as a massive yellow bird from a children’s television show.


A Recipe For Success With Two Student Groups That Often Struggle

When it comes to test scores, students at Michigan's Brimley Elementary School are well above the state average. About half its students are Native Americans, many are from low-income families.

Texas Turns Away From Prosecuting Truants

Since the mid-1990s, Texas has treated truancy as a criminal offense. Now, state lawmakers say that was a mistake.
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How Digital Games Can Help Kids Learn

A growing number of schools across the nation are using electronic games to teach students math, science and other subjects. Why some education experts believe digital play in the classroom is making kids smarter.


Examining Race-Based Admissions Bans On Medical Schools

Researchers explored the effects of black and Latino graduation rates from medical school, following a ban on race conscious admissions policies in several states.

School Scrambles To Preserve Newly Discovered Chalkboards From 1917

Behind the walls at Emerson High School in Oklahoma City, construction workers found old chalkboards with drawings and class lessons, written almost a century ago and in remarkable condition.