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Is There A Better Way To Pay For America's Schools?

There are huge gaps in school funding between affluent and property-poor districts. And, with evidence that money matters, especially for disadvantaged kids, something has to change.
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Taking On Poverty And Education In School Costs A Lot Of Money

In 1997, the New Jersey Supreme Court ordered millions of dollars in additional funding to 31 of the poorest school districts in the state. Camden alone spends about $23,000 per student per year.
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Why Are Highly Educated Americans Getting More Liberal?

Today, more than half of Americans who went to graduate school are liberal. Less than one in three were in 1994.
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Police Arrest Tennessee Elementary School Students Over Off-Campus Fight

On Monday, police are set to explain why they arrested 10 children at an elementary school in Murfreesboro, Tenn. Parents say the kids were accused of not intervening during an off-campus fight. Some were led away in handcuffs. Now the community is doing a bit of soul-searching.
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Reporting Live From Miami: A Bunch Of Fourth-Graders Tell Their Teacher's Story

We asked the students in Marlem Diaz-Brown's class in Miami to tell the story of their "amazing" teacher.
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What To Do When You're Stuck On A College Waitlist

A college enrollment official and a former college admissions officer offer advice for the tens of thousands of students who won't find out until later in the summer if they've even been accepted.
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When A Resume Of Failures Becomes A Recipe For Success

When a friend suffered what he called "a professional setback," Johannes Haushofer put together his "CV of failures." Haushofer says failure is an essential part of what is means to be a scientist.
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Yale Defies Student Calls For 'Calhoun' Name Change

Yale students pushing to change a college community's name that honors John C. Calhoun, a 19th vice president who was a supporter of slavery, are unhappy that Yale's decided to keep the name.
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Behind The Scenes: How A Fourth-Grade Class Reported Our Story

For our profile of Marlem Diaz-Brown, we asked her students to do the reporting. Here's how we got an exclusive look inside their classroom.
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Brigham Young Students Claim University Punished Rape Victims For Reporting

Several alleged rape victims who attend Brigham Young University are criticizing the private, religious school for punishing victims of sexual assault. They say victims who report being raped are investigated by the school's strict Honor Code office for other violations leading up to their assault, like drinking alcohol. Critics of the policy say this creates a chilling effect on rape victims who become worried about their standing at the university.

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