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Comptroller Reacts To Maryland Lawmakers' 'Raid' Of Pension Fund: 'You Just Can't Do That'

The Maryland House of Delegates has given preliminary approval to a budget plan that restores cuts to public education. But to do that, lawmakers made a move that has one top official shaking his head in disbelief.
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Common Core Means 3 Tests In 3 Years For Michigan Kids

As exams kick off for the controversial learning standards, both students and teachers are trying to cope with the stress — and the political one-upmanship.
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News From The Charity Stripe

NCAA basketball fans often strive to rattle free throw shooters — but, for commentator Frank Deford, few efforts match Arizona State's Curtain of Distraction, which he sums up as: "shock and awful."
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Closing Arguments Underway In Atlanta Test Cheating Trial

Twelve Atlanta educators stand accused of changing students' test scores, casting a shadow over the city and its public school system since it first came to light in 2009.
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Talking About Great Teachers At SXSWedu

Education thinkers at SXSW gave us the details on the teachers who inspired them.
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Q&A: Raising Kids Who Want To Read

Daniel Willingham's new book is full of advice for parents and teachers hoping to nurture a love of reading in kids.
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Why Many Smart, Low-Income Students Don't Apply To Elite Schools

A surprising number of gifted seniors are not applying to the Ivy League universities and selective colleges they'd be sure to get into.
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Nancie Atwell Of Maine Wins $1 Million Global Teaching Prize

A teacher who instills a love of books and writing has beaten out 5,000 educators around the world for a global honor.
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Amid Rising Concern About Addiction, Universities Focus On Recovery

The Center for Students in Recovery at the University of Texas is one of a small but growing number of programs catering to former addicts at U.S. colleges and universities.
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Warner Backs Legislation To Improve Reporting Of Campus Sexual Assaults

For the second year, a bipartisan group of lawmakers is pushing for better reporting requirements for sexual assaults on college campuses.

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