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Opposition To Kindergarten Testing In Maryland Gains Bipartisan Momentum

The state Senate's Republican leader and teachers unions agree on at least one thing: Standardized tests for kindergarteners are a problem.

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University Of Maryland President Vows To Revive Road That Cuts Through Campus

University of Maryland President Wallace Loh wants to develop College Park and the Route 1 corridor into an "Innovation District," replete with more amenities than just fast food and bars.
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The Legacy Of Booker T. Washington Revisited

In the centennial year of Booker T. Washington's death, for our 50 Great Teachers project NPR Ed decided to look back at his leadership.
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In Berlin, Grassroots Efforts Work To Integrate Inner-City Schools

In parts of the city, racial segregation in schools is often a reality. But small parent-led initiatives — one immigrant-led, one native-led — have been working to change perceptions and enrollment.
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In LA, Clearing A Backlog Of Aging Instruments

The district has made progress, but many students are stuck with broken strings, squeaky horns and out-of-tune pianos.
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Spring Break With A Purpose (And A Waitlist)

At schools like Georgetown, American, Maryland and George Washington, the idea of a service-oriented spring break has caught on over the past decade.

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The Magic Trick That Could Help Students Pay For College

The IRS and the Department of Education already have the power to make the Free Application for Federal Student Aid easier without cutting questions. So why haven't they?
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Shrink The FAFSA? Good Luck With That

Lots of politicians are calling for a shorter FAFSA — the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. It now has more than 100 questions. But, it turns out, shortening the FAFSA is a tall order.
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Prepare For 'The End Of College': Here's What Free Higher Ed Looks Like

In his new book, Kevin Carey envisions a future in which online education programs solve two of colleges' biggest problems: costs and admissions.
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Where Have All The Teachers Gone?

Enrollment at teacher training programs is down in many parts of the country, raising fears of a looming teacher shortage.

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