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In Class It's 'Ms. Smalls,' Onstage She's 'Miss Houston'

Our Secret Lives of Teachers series continues with Isis Smalls, who teaches English and coaches volleyball at a Houston middle school. She's also a beauty pageant winner.
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What Schools Could Use Instead Of Standardized Tests

A bill is being drafted that would end annual testing requirements. What would schools do without them?
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Student Tuition Now Outweighs State Funding At Public Colleges

From 2003 to 2012, state funding decreased by 12 percent overall while median tuition rose 55 percent across all public colleges," the General Accountability Office says.
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From Foster Care To Freshman Year

Aging out of foster care and into college is a difficult transition that few make successfully. Now, a few states, including Michigan, are trying to change that.
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Six Education Stories To Watch in 2015

A veteran reporter's view on the hot-button issues in the coming year: Police in schools, the fallout from the Vergara case and more.
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Kindergarten Entry Tests And More Education Predictions for 2015

Educators, politicians, a student and even U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan weigh in on what the new year may bring. Tell us your own education predictions with #EdPredictions.
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Four UNC-Chapel Hill Employees Out In Wake Of Cheating Scandal

Lourdes Garcia-Navarro talks with Dan Kane of the Raleigh News and Observer about the faculty firings at UNC-Chapel Hill following a massive cheating scandal involving athletes taking fake courses and passing in order to maintain eligibility.
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Military's Preschool Program Considered A National Model

There are two million children of U.S. military servicemen and women. And by many accounts the military has long done a good job of helping with their education, especially in preschool.
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Vocab Tech For Toddlers Encourages 'Anytime, Anywhere Learning'

Sesame Workshop's games are designed to help kids learn words and have fun. One New York City educator says it's never too soon to teach tykes that technology can be more than just entertainment.
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Why Emotional Learning May Be As Important As The ABCs

A growing body of research suggests that teaching really young kids how to recognize and express their feelings can help them into their adult lives.

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