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Q&A: Designing Playful Learning Spaces

An exhibit designer at the Boston Children's Museum says kids are 'natural scientists,' and she wants to create experiences that cater to that.
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Teacher Turnover Costly And Especially Common At High-Poverty Schools, Report Finds

In D.C., teacher turnover costs the city between $3 and $6 million, according to a report released by the Alliance for Excellent Education.
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Beating The Odds: Coping With The Loss Of An Incarcerated Parent

In part four of our Beating the Odds series, we'll hear from a teenager about the dark period her family experienced after her father went to prison.


Students React To The Closure Of A Giant For-Profit College

The for-profit college chain Corinthian Colleges is closing or selling most of its 107 campuses and online programs.
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Chromebooks And Tablets On The Way To Montgomery County Classrooms

The Montgomery County Board of Education signed off on a plan to put tens of thousands of laptops and tablets into the hands of youths in county schools.


Federal Loans Tough To Come By For Community College Students

Nearly a million community college students don't have access to federal student loans, according to a new report.

University Of Texas Can Continue Affirmative Action, Court Rules

In a case sent back by the Supreme Court last year, a federal appellate court ruled Tuesday that the university's use of race as a factor in admissions is acceptable. Plaintiffs have vowed to appeal.

Morals Clauses Prove Controversial For Catholic School Teachers

Catholic schools are requiring teachers to sign morality clauses, which have gotten some educators fired for marrying same-sex partners.
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Council And Superintendent Clash Over School Boundaries In Montgomery County

A council staff report shows schools are becoming increasingly segregated in the county, adding to a growing achievement gap between white and Asian students and their black and Latino counterparts.

For Most Kids, Nice Finishes Last

A Harvard researcher says teens feel their parents prioritize success and feeling good over kindness — and so they do, too.