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Charter Schools, Money And Test Scores

The University of Arkansas says charters produce a better return on investment. Let's take a closer look.
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Despite Decriminalization, D.C. Colleges Maintain Strict Policies On Marijuana

Despite a law decriminalizing marijuana possession in D.C., the thousands of college students in the city won't be catching a break if they're caught with pot.
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Dr. Wayne Frederick Named Howard University President

The Howard University Board of Trustees voted unanimously on Monday night to name Dr. Wayne A.I. Frederick the school's 17th president.

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Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Over Closure Of 15 D.C. Schools

A federal judge has ruled that the closure of 15 D.C. public schools over the last two years did not violate federal non-discrimination laws.

Getting Things Done At The Workshop School

An innovative approach to learning amid turmoil in the Philadelphia School District.

High-Performing Charter Schools May Improve Students' Health

People who graduate from high school are healthier than people who drop out. To find out why, researchers looked at whether students who got into top charter schools were avoiding health risks.

In Asheville, N.C., Summer Vacation Lasts Just A Few Weeks

Can year-round school spell the end of the "summer slide" for disadvantaged kids?

Next To Silicon Valley, Nonprofits Draw Youth Of Color Into Tech

Programs like Hack the Hood try to help young people in Oakland, Calif., find a gateway into the high-tech industry — and out of "dead-end" jobs.

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.