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A Phys Ed Teacher Battles Tight Budgets And Childhood Obesity

Mindy Przeor founded an after-school program in Mesa, Ariz., to get elementary school kids up and running.
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Frozen In Time, Remembering The Students Who Changed A Teacher's Life

Jonathan Kozol looks back on events he wrote about 50 years ago, in Death at an Early Age, that reveal how an elementary school treated black children in 1960s Boston.
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7 Solutions That Would Improve Graduation Rates

High school graduation rates are improving; an investigation into the numbers shows some of that is due to quick fixes. Policy experts respond with their suggestions for meaningful change.

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For Americans Seeking Affordable Degrees, German Schools Beckon

More and more Americans are pursuing graduate degrees in Germany, where tuition is often free and many classes are taught in English.
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5 Ideas To Ease The Burden Of Student Loans

Presidential candidates are writing their plans now. We talk with the experts about some of the policy options on the table.
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Board Approves Changes To Sex Ed In Fairfax County Schools, But With Opt-Out

The Fairfax County School is adopting changes to its sex education curriculum, despite loud complaints from opponents. But in a nod to criticism of the changes, it also voted to make a new class optional for students.
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Fairfax County School Board Set To Vote On New Sex-Ed Curriculum

Some Fairfax County residents have expressed their concern for the new curriculum through a flurry of angry calls and emails made during the public comment period.
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California Lawmakers Vote To Remove Vaccine Exemptions For Schoolchildren

A similar bill, which eliminates all but medical exemptions, has already passed the state Senate. Gov. Jerry Brown has not said if he will sign it.
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Washington Teachers' Union President Elizabeth A. Davis

WTU President Elizabeth A. Davis talks with Kojo about a proposed rule to block public information requests for teacher evaluations and other issues on the minds of D.C.'s teachers.

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Teens Make Film In Broken English To Explain Why They'll Fail English

Three high schoolers in Zanzibar have won a prize for a film tackling a fierce debate in African classrooms: Should the teacher instruct in English or the mother tongue?

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