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D.C. Educators Praise Benefits Of Mandatory SAT Tests

All high school students in D.C. will take the SAT test today — part of an effort by DCPS to get more students to head to college.

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Identifying The Worst Colleges In America

How better ratings can help students make better decisions.
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The "Obese Brain:" How Childhood Diet Impacts Brain Development

Kojo talks with two neuroscientists about how kids' diets may affect brain development into adulthood.

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School Facilities Strained By Boom In Petroleum Engineering

Students want to cash in on that growing job market. Those high paying jobs are also attracting petroleum engineering professors. So there are fewer professors to teach ballooning classes.
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No More Summer Vacation For Some Students At 29 Virginia Schools

Virginia's governor has approved $1.6 million in grants to implement year-round instructional programs at 29 schools across the commonwealth.

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Daniel Tiger: Won't You Be His Neighbor?

The PBS program Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood is bringing the legacy of Fred Rogers to a new generation of children.
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A New Orleans Charter School Marches To Its Own Tune

As part of our series on the education revolution underway in the Crescent City, we profile a new, independent arts-centered charter that's struggling to put down roots.
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To Cut Student Debt, Florida College Cuts Off Some Student Borrowing

One of Florida's largest community colleges is trying to reduce the amount of debt its students take on. As part of a federal experiment, it has barred them from taking out any unsubsidized loans.
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It's 2014. All Children Are Supposed To Be Proficient. What Happened?

The No Child Left Behind law famously set this year as the date when, well, no children would be left behind. So now what?
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Digital Natives, Except When It Comes To Textbooks

Textbook prices are high and rising, yet one obvious alternative to paying for paper — the e-textbook — just hasn't caught on, even with a new, digital-savvy generation of students.

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