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An Irreplaceable Replacement, This Sub Gets The Job Done

Josephine Brewington, from Indiana, is the 2015 Substitute Teacher of the Year.
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How Do You Motivate Kids To Stop Skipping School?

A study in an Indian slum tried promising a reward: Improve your attendance, and you'll get a small treat. But for third-graders, sometimes these incentive schemes can do more harm than good.
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'Be Guardians, Not Warriors': Training A New Generation Of Police

NPR's Robert Siegel reports from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York on how policing is being taught during this year filled with news of tensions between police and civilians.
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Kids Cheer, Officials Jeer As Computer Glitches Delay Testing In Virginia

School officials from across Virginia are scrambling to catch up after three days of computer problems that delayed standardized testing.
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Changes To Sex Ed Curriculum In Fairfax County Spur Outcry From Some

A number of proposed changes to Fairfax County's sexual education curriculum are generating controversy, much of which will be expressed at a public hearing set for Thursday evening.
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As School Board Gives Itself More Time, Interim Schools Chief Faces Funding Test

"It looks like we're going to have to eliminate 400 positions," says Montgomery County's interim schools superintendent. He'll be presiding over that challenge while the Board of Education decides how to permanently fill his position.

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Larry Bowers Now 'Interim' Schools Superintendent In Montgomery County

In Maryland, Larry Bowers has been upgraded from "acting" superintendent of Montgomery County schools to "interim" superintendent. Bowers has been serving as the acting superintendent since February when Dr. Joshua Starr resigned.
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Energy Companies Step In To Fund STEM Education

Many public high schools lack funding for STEM — Science, Technology, Engineering and Math — programs. Energy companies worried about finding future employees are donating to schools.
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Is Harvard Showing Bias Against Asian-Americans?

A coalition of more than 60 organizations says the university has adopted higher expectations for Asian applicants in order to limit enrollment of this minority group.
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For Now, Montgomery County Schools Chief Is Expected To Be A One-Year Job

The Board of Education is expected to give itself another year to find a replacement for Joshua Starr. Larry Bowers, who has been interim superintendent since February, is expected to stay in that job while the search continues.

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