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Montgomery County Schools Face Discrimination Complaint

Montgomery County Public Schools recently denied a local girl admission to a language immersion program, and her father now says discrimination is to blame.

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Looking For Change, Teachers Hit The Campaign Trail

This primary season Oklahoma educators are running for state office in record numbers. The nearly 40 teachers and principals say they're fed up with low funding, over-testing and teacher shortages.
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After 25 Years, What's Next For Charter Schools?

Ted Kolderie, often called the "godfather" of the charter school movement, has a new book out. He says the lack of innovation in how teachers teach and students learn is stifling school reform.
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Why Fight Poverty When You Can End It? Padua Project Calls The Nonprofit Bluff

Charities and social services organizations have tried to tackle poverty for years. But what if instead of just fighting poverty a nonprofit sought to end it for good? Is that even possible?

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Girl Talk: What Teens Want Michelle Obama To Know About Liberia

Some of them have never heard of her. But most of them want her to know: Make sure more Liberian girls can stay in school!
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How Traditional Nonprofits Run Into Problems Trying To Tackle Poverty

Poverty is a more complicated issue than many people realize, and organizations trying to tackle it often run into institutional roadblocks.

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1 In 10 Cal State Students Is Homeless, Study Finds

New research from California State University suggests 1 in 10 students there are homeless and 1 in 5 are food insecure. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to George Parker, a once homeless student.
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Kansas Votes More Money For Public Schools To Avert Shutdown

Legislators, pressured by the state Supreme Court, passed a $38 million package for the state's underfunded schools. Justices had threatened to close all public schools in Kansas after this month.
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High Test Scores At A Nationally Lauded Charter Network, But At What Cost?

Rocketship charter schools were supposed to revolutionize education, Silicon Valley-style, and enroll 1 million students. It hasn't worked out exactly that way.
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Supreme Court Issues Orders On Immigration, Affirmative Action

The high court deadlocked on one major issue but decided another — handing President Obama a setback on immigration but affirming a constitutional role for affirmative action in college admissions.

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