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More Teachers Can't Afford To Live Where They Teach

Rising rents, housing prices and living costs in the top real estate markets from Boston to San Francisco are putting the squeeze on teachers.
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Colleges Look To Stand Out With Personalized Acceptance Notices

Colleges are stepping up the competition to enroll the best students. One new development is personalized acceptance notices — whether they're fake news alerts, a visit from the marching band, or a letter hand-delivered by the college president himself. NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Wheaton College President Dennis Hanno about hand delivering letters to accepted students.
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Loudoun County Debates School Boundaries

Loudoun County school board members are debating a contentious plan to redraw school enrollment boundaries.

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The Untold Stories Of Black Girls

Black girls are suspended from school at six times the rate of white girls. In a new book, Pushout, author Monique Morris tells their stories.

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Building Trust, Note By Note: High School Band Program Integrates Immigrants

An after-school program in Prince George's County is attempting to bridge the divide between two groups of students who share a campus but attend different high schools.

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Should Student Surveys Inform Teacher Evaluations? Educators Call It 'Bad Choice'

Research has found that student surveys are one of the most effective methods of assessing teacher performance, but educators that have already implemented a plan DCPS is looking at are cautioning teachers here to think again.

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For Adults, Lifelong Learning Happens The Old Fashioned Way

Even after high school or college, Americans keep on learning. While online tools make this easier than ever, a new study finds the vast majority of adults prefer taking classes in physical places.
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Kansas Campuses Prepare For Guns In Classrooms

A Kansas law will allow students to carry concealed weapons into their college classrooms, and many teachers aren't happy about it.
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How Can Schools Identify The Most Effective Teachers? Just Ask The Students

The evaluation process for teachers in D.C.'s traditional public schools is undergoing a change to include something studies have shown is the most reliable measure — surveys of students themselves.

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Across Continents: A Stolen Laptop, An Ominous Email, And A Big Risk

From a traveler's worst nightmare — beaten and robbed in a foreign city — comes a surprising story of education and discovery.

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