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Notebooks And Pencils And Pens, Cha-Ching!

Our informal survey of what's on those back-to-school shopping lists, and how much it costs to fill kids' backpacks.
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75 Years After the Alexandria Library Sit-In

In 1939, five young black men walked into Alexandria, Virginia's public library to request they be issued library cards. When borrowing rights were denied on the grounds the facility was for whites only, the men took books from the shelves...

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What Kids' Drawings Say About Their Future Thinking Skills

There's a link between how children draw at age 4 and how well they perform on intelligence tests at age 14, researchers say.
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A Tale Of Two Polls

Two surveys claim to capture the public's view of the Common Core State Standards. But they tell very different stories.
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Ferguson Teachers Use Day Off As Opportunity For A Civics Lesson

School has been canceled for the week in Ferguson, Mo., as civil unrest continues. While the students are out of the classroom, teachers are helping to clean up the streets.
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Schools In Montgomery County Raising Money For Students In Need

The start of classes is less than a week away in Montgomery County, and school systems are calling on the community to donate money for school supplies for young residents in need.

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American University Gets Proactive To Address Underground Frat

The underground fraternity Epsilon Iota drew a firestorm at American University earlier this year when a slew of sexist and racist emails were leaked, prompting a number of changes before the start of this school year.

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The Power Of The Peer Group In Preventing Campus Rape

A small percentage of college students commit most of the rapes on campus. Research suggests that the attitudes of male friends can either lead men to commit rape or stop them.
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Why The Atlanta Testing Scandal Matters

The pressure placed on schools and educators by high-stakes tests can lead to unintended consequences.
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Helping Students Make Sense Of A Young Black Man's Death In Missouri

The shooting of Michael Brown may raise questions for students, and teachers need to be prepared.

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