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Research On Tulsa's Head Start Program Finds Lasting Gains

Deborah Phillips at Georgetown University has spent more than a decade studying preschool programs in Oklahoma. Her latest research found strong gains in some areas, but slow progress in others.
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LISTEN: Diane Rehm And Isabel Wilkerson Remember Roosevelt High Over The Years

Two prominent alumnae of Roosevelt High School in D.C.'s Petworth neighborhood remember very different times attending the school — one when it was all white, the other when it was all black.

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For Students Studying Abroad, International Unrest Presents Hard Decisions

Elizabeth Redden, who covers international higher education for Inside Higher Ed, explains how unrest and instability around the world affects study abroad programs.
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When Teachers Take A Breath, Students Can Bloom

An evidence-based program teaches mindfulness to educators. Research suggests it can reduce their stress and improve their teaching.
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Prince George’s County Head Start Scrambles After Losing Millions in Funding

Prince George's County officials are moving quickly to assure parents that Head Start programs will open on schedule, despite reports of child abuse that led to a loss of $6.4 million in federal funding for the county this week.

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Should We Be Having Kids In The Age Of Climate Change?

For some climate activists, the personal decision to have a child is also fraught with moral consequences: the negative impact on the environment, and on the quality of life for those children.
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The Amazing Pedal-Powered Brain Race: The Finish Line

These middle schoolers built a 200-pound human brain on wheels. Will it survive the eight-hour race through the streets of Baltimore?
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As College Costs Soar, Critics Question Open Curriculum Courses

College students heading back to campus may find some obscure course offerings such as: Zombies in Popular Media. Some argue every class has its merit; others worry they are a waste of time and money.
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Episode 13: Struggling School, Or Sanctuary?

Black kids are disproportionately affected by school closures. Shereen Marisol Meraji reports on what it's like when a predominantly black neighborhood loses its only public high school.
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Building The Pedal-Powered Brain: Countdown To Race Day

These middle schoolers have been working after school for six months building their giant human-powered brain sculpture. Will their ideas hold up or come crashing down?

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