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The Science Of Getting Kids Organized

Can teaching kids impulse control, self-evaluation and focus actually help them do better in school? Parents are paying top dollar for executive function coaches.
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What It Means That The High School Diploma Is Now A Moving Target

At least six states are switching the rules so students can get diplomas retroactively.
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Post Student Protests, Controversial Rhodes Statue Stays

Rachel Martin has an update on last week's story from Oxford University, where students called for a controversial statue to be removed.
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For-Profit Colleges Seeking Veterans' GI Bill Dollars Aren't Always The Best Fit

There are growing calls for leading universities as well as community colleges to do more to attract and serve those who served.
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Immigrants' Son Is 1 Of 12 Students Worldwide To Ace AP Calculus Exam

Of the 302,532 students who took the Advanced Placement Calculus exam, Cedrick Argueta, the son of a Salvadoran maintenance worker and a Filipina nurse, was one of 12 to earn every single point.
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Virginia's Charter School Amendment Is Prepped For Round Two In Assembly

An amendment to the state Constitution to make it much easier to create charter schools is expected to take its second big step forward during this session of the General Assembly.

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American Muslims Tackle Terrorism With Teens' Best Tool: The Internet

These millennials and teenagers no longer want to stay silent. They are using what they know best — the Internet — to counter the Islamic State's propaganda.
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For-Profit DeVry University Is Sued Over Employment Figure Claims

The school maintains that 90 percent of its graduates who are looking for work find employment in their field. The Federal Trade Commission calls that statement deceptive.
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Lowering The Bar For The New GED Test

Many students had complained the new version was too hard. A lower minimum passing score means tens of thousands of students could potentially get their high school equivalency diplomas retroactively.
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Amherst College Gives Unofficial Mascot 'Lord Jeff' The Boot

The mascot is a caricature of Lord Jeffery Amherst, an English general who proposed giving blankets from smallpox patients to Native Americans. The school receives many complaints about the mascot.

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