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UVA Sororities Push To Host Their Own Parties

Audie Cornish talks to Nicolette Gendron, a member of Kappa Alpha Beta Sorority at the University of Virginia and a writer for the C-Ville Weekly.
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Essay Instead Of A Test? Va. Lawmakers Reconsider Graduation Requirements

The question at the heart of a debate in the General Assembly: How many standardized tests does a high school student need to pass to graduate?

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Program For Black And Latino Boys Announced By D.C. Leaders

Mayor Muriel Bowser and Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson say it will help address the achievement gap between minority and white students.

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The Past, Present And Future Of High-Stakes Testing

Steve Inskeep talks with NPR Ed's Anya Kamenetz about her book, The Test: Why Our Schools Are Obsessed with Standardized Testing — But You Don't Have to Be.
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State Of The Union: A Quick Wrap On Education

Good news about graduation rates, and more about Obama's plan for making community college free.
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For D.C.-Area Republicans, Obama's Speech Is A Non-Starter

The region's GOP lawmakers said the State Of The Union offered a series of misguided proposals for keeping the economy on track.

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What To Expect From Obama Tonight On Education

President Obama will lay out three main ideas in a State of the Union speech that may echo his first address to Congress in 2009.
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Maryland Universities Raise Tuition After Budget Cuts

This semester, students at several public universities in Maryland will have to dig a little deeper into their pockets for tuition.
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Classroom Reflections On America's Race Relations

A middle-school classroom in Michigan takes on the complicated issue of race and justice in society. The students, all of whom are black, worry what happened to Trayvon Martin could happen to them.
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What Does Martin Luther King Jr.'s Legacy Look Like To A 5-Year-Old?

Teachers all over the country are finding ways to talk about the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. In one Washington, D.C., classroom, the lessons about race come alive.

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