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Advanced Placement History Test Accused Of Being Unpatriotic

An Oklahoma legislative panel is reviewing the latest Advanced Placement U.S. History course and could cut funding for it in the state's schools. Lawmakers complain the course focuses on the negative.
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When Pot Goes From Illegal To Recreational, Schools Face A Dilemma

Since Colorado legalized marijuana use, some schools in the state are starting to change how they teach students about the drug in health class. Educators worry students are receiving mixed messages.
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Imagining The Future: 'Howard Project' Students Look Forward

A high school teacher, a lawyer, a nurse, a minister: Four college seniors at Howard University in Washington, D.C., describe their career ambitions and how they feel as graduation grows closer.
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If Your Teacher Likes You, You Might Get A Better Grade

Like likes like: New research supports the notion that teachers favor those who favor them.
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The Heavy Moral Weight Of Carnegie Mellon's 800 Botched Acceptances

Carnegie Mellon University recently emailed about 800 graduate school applicants to say they'd been accepted. But it was a mistake. NPR's Scott Simon reflects on acceptance letters in the digital age.
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For Students In Ohio, A Crib Sheet For Interacting With Police

In Akron, Ohio, some students made a reference card designed to improve relations between the community and police. It offers tips on how to behave — and how to report police misconduct.
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Education Could Prove To Be Flashpoint Between Hogan And Maryland Democrats

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan and Democrats in the General Assembly are already feuding over funding cuts to public schools, and it looks like both sides will be battling over expanding charter schools in the state too.
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Oklahoma May Scrap AP History For Focusing On America's 'Bad Parts'

In Oklahoma, state lawmakers are debating a bill that would axe the teaching of Advanced Placement courses in U.S. history. The reason? Some believe the classes focus too much on what is "bad about America." The bill, which passed easily through a committee this week, outlines what should and shouldn't be taught in the classroom.
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Now This Is An Example Of Truly Educational Radio

In Sierra Leone, schools have been closed since July to keep Ebola from spreading. So the government began a new way of teaching — on the radio.
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A Sophisticated Version Of Guess The Grape — But Is It A Sport?

For a half-century, Oxford and Cambridge have competed against each other in blind wine tasting. The big match is this week.

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