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These Kids Grew Up With The Woods As Their Only Classroom

Ben Hewitt's sons do not follow standardized curriculum; there are no tests or grades. He is a member of the "unschooling" movement.
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The Myth Of The Superstar Superintendent?

Superintendents make almost no difference when it comes to student success, according to a new report.
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Gentlemen, Preschool Is Calling

New York City is scrambling to make good on its promise to provide preschool for all. That means hiring roughly 1,000 new teachers. But few will likely be men.
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North Carolina District Breaks Ties With Teach For America

The school board in Durham, N.C., voted 6-1 to end its relationship with Teach For America, after the current crop of teachers finish out their stints. Board members cited the lack of experience and the limited commitment of these young teachers in the district's "high-needs" schools. Education reporter Reema Khrais of WUNC explains the situation.
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A Snapshot of Foreign Students in Local Universities

The Washington region has long been seen as a magnet for foreign students seeking advanced degrees. But a new report reveals a more complex portrait of international students.

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Some Accused Of Sexual Assault On Campus Say System Works Against Them

Young men in colleges across the country say they're being falsely accused of campus sexual assault and treated unfairly in a rush to judgment.
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Sounds From The First Day Of School

Millions of children are heading back to school, and to mark the traditional start of the school year, we've asked reporters from member stations around the country to bring us the sounds.
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Push To Revamp Federal Testing Requirements Unlikely To Gain Traction

Local lawmakers on both sides of the aisle would like to see changes to federal laws mandating standardized testing, but legislation is unlikely before the midterm elections.

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Librarians Are A Luxury Chicago Public Schools Can't Afford

Librarians are being reassigned to classrooms. In Illinois, librarians must also have teaching certifications, and most have endorsements to teach specific grades and subjects.
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Miami Struggles To Embrace Unaccompanied Immigrants

School districts are beginning to cope with the recent influx of new students from Central America. Many have little education and most are just beginning to learn English.

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