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Math Is Everywhere, But Especially On National Mall This Weekend

The first National Math Festival of its kind comes to the District Saturday, taking over the National Mall and Smithsonian museums.
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In New Orleans, A Second-Chance School Tries Again

Crescent Leadership Academy has a checkered reputation, but a new principal is trying to do right by some of the toughest — and most troubled — kids in the city.
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LA Schools To Apple: You Owe Us

The Los Angeles Unified School District wants Apple to pay up for poorly performing software on its iPads.
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Real-World Math: A Bit Of Trig And Hay For The Horses

The Common Core math standards say students need more than a textbook understanding of concepts like the Pythagorean theorem. So two Colorado teachers teamed up for a lesson in real-world math.
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Educators Sentenced To Jail In Atlanta Cheating Scandal

Jail terms were given to most Atlanta educators, who were convicted this month of conspiring to cheat on state tests to earn raises and bonuses. Steve Inskeep talks to Rachel Aviv of The New Yorker.
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The All-Work, No-Play Culture Of South Korean Education

A new report finds South Korean students feel greater stress than those in any other developed nation. The country is weighing the relentless pressure it places on studying and exams.
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Atlanta Educators Handed Sentences In Cheating Scandal

In a fiery sentencing hearing Tuesday, a judge in Atlanta lashed out at some of the 10 former educators convicted in a grade-changing scandal.
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If Walls Could Talk: What Lead Is Doing To Our Students

A new study says Massachusetts' aggressive effort to lower lead exposure has also improved student performance.
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Jail Terms Handed To Most Atlanta Teachers Convicted In Cheating Scandal

Two of the 10 teachers convicted this month accepted plea deals. The others received jail times of one to seven years for their roles in the largest cheating scandal in U.S. education.
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In Maryland General Assembly, Budget Fights Continue To The End

A school funding formula was the main item in dispute as Democrats maneuvered on the state budget before the legislature adjourned Monday night.

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