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From Afghanistan's Rubble, A Teacher Builds A School Of Ideas

Amid the obstructionism and violence of Afghanistan, Aziz Royesh has set up a school in Kabul that has won worldwide acclaim.

Fraternity's Defense Lawyer Not Ruling Out Suing OU

Stephen Jones, famous for defending Oklahoma City Bomber Timothy McVeigh, argues for due process. He says "every student deserves a second chance."

Athletes Help Cheerleader With Down Syndrome Defy Bullies

Desiree Andrews is a cheerleader at Lincoln Middle School in Wisconsin. She has Down syndrome — and as some hecklers learned last year, she also has the support of her school's basketball team.
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D.C. Charter School Graduation Rates Dip To 69 Percent

The public charter school system in D.C. saw a decrease of 7 percentage points in the overall high school graduation rate last year.

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D.C. Keeps Charter School Graduation Rate Under Wraps

Just how many kids graduate from D.C.'s public and charter schools?
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Push To Allow Maryland Students To Have Reusable Bottles In School Runs Dry

Supporters of the Thirsty Kids Act argue that allowing Maryland students to have reusable water bottles in public schools will keep them better hydrated, while opponents say they will simply prove to be a distraction.

In Idaho School District, Preschool At Risk Without Federal Funds

Congress has not reauthorized special assistance for rural communities this year. But to pay for extra programs like preschool, Basin School District doesn't have many other options.
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As Part Of New Budget, D.C. To Open Four New Schools, Shrink Central Office

Under the new D.C. public school budget, four schools will be opened, the central office will shrink, at-risk students will get more funding, and one school will extend its school year.

Ditching The Common Core Brings A Big Test For Indiana

After dropping the Common Core State Standards and agreeing to write its own end-of-year exam, Indiana's had a rough couple of months.

A Child Of Slavery Who Taught A Generation

Anna J. Cooper was a remarkable student and, later, a legendary teacher and principal of the Dunbar School.