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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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Tech Program Helps Put Latinos On A Path To Silicon Valley

A unique group of college students from California's Salinas Valley — many the children of farmworkers and immigrants — is working toward careers in major tech companies.
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Duke Backpedals On Allowing Muslim Call To Prayer In Bell Tower

Earlier this week, the university said Muslim students could use the chapel bell tower — but then backtracked after getting threats.
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NCAA To Return Penn State Wins Lost After Sandusky Scandal

The NCAA has settled a lawsuit with Penn State over sanctions it imposed on the school related to a child abuse scandal involving one of the school's assistant football coaches. Under the settlement, all of Penn State's victories between 1998 and 2011 will be restored and the school will donate $60 million anti-child abuse programs. State officials sued to repeal a consent decree issued in 2012 after the serial abuses of former coach Jerry Sandusky were revealed.
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Do New Parents Tend To Flee D.C.? The Numbers Point To 'Yes'

A new study from D.C.'s Chief Financial Officer proves what has so far been anecdotal: New parents are more likely to leave D.C. than residents who don't have kids.
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Arizona 1st In Nation To Require High Schoolers To Pass Civics Test

The state's governor signed a bill into law that will require graduates to pass the same civics test given to candidates for U.S. citizenship. Similar measures are being considered in other states.
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Students, Hogan's Your Man — Governor-Elect Backs Post-Labor Day School Start

Supporters of moving the start of school in Maryland past Labor Day are going all in this year in Annapolis to get their way.
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Do Fictional Geniuses Hold Back Real Women?

A new study finds that the academic disciplines most associated with "geniuses" are also the fields in which women are underrepresented.
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Transportation, Education Could Be Big Sticking Points For Hogan's Budget

Funding for large transportation projects — such as the Purple Line — and for large school districts are among Democrats' concerns as the new GOP governor prepares his fiscal plan.

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