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The Great U.S. History Battle

The College Board redesigned the framework for its Advanced Placement U.S. history course, and many conservative lawmakers aren't happy about it.

In LA, Missing Kindergarten Is A Big Deal

Research shows that missing school in the crucial early days of school leads to problems later on. In Los Angeles, educators are working to raise kindergarten attendance.

How We Talk About Our Teachers

The words college students use to describe their professors say a lot about how men and women are judged differently.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.