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Struggle For Smarts? How Eastern And Western Cultures Tackle Learning

For the most part in American culture, intellectual struggle in school children is seen as an indicator of weakness, while in Eastern cultures it is not only tolerated, it is often used to measure emotional strength.
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GWU Overstates Top Percentile Of Incoming Students

George Washington University reveals it's been overstating the percentage of incoming freshmen that graduated in the top 10 percent.

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Designing Secure Schools

In the wake of the tragic shootings in Connecticut, parents are asking if there's any way to make schools more secure. Architect Roger Lewis explores the challenge of designing schools that are both secure and welcoming for kids.

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D.C. School System Shows Increased Graduation Rate

D.C. Public Schools' graduation rate is on the rise, as the latest numbers show a rate 3 percentage points higher than the previous year.

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Challenges Of Going From War Zone To The Classroom

Hundreds of thousands of service members are transitioning from bases to college campuses. As Americans get ready for Veterans Day, host Michel Martin discusses the challenges veterans face, and the programs that help them succeed. She talks with Meg Mitcham, a veteran and the head of veterans programs for the American Council on Education.
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Montgomery County Council To Discuss Drug Issues In Schools

Montgomery County officials are looking to address rising drug issues in the county's schools, and three county council committees will hold a joint hearing today to discuss the problem.

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D.C. Charter School Rankings Show 20 Schools 'High Performing'

The D.C. Public Charter School board has released its school performance rankings for 2012, and 20 of its 57 schools are considered high-ranking. Nine schools fell into the lowest performance category.

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Is The Nightly Homework Battle Worth It?

A lot of kids hate homework, and studies show they're getting more of it than ever. But experts are questioning whether the work is worth it. Host Michel Martin discusses the debate over homework with a panel of parents, including regular contributor Jolene Ivey, psychologist Kenneth Goldberg and educator Stephen Jones.

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