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What's A Charter School If Not A Game Changer?

The publicly funded, privately run schools are at a crossroads. The initial goal was to experiment with alternative ways of educating children, but as charter schools spread rapidly, not all are making the intended impact.
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The Sound Of Art In Los Angeles, Calif.

Sound Art is a mobile music program that teaches children how to play instruments and create music.
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Possible Harvard Cheating Scandal Nets 125 Students

Harvard University is investigating 125 students for possible cheating on a final exam last spring. An investigation showed that nearly half the students in an undergraduate government class may have collaborated or plagiarized on a take-home test. If confirmed, it would be the largest cheating scandal at the university in recent memory.
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Michelle Rhee Talks Education At RNC

Former D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee says Republicans and Democrats have more similarities than differences when it comes to education.

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Norwalk, Ct., Schools Avert Budget Crisis

Like many cities, Norwalk has been repeatedly forced to cut its school budget. But this year, a $10 million shortfall forced a demand for even steeper cuts and big concessions from the teachers union. As the new school year begins, wounds are still deep after the frustrating budget battle.
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Jumping Inside The Art Of Video Games

The Smithsonian is hosting an exhibit exploring video games as art.

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Library Of Congress Preserves A Treasure Trove... Underground

A former Cold War bunker houses the Library of Congress Packard Campus of the National Audio-Visual Conservation Center: The world's largest collection of films, TV programs and sound recordings.

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Using Energy For Good In Houston, Texas

Energy executives raise money for a non-profit group that helps inner-city kids succeed academically.

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