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Miami Valedictorian Gets Support In Fight Against Deportation

The Pelaez's lawyer has said they will appeal the judge's ruling. And in the meantime, a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman says that the agency will not rush to act in her case.
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Effort To Overturn 'Kings Dominion Law' Shot Down

Virginia's 'King's Dominion law' prevails once again, as a state senate committee thwarted efforts this week to allow schools in the state to begin before Labor Day.


Case Renews Focus On Race In College Admissions

The Supreme Court will take up the issue of racial preferences in college admissions next fall, and some fear the decision will leave universities with fewer options for increasing diversity on campus. Others say affirmative action is a crutch that is long past due for replacement.
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Virginia's 'Tebow Bill' Dies In Committee

A bill that would have allowed home-schooled students to participate on sports teams at public schools has died, after a committee voted it down 8-7 Thursday.


A Case For And Against Proper Spelling

In a piece in Wired Magazine, writer Anne Trubek argues that our fixation on correct spelling is outdated. Trubek thinks we should abandon spelling rules and "let luce." Wired copy editor Lee Simmons fired back arguing that these standards make communication possible.
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In Experimental School, Tight-Knit Community Helps Students Succeed

High school graduation rates are notoriously poor in areas of high poverty. But the Baltimore Talent Development High School has had remarkable results getting students to graduation using a specialized curriculum, and providing each student with an adult who truly cares about their success.

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PHOTOS: Baltimore Talent Development High School

Students at Baltimore Talent Development High School have a greater chance of success than their peers in Baltimore City's traditional public schools, thanks to a new educational model developed at Johns Hopkins University. Here's a look at what makes it work.