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Youth Voices: Lewis Reining

Countless wistful students have sat bored in class, wishing they had a machine to transport them beyond the schoolyard gates. Commentator Lewis Reining got to build one, and says what he learned during the process rivaled some of the science and math lessons he sat through in high school.

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Rising Standards Cause More Schools To Fail In Virginia

In Virginia, less than 40 percent of schools met federal standards this year compared to 61 percent last year.

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Prince George's County Teachers Protest Their Deportation

The pursuit of the American dream doesn't always have a happy ending. That's certainly the case for hundreds of international teachers recruited from all over the world to work for the Prince George's County school system. These teachers are now being told they have to go home.

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Fewer Virginia Schools Meet Federal Standards

In Virginia, more than three-fifths of Virginia's public schools and 97 percent of districts failed to meet annual benchmarks in reading and math under 'No Child Left Behind.'

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Regional School Officials Will Weigh 'No Child Left Behind' Waiver

School officials in the region are applauding a decision by the U.S. Department of Education to relax some requirements of the No Child Left Behind law.

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