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Income, More Than Race, Is Driving Achievement Gap

The achievement gap between black and white students has narrowed significantly over the past 50 years. The gulf between rich and poor students, however, has widened dramatically. Several studies suggest that family income serves as a better predictor of school success.
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'Power of Chocolate' Honors The Cacao Bean

The National Museum of the American Indian's 'Power of Chocolate' festival celebrates the history of the cacao bean, and a time before heart-shaped boxes came into fashion.

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Miramonte Reopens, Previous Staff On Paid Leave

Miramote Elementary School in Los Angeles is open again but with an entirely new faculty and staff. Two former teachers there are charged with sex abuse and lewd acts with students. Some parents were happy with the clean sweep, but others thought removing everyone from the school was too drastic.
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New D.C. Ad Campaign Encourages School Attendance

The District is kick-starting an ad campaign with the theme "The More You Learn, the More You Earn," as part of an effort to persuade D.C. students from skipping out on school.

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Virginia Tries Again To Kill King's Dominion Law

Legislators in Virginia are trying again to take down the King's Dominion law, which prevents schools from opening before Labor Day unless they submit weather excemptions.

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States Hope For Relief With 'No Child' Waivers

Six months ago, President Obama directed his secretary of education to give waivers to states seeking much-needed relief from the federal education mandates prescribed under No Child Left Behind. On Thursday, they granted them to ten. But how much flexibility is the president really willing to give and what is he asking in return?

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