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Debate Over How to Teach Evolution and Climate Change

Tennessee's legislature approved a bill that allows teachers to challenge theories of evolution and global warming. An update on the debate over science education.

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Calif. College Hikes Tuition For In-Demand Classes

After years of state budget cuts resulting in fewer classes, Santa Monica College has a solution. Starting this summer, certain classes will cost $180 per credit hour compared to the current price of $36 per credit hour. That's raised concerns of a two-tier system: one for those who have financial resources and another for those without.
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Fox In Socks! Dartmouth Names Its Medical School After Dr. Seuss

No word yet on whether memorizing The Cat in the Hat will now become a requirement for medical school admission.
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NYC Chancellor On Turning Around City's Schools

Dennis Walcott oversees a school system with more than one million students. Graduation rates are below the national average, and studies suggest most of the city's high school graduates are not ready for college. But Chancellor Walcott tells host Michel Martin that, after one year on the job, New York City schools are on the mend.
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D.C. School Librarians Face An Uncertain Future

Some District public-school librarians are worried about their next chapter, now that DCPS has released its new budget.

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Illinois, D.C. Kids Form Unusual Partnership

What happens when a D.C. teacher hears a story about Illinois kids raising money to visit the District?

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