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Majority Of Parents Say 'No' To Standardized Tests In One New York District

Sixty one percent of students in New York's Cooperstown Central School District refused to take state assessment tests last month. The district is trying to stop the widespread "opt-out" movement.
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'Preferred' Candidate For Montgomery County Schools Chief Passes On Job

Dr. Andrew Houlihan, the chief academic officer of the Houston Independent School District in Texas, won't be leading Montgomery County's school system after all.

Centenarian Among The Oldest Ever To Earn A Ph.D.

At age 102, Ingeborg Rapoport finally got to defend her doctoral thesis, 77 years after she was prevented from doing so by the Nazis. NPR's Rachel Martin takes note of the milestone.

Words Of Wisdom: Commencement Speeches Are Back

Grad speeches are underway. Kanye West, Mary Karr and Michelle Obama offer advice on expressing opinions, fear and being black in America.
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Montgomery County School Board Finds 'Preferred' Candidate For Superintendent

Dr. Andrew Houlihan, currently the chief academic officer for the Houston Independent School District in Texas, is the Montgomery County Board of Education's preferred pick to the be the school system's next superintendent.

After Suicides, MIT Works To Relieve Student Pressure

In the past year, four students have died by suicide. The school has responded by asking professors to lighten workloads and is launching new suicide prevention efforts.
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Republicans And Democrats Again Feud Over D.C. School Voucher Program

A House committee traveled to a Catholic school in Northeast D.C. on Thursday to debate a controversial program that offers low-income students in D.C. federally funded vouchers to attend private schools.

Are You Smarter Than A 15-Year-Old?

The results are out: 15-year-olds who took a skills assessment test had a hard time with it, no matter where they live. See how you might fare with some sample questions.

Vindication For Fidgeters: Movement May Help Students With ADHD Concentrate

There's a correlation between physical movement and mental work, new research suggests. For kids with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, that may mean bouncing a knee helps sharpen their focus.
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Biliterate D.C. Students Now Can Get A Special Seal On Their Diplomas

Beginning this year, juniors and seniors who can demonstrate a proficiency in foreign languages acquired through immersion or advanced placement classes can apply for the seal.