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Broadway's 'Hamilton' Makes Its Way Into NYC's High School Curriculum

The Broadway hit tells the story of the American Revolution with a multi-racial cast and hip-hop music. The point is to make American history a lot more exciting than how it's often taught in school.
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Young Scientists Feature Projects At 2016 White House Science Fair

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with two students whose science projects were featured at the 2016 White House Science Fair.
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Stanford Physicist Embarks On Mission To Improve Undergraduate Teaching

Research shows that some teaching methods are a lot better than others. But why aren't more colleges and universities even bothering to measure teaching effectiveness? Nobel Laureate Carl Wieman, a Stanford professor, is on a mission to improve undergraduate teaching and learning.
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Not All Financial Education Is Effective. Here Are 4 Ideas That Work

Credit scores. Car loans. Mortgages. It's stuff we all need to know. Yet not all financial education classes help us make better financial decisions. But some do.
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Kansas State Recruits Students Who Are In The Country Illegally

Kansas State University is aggressively recruiting those students by using privately raised money to provide grants and scholarships. Other schools have closed the door on such funding.
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The Rare District That Recognizes Gifted Latino Students

Few gifted programs across the country have done what Paradise Valley, Ariz., has done to identify and support gifted English language learners.
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A Simple Cure For Education's Jargonitis

It can be hard to make sense of the words used by people who want to make schools better. Here's our Reader's Guide, using the most common words in English.
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First DCPS Teacher To Win Arbitration Over Evaluation System Discusses His Case

In 2010, during the second year of the new teacher evaluation system called IMPACT, Thomas O'Rourke received an "ineffective" rating, and he eventually lost his job. Four years later, an arbitrator ruled in his favor. He talks about the case with WAMU 88.5's Kavitha Cardoza.

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In Largo, An Educational Experience Just For International Students

Though the International High School at Largo shares space with a traditional high school, everything from their hours to their grading structure differs from the norm.

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Gifted, But Still Learning English, Many Bright Students Get Overlooked

More than 3 million U.S. schoolchildren are classified as gifted. Thousands of others, however, are never identified as gifted and remain underserved because they start school not speaking English.

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