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As Part Of New Budget, D.C. To Open Four New Schools, Shrink Central Office

Under the new D.C. public school budget, four schools will be opened, the central office will shrink, at-risk students will get more funding, and one school will extend its school year.

Ditching The Common Core Brings A Big Test For Indiana

After dropping the Common Core State Standards and agreeing to write its own end-of-year exam, Indiana's had a rough couple of months.

A Child Of Slavery Who Taught A Generation

Anna J. Cooper was a remarkable student and, later, a legendary teacher and principal of the Dunbar School.
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Proposal Would Put Sexual Misconduct On Maryland Students' Official Transcripts

If students are suspended or expelled, or if they drop out because of a conviction of a sexual offense, it would be included on their official transcript under a bill being pushed by Montgomery County Del. Maricé Morales.

Why Some Schools Serve Local Food And Others Can't (Or Won't)

A survey found that 36 percent of U.S. public schools bought food from local farmers during two recent school years. But a slightly greater number of schools served no local food at all.


The Teenage Brain: Spock Vs. Captain Kirk

Adolescents get a bad rep for being irrational. The bad news: It's kinda deserved. The good news: Teen brains come equipped with an internal Mr. Spock, trying to keep them safe.

2 Oklahoma Students Seen In Racist Fraternity Video Apologize

The men were in a video of Sigma Alpha Epsilon members singing a racist chant. They have apologized, with one of the now-former fraternity brothers saying he had learned "a devastating lesson."

Frat Banned At Oklahoma University Is Familiar With Controversy

A 2013 investigation found 10 people died in events related to the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Bloomberg reporter John Hechinger about SAE's troubled history.

SAE Fraternity Banned From University Of Oklahoma

Sigma Alpha Epsilon members have until midnight Tuesday to leave their fraternity's campus house after a video surfaced showing several members singing derogatory racial language.

University Of Oklahoma Expels 2 Students Seen As Leading Racist Chant

University of Oklahoma President David Boren said their actions at a fraternity event "created a hostile learning environment for others."