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The All-Work, No-Play Culture Of South Korean Education

A new report finds South Korean students feel greater stress than those in any other developed nation. The country is weighing the relentless pressure it places on studying and exams.
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Atlanta Educators Handed Sentences In Cheating Scandal

In a fiery sentencing hearing Tuesday, a judge in Atlanta lashed out at some of the 10 former educators convicted in a grade-changing scandal.
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If Walls Could Talk: What Lead Is Doing To Our Students

A new study says Massachusetts' aggressive effort to lower lead exposure has also improved student performance.
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Jail Terms Handed To Most Atlanta Teachers Convicted In Cheating Scandal

Two of the 10 teachers convicted this month accepted plea deals. The others received jail times of one to seven years for their roles in the largest cheating scandal in U.S. education.
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In Maryland General Assembly, Budget Fights Continue To The End

A school funding formula was the main item in dispute as Democrats maneuvered on the state budget before the legislature adjourned Monday night.

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Senate Attempts To Revise No Child Left Behind Measure

A Senate committee begins work on a bill that would overhaul the education law. That measure — once considered a great uniter of politicians on the left and right — has since become a great divider.
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Sentencing Begins For Atlanta Teachers Convicted In Cheating Scandal

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks to Dana Goldstein, a staff writer at the Marshall Project, about the Atlanta educators receiving sentencing Monday in what is considered to be one of the largest cheating scandals in American education. She says such actions by teachers to make test scores look better is quite common.
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Harvard Students Block Campus Building To Push Fossil Fuel Divestment

A group of Harvard University students is calling for the school to sell its investments in fossil fuel companies. Protesters began blocking the entrance to the main administration building Sunday.
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Senators Try To Revise No Child Left Behind — A Few Years Behind

Tuesday, senators begin working out the details of a bipartisan update to the No Child Left Behind education law. The proposed revision would give states more control over school accountability.
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Pressure Intensifies On Achievement Gap For Latino Students In Montgomery County

Advocates for Latino students say the Maryland school system must do more to fix a "cycle of social exclusion," and whoever replaces Joshua Starr as superintendent must make the issue a priority.

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