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Be A Varsity Player ... In Video Games?

A private university elects to make a popular video game into an official varsity sport. Marketing ploy or sign of the future?
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To Boost Attendance, Milwaukee Schools Revive Art, Music And Gym

After years of cutbacks, Milwaukee Public Schools are re-hiring teachers for classes beyond the basics. They are hoping to retain students as well as boost attendance and test scores.
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A Former Drug Dealer Gives A Great Defense Of The Liberal Arts

College programs in prison have become extremely rare, but one alum's story shows how incarceration can truly be reformative.
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Catania, Schwartz Express Opposition To School Boundary Change Proposal

Two D.C. mayoral candidates have expressed concern with possible changes to the city's four-decade-old school boundaries and feeder patterns, saying that the process should be put on hold.
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The Politics Of The Common Core

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's attempt to drop the Core comes amid a backlash in many states against the academic standards.
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Asthma, Poverty and Public Health

When President Barack Obama unveiled new environmental regulations to cut carbon emissions, he claimed it could prevent 100,000 asthma attacks per year. Kojo explores the far-reaching affects of a disease that affects 25 million Americans.

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Bill Would Require D.C. To Evaluate Special Education Students More Quickly

D.C. currently requires that children suspected of having learning disabilities be evaluated by the school system within 120 days, but this week the D.C. Council debated a bill that would cut that time in half.
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DCPS Hits Pause On Using Test Scores For Teacher Evaluations

For one year, D.C. Public Schools won't factor student test scores into teacher evaluations.
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DCPS Student Taste Testers Vote on How They Want Their Veggies Prepared

A professor from American University is teaming up with chefs who prepare vegetables three different ways and let DCPS students vote on their favorite.

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Free College For All: Dream, Promise Or Fantasy?

The movement for free tuition is growing. Time to look a gift horse in the mouth.

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