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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.

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.

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.

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.


Students Push College Fossil Fuel Divestment To Stigmatize Industry

As a way to fight climate change, students at hundreds of campuses are pushing their colleges to divest from fossil fuels with sit-ins. But critics say divestment is the wrong tactic.

New Research Shows Free Online Courses Didn't Grow As Expected

A new study of free, online college courses says that growth fell short of early expectations, as well as a pattern among users: mostly college-educated, including a surprising number of teachers.

More Black, Latino Teens Say They're Online 'Almost Constantly'

About one-third of black and Hispanic teens say they're online just about all the time, compared with about 1 in 5 whites, a new study says. Experts say smartphones are defining teens' social habits.
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A Student's Perspective On The Future Of Ward 8

Whatever the perceptions of Ward 8 may be, we talk with a star student at Ballou who says Ward 8 is a flower ready to bloom.

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Proposal For Military Charter School Moves Forward In Ward 8

A new charter middle school may be coming to the Joint Base Anacostia Bolling military installation.