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Postcards From The Common Core Classroom

The Common Core State Standards mean big changes in classrooms across the country. This... is the sound of that change.
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Amid Criticism, States Gear Up For Common Core

Delaware Gov. Jack Markell co-chaired the Common Core State Standards Initiative. He speaks with NPR's Scott Simon about the set of standards, and responds to its critics.
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Encouraging Kids To Do Dangerous Things

NPR's Guy Raz of the TED Radio Hour talks with Tinkering School founder Gever Tulley, who says that when kids are encouraged to do dangerous things, they become better problem solvers.
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In Era Of School Competition, Cooperation At D.C. School Yields Big Gains

D.C. officials are holding up Stanton Elementary in Ward 8 as an example of the gains that can be made when public and charter schools collaborate — not compete.
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D.C. School Test Scores Inch Up, But No Repeat Of 'Historic' Jumps

D.C. officials announced today that math and reading proficiency rates were again up for the city's public and charter schools, though some of the gains were modest and others uneven.
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Beating The Odds: A Teen Mom Who Refused To Be A Statistic

A stranger on the Metro told Tanazia Matthews that, as another teen mother, she was destined to be a statistic. She explains how, through regimenting her time, she is able to both raise her son and make it through to college.

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New Bill Aims To Hold Colleges Accountable For Campus Sex Crimes

Under new bipartisan legislation, colleges and universities could face strong new penalties for mishandling cases of sexual assault on campus. Critics question whether they can be implemented.
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Warner Joins Bipartisan Group Targeting Sexual Assaults On College Campuses

The bill would force schools to provide confidential advisors to victims and forbids athletic departments from handling sexual assault cases themselves.
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What Common Core Looks Like In A Second Grade Classroom

The Common Core State Standards in reading and math have generated lots of attention and controversy, but what do they look and sound like in a classroom? Michigan Radio's Sarah Alvarez offers a peek at the standards at work in a second grade math class.
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For 2 Senators, Campus Sexual Assault Solution Starts In Washington

To learn more about the new legislation aimed at sexual assault on campuses, Audie Cornish speaks with two of the bill's co-sponsors, Sen. Claire McCaskill and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand.

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