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'Blended' Learning Shows Promising Results At D.C. Schools

A "blended" learning model, which combines traditional teacher instruction with use of technology, is showing encouraging results at some D.C. public schools.
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Voices From El Salvador: Hope Endures Amid Despair

Gang violence is a big factor driving undocumented immigrants across the border to cities like D.C., but programs to address the problems that drive that violence in Central America may be bearing fruit.

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Alexandria Public Schools Superintendent Alvin Crawley

Kojo sits down with Alexandria Public Schools Superintendent Alvin Crawley to find out how the school system is tackling academic challenges -- and ushering in new changes -- following a turbulent year.


Q&A: Plumbing The Mysteries Of The Teenage Brain

In Age of Opportunity, psychologist Larry Steinberg applies neuroscience to risk-taking, peer influence, the boredom of high school and other adolescent conundrums.

Dancer Needed To Move To Think

From the TED Radio Hour, an idea worth spreading: When she was 7, Dame Gillian Lynne's mother took her to a doctor, worried she had a learning disorder. The diagnosis? She was just born to dance.

How Do Schools Kill Creativity?

Sir Ken Robinson makes a case for creating an education system that nurtures — rather than stifles — creativity.

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U.S. Manufacturing: A Remembrance And A Look Ahead

A century ago, U.S. manufacturers were building a mountain of wealth that unskilled workers could climb. Today, economists see U.S. factories flourishing but say workers will see fewer opportunities.

After Protests Over History Curriculum, School Board Tries To Compromise

For weeks, Colorado high school students protested a proposal that the AP history course promote patriotism. The school board dropped some controversial language, but voted to review the curriculum.

Michigan Football Apologizes For Letting QB With A Concussion Play

Students at the University of Michigan want the coach and the athletic director to be fired. Both faced protests after the quarterback was put back in a game following a head injury last week.