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U.S. Family Signs Up For Extreme Schooling In Russia

When Clifford Levy was posted to Moscow for The New York Times in 2006, he and his wife Julie Dressner decided to immerse their three children fully by sending them to a progressive Russian school. David Greene talks to the couple about what they call their "family's experiment with extreme schooling."
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UMD Wins Solar Decathlon Challenge

The University of Maryland has taken the top prize in the U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon.

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Low Test Scores At MoCo High Schools

Reports indicate nearly half of public high schools in Montgomery County failed to make the grade on statewide tests this year.

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UMD Team Wins Architecture Prize At Solar Decathlon

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At the U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon this week, the team from University of Maryland won first prize in the architecture category for their solar-powered home dubbed "Watershed."


Dave Eggers Says Teachers Should Make More

Writer Dave Eggers argues the best way to attract great teachers is to pay them more. Eggers and activist Ninive Calegari co-founded the Teacher Salary Project, to raise awareness about the low salaries that they say drive many teachers from the classroom.
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Obama's Back-To-School Speech Inspires Area Students

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Students from Benjamin Banneker High School in NW D.C. offer their reactions to President Obama's "Back to School" speech delivered there Wednesday.


Obama Delivers Back-To-School Speech

President Obama delivered his annual back-to-school speech at Benjamin Banneker High School, one of Washington, D.C.'s top performing schools.
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Principal Resigns After 'Banana Man' Protest

The principal that suspended a student for running across the football field wearing a banana costume in Fairfax County has resigned.