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Big Changes Ahead For American Schools?

President Obama's 2013 budget calls for a $5 billion competitive grant to get states to overhaul teacher evaluations and training programs. Also, the president recently gave 10 states waivers from some of the rules of the No Child Left Behind Act. Host Michel Martin speaks with NPR's Claudio Sanchez and Kentucky principal Tim Roy.
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Huguely Trial: Prosecution Wraps Up Case

The prosecution rested its case Wednesday in the murder trial of George Huguely in Charlottesville, Va. Of note was testimony from defendant's former teammate, who says Huguely lied about his whereabouts the night of the alleged murder.

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DCPS Chancellor Talks Enrollment

D.C. Public Schools saw a 1 percent decrease in enrollment this year, mirroring a national trende of lower public school enrollment.

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Wealthy Colleges See Spike In Fundraising

Charitable giving to the nation's colleges and universities reached $30.30 billion in 2011, an 8.2 percent increase over the previous year, a new survey says. The 20 institutions that raised the most received $8.24 billion. Stanford, Harvard and Yale topped the list.
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R.I. Student Draws Ire Over School Prayer Challenge

A student in Cranston, R.I., sued the city over a banner in the high school auditorium. She started receiving death threats after a federal judge ruled in her favor, ordering the banner removed. The school board is expected to decide Thursday whether to appeal the judge's ruling.
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Virginia Bill Would Move Teachers To Contracts

A bill now moving to the Virginia state senate would restrict teachers to limited-term contracts, subject to evaluation every three years.

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Obama Promotes Job Training At Community College

President Obama unveiled his fiscal 2013 budget at Northern Virginia Community College Monday. His proposal includes $8 billion for community colleges to partner with businesses to provide training in job skills that are in demand. Students there were pleased to hear the president call for more support for their type of school.
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Enrollment In D.C. Public Schools Drops

The number of students enrolled in D.C. public schools went down over the last year, but overall enrollment in the district rose thanks to increased interest in DCPS charter schools.

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