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New D.C. Ad Campaign Encourages School Attendance

The District is kick-starting an ad campaign with the theme "The More You Learn, the More You Earn," as part of an effort to persuade D.C. students from skipping out on school.

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Virginia Tries Again To Kill King's Dominion Law

Legislators in Virginia are trying again to take down the King's Dominion law, which prevents schools from opening before Labor Day unless they submit weather excemptions.


States Hope For Relief With 'No Child' Waivers

Six months ago, President Obama directed his secretary of education to give waivers to states seeking much-needed relief from the federal education mandates prescribed under No Child Left Behind. On Thursday, they granted them to ten. But how much flexibility is the president really willing to give and what is he asking in return?

Over Bowls Of Soup, Donors Find Recipe For Change

You don't have to have big bucks to join the latest trend in philanthropy. Soup groups around the country let diners pool their money to support deserving local initiatives. In Philadelphia, one dinner raised $225 for a teacher's class project.
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American Graduate: Experts Examine The Risk Factors For Dropping Out

In the third part of our American Graduate series, we find out why researchers say they can predict as early as the third grade whether a student will graduate from high school.

AP: First 10 States Granted Waivers From 'No Child Left Behind'

The administration announced last year that states can apply to be exempt from some No Child requirements. The first 10, AP says, are Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, Oklahoma and Tennessee.