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No Child Left Behind: 'Revolutionary,' Controversial Idea

President Obama recently announced big changes to the Bush-era education law. Steve Perry, principal of Capital Preparatory Magnet School in Hartford, Connecticut, says the law is still a good idea, and it made his teachers pay attention to all students. Author Peg Tyre says the law focused the nation on the achievement gap but turned many schools into "test prep factories." Both speak with guest host Jacki Lyden.
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For States, More Flexibility In Education Policies

Many public school systems chafed under No Child Left Behind, the Bush-era law requiring states to closely monitor student achievement and conduct more regular testing. President Obama announced Friday that states can now qualify for exemptions from some of the law's key requirements. Guest host Jacki Lyden discusses the changes with Education Week Staff Writer Alyson Klein.
Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The Hyman S. & Freda Bernstein Jewish Literary Festival

The Hyman S. & Freda Bernstein Jewish Literary Festival presents the year's best in Jewish writing by both emerging and established authors from across the globe.

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Life Lessons Learned: The National Teachers Initiative

StoryCorps is honing in on lessons about learning with a new project for the academic year called the National Teachers Initiative. It'll feature conversations with teachers across the country — teachers talking to each other, students interviewing the teachers who changed their lives, and more.
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Neurosurgeon Gives Thanks To His Science Teacher

As a middle-school student in the '80s, Lee Buono stayed after school one day to remove the brain and spinal cord from a frog. He did such a good job that his science teacher told him he might be a neurosurgeon someday. That's exactly what Buono did.
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Canceling The School Play Won't Avoid 'Kismet'

This week a high school in western Pennsylvania canceled its production of Kismet, citing sensitivity over the Sept. 11 attacks. The musical was adapted from the Arabian Nights; might it not be good for students to learn a lesson about controversy?

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