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How A Great Teacher Cultivates Veggies (And Kids) In The Bronx — In 17 Photos

Science teacher Stephen Ritz and his students live in a food desert. His solution: Grow 100 bags of fresh fruits and vegetables a week — in the classroom.
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Fifth Graders Revisit King's 'Dream' Speech At The Lincoln Memorial

Students from Watkins Elementary School in Washington, D.C., gathered to honor the civil rights leader.
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Attendance Drops At Maryland High School, As Deportation Fears Rise

A Maryland high school principal says many of her students are skipping school, fearing that they or their parents will be deported.
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Solving The Special Ed Teacher Shortage: Quality, Not Quantity

A nonprofit in Idaho is training better-prepared teachers who'll be less likely to leave the classroom after a year or two.
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Should Standardized Testing Be Capped? Maryland Exploring Options

The perception that students are overwhelmed with the amount of standardized testing crosses the partisan divide, prompting the creation of a commission to look into how Maryland might walk the fine line.

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5 Ways Elite-College Admissions Squeeze Out Poor Kids

Athletic scholarships, campus visits and other factors work against high-achieving low-income students, a new report says.
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Meet The Man DCPS Tapped To Head A New All-Male Public High School

Benjamin Williams says that when he was young, a DCPS teacher changed his life. The two recently met again as Williams gets ready to head the first all-male public high school in the District.

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Detroit Public School Teachers Turn To 'Sickouts' In Protest

They're angry about everything from overcrowding and hazardous buildings to looming bankruptcy. But teacher strikes are illegal in Michigan, and opponents say the actions hurt students and parents.
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Adding 'Beauty And Joy' To Obama's Push For Computer Science Teaching

Fewer than 10 percent of America's high schools offer computer science classes. Educators say just adding courses isn't enough — it will take teachers who inspire.
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Pretty Girls Make (Higher) Grades

In a study of students at a Colorado university, attractiveness in women was linked to better grades. But the difference disappeared for online classes.

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