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High Test Scores At A Nationally Lauded Charter Network, But At What Cost?

Rocketship charter schools were supposed to revolutionize education, Silicon Valley-style, and enroll 1 million students. It hasn't worked out exactly that way.
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Supreme Court Issues Orders On Immigration, Affirmative Action

The high court deadlocked on one major issue but decided another — handing President Obama a setback on immigration but affirming a constitutional role for affirmative action in college admissions.
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A Victory For Affirmative Action, And For Many Colleges A Sigh Of Relief

By a 4-3 vote, the Supreme Court has upheld the use of race in admissions at the University of Texas at Austin. Much of higher education welcomed the decision.
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Supreme Court Upholds Affirmative Action In College Admissions

The Supreme Court upheld affirmative action in college admissions Thursday in a 4-3 ruling on the University of Texas' use of race as a factor in a program to increase diversity in the student body.
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University Of Texas At Austin President Reacts To Affirmative Action Ruling

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Gregory Fenves, the president of the University of Texas at Austin, the school at the center of Thursday's Supreme Court ruling about affirmative action.
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Supreme Court Upholds University Of Texas' Affirmative Action Program

In a 4-3 decision, the court ruled that the university's "race-conscious admissions program" is constitutional.
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How Learning 'Soft Skills' Prepares DCPS Students For The Workplace

When you're pursuing jobs in career-oriented fields, sometimes it's the little things that count — like dress, attitude and the way you shake hands. A DCPS program called Tenacity is giving students a leg up in those areas.

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Chaos, Change And No Change At All: 3 Stories Of School Money

In a follow-up to its School Money series, the NPR Ed Team reports on three states that have, in recent weeks, made news for big challenges to their school funding systems: Texas, Arizona and Kansas.
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School's Out, But Lunch Is Still On

Across this region there's a push to make sure kids who receive free or reduced-priced lunches don't go hungry when school's out over the summer months.

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The Problem With Teaching Preschool Teachers

A new report suggests that many preschool teachers aren't getting the training they need to help students excel.

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