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GE Brings Things To Life In Boston; Lights Out In Connecticut

GE says it will move its headquarters from Fairfield, Conn., to Boston. The company will be getting huge tax breaks, but more than that, it will be gaining access to universities and nonstop flights.
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The President Wants Every Student To Learn Computer Science. How Would That Work?

Adding a new, complex, technical subject to the curriculum won't be easy. We hear from students, teachers, entrepreneurs and educators about the challenges.
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A 'Wisdom Keeper' Draws From A Deep Well Of Navajo Culture

In the Navajo culture, teachers are revered and trusted. Tia Tsosie Begay is no exception, making sure her fourth-graders know that "someone believes in them."
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George Washington University To Rescind Bill Cosby's Honorary Degree

George Washington University President Steven Knapp announced the decision in a statement, saying the degree has become a cause for stress among students and alumni who were themselves the victims of sexual assault.

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The Trouble With Talking Toys

New research says some "educational" toys for infants actually get in the way of learning.
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Should Nation's Top Colleges Include 'Poverty Preference' In Admissions?

The head of one of the largest scholarship programs in the country is urging administrators at the most elite colleges to change the way they admit students to counterbalance the advantages brought by alumni and sports preferences.

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'East Los High' Isn't Just A Soapy Teen Drama — It's Also A Science Experiment

Social scientists and health workers worked with screenwriters and studio execs to create a binge-worthy show designed to help young Latinas make healthy life choices.
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A 'No-Nonsense' Classroom Where Teachers Don't Say 'Please'

To get, and keep, students on track, teachers are trying a different method of classroom management called no-nonsense nurturing.
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What The People Who Read Your College Application Really Think

The college application process can be confusing and frustrating for prospective students. Here's a look at what happens behind the curtain.

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Why Kindergarten Is The New First Grade

Less art and play; more textbooks and tests, say surveyed teachers.

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