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Just 6 Percent Of D.C. Charter Budgets Come From Private Funding, Report Finds

D.C. should make information about its public charter schools easier to understand, according to a report from the DC Fiscal Policy Institute, as some of the actual numbers run against public perception.

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The Life And Death Of The Summer Job

Summertime means summer jobs for many college students. But a summer job just doesn't have the purchasing power it used to, especially when you compare it with the cost of college.
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High Schoolers And Snooze Buttons: A Public Health Crisis?

Pre-dawn school start times are unhealthy and must change, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Shall I Compare Thee To An Algorithm? Turing Test Gets A Creative Twist

Can a computer program craft passable prose — something readers can't distinguish from human-authored stuff? How about poetry, or dance mixes? New contests pose those challenges.
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New Tests Push Schools To Redefine 'Good Enough'

Five million students are waiting to hear whether they made the cut after taking a new round of tests aligned to the Common Core standards. The answers have been tallied, but what counts as passing?
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States Haven't Embraced Later School Start Times For Teens

Last year the nation's pediatricians said middle and high schoolers shouldn't start school before 8:30 a.m., so they can get much-needed sleep. But almost all schools start before that, the CDC finds.
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One Teacher's Journey Through The Challenges Of A High-Risk School

We'll hear from a high-achieving DCPS teacher who says she's struggling with burnout after eight years on the job.

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Politics In The Classroom: How Much Is Too Much?

Two authors argue that teachers should embrace controversial issues to help students learn the political process. But, they say, context is key.
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After Katrina, Tulane's Architecture School Became A Community Builder

The storm marked a turning point for the school. Now, instead of focusing on historic preservation, it encourages students to design spaces with and for New Orleans' low-income neighborhoods.
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The New, New Framework For AP U.S. History

After its 2014 Advanced Placement U.S. history framework became a target of intense criticism, the College Board did something unusual: It agreed to a rewrite.

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