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Fourth-Graders Get Rough Lesson In Politics

Melissa Block talks to Jim Cutting, a teacher at Lincoln Akerman School in New Hampshire, who led his fourth-graders' effort to turn a bill into a law, only to have it rejected right in front of them.
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For Fairfax County School Officials, Not Every Disclosure Is Public

Should Fairfax County school officials have the power to redact some information about family members from their financial disclosure forms? Virginia lawmakers on both sides of the aisle say no.

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Central American Children Struggle To Adjust To Life In Washington Region

Now that thousands of children have fled Central America for the U.S., those in the Washington region are trying to cope with the upheaval in their lives.

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What Can We Learn From The Latest Stats On D.C. Charter Schools?

D.C.'s charter schools have faced criticism in the past for their handling of special-needs students. How are they doing now?

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Kids Live History At One-Room Seneca Schoolhouse In Maryland

For more than 35 years, young students from D.C., Maryland and Virginia have been whisked back in time at a one-room schoolhouse in Poolesville, Maryland.

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Virginia's Governor Orders Inquiry Into Black Student's Bloody Arrest

The case created an uproar after photos emerged showing a member of U.Va.'s Honor Committee bleeding as he lay on the sidewalk with a uniformed Alcoholic Beverage Control agent crouching over him.
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Questions To Ask About Ed-Tech At Your Kids' School

America's schools are rocketing into the digital age. But parents are often in the dark as to how or, more importantly, why.
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Comptroller Reacts To Maryland Lawmakers' 'Raid' Of Pension Fund: 'You Just Can't Do That'

The Maryland House of Delegates has given preliminary approval to a budget plan that restores cuts to public education. But to do that, lawmakers made a move that has one top official shaking his head in disbelief.
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Common Core Means 3 Tests In 3 Years For Michigan Kids

As exams kick off for the controversial learning standards, both students and teachers are trying to cope with the stress — and the political one-upmanship.
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News From The Charity Stripe

NCAA basketball fans often strive to rattle free throw shooters — but, for commentator Frank Deford, few efforts match Arizona State's Curtain of Distraction, which he sums up as: "shock and awful."

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