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Obama's Budget Would Undo Broad, Automatic Cuts Made In 2013

The across-the-board spending cuts, known as the sequester, reduced defense and domestic budgets by hundreds of millions each. Republicans are expected to fiercely defend that plan.
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'Maker Space' Allows Kids To Innovate, Learn In The Hospital

At a children's hospital in Nashville, Tenn., a mobile maker space allows patients to share materials and tools to build new things, while also teaching them about math and science.
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MoCo Schools Superintendent Could Be Let Go This Year

The county board of education is unlikely to renew Starr's contract, which is up in June, according to the Washington Post.
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Virginia Schools May Not Be Graded From 'A' To 'F' After All

Lawmakers in Richmond, Va., are moving forward with an effort to spike a system that would have issued a grade to each school.
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At 100, Dartmouth Grad Still Writing His Class Notes

Edward Gerson is a 100-year-old alumnus of Dartmouth's class of 1935. He's turned his class notes into a column.
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College Presidents' Papers Should Be More Open To Public, Va. Lawmakers Say

Bipartisan legislation in Virginia would spike an exemption for top college officials under the commonwealth's Freedom of Information Act.

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White House Won't Seek To End 529 College Tax Break

All 50 states and the District of Columbia sponsor 529 plans. Critics had called the proposal to limit them a tax hike on the middle class.
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Football As A Tool In The Hands Of A Master Craftsman

Our 50 Great Teachers series profiles a football coach who's made academics ... and a sense of family ... part of his winning strategy.
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A Teacher's 'Pinch Me' Moment: Cheering The Super Bowl From The Sidelines

On Sunday, this Massachusetts teacher will be up close with her favorite team — as a cheerleader on the New England Patriots squad.
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Absenteeism Common In D.C.'s Head Start Programs, Report Finds

A report on absentee rates in D.C.'s Public Schools' early education programs find that while attendance is improving, as many as a quarter of students missed a month or more of class.

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