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Nashville High Schoolers Train As Baristas To Prepare For The College Grind

A program teaches highs schoolers to pull espressos and pour pretty lattes. The idea is to prepare them for college — for college tuition bills, that is.
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More Than 6 Million U.S. Students Are 'Chronically Absent'

Thirteen percent of all students and nearly 20 percent of high school students are missing more than 15 days of school a year, according to the latest numbers from the Obama Administration.
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Why Countries Need To Make Sure Their Kids Learn To Play Nice

A study offers a rare look at how well toddlers are doing in low- and middle-income countries.
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The One-Room Schoolhouse That's A Model For The World

Escuela Nueva (New School) isn't really new. But it is being praised as a kind of cutting-edge model that can teach the skills needed for jobs that robots can't do.
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Stanford Has Most Sexual Violence Cases Under Review, U.S. Agency Says

Just before the Brock Turner case sparked fresh outrage, a federal agency issued its latest list of inquiries into how such cases are handled on U.S. campuses. Stanford tops the list, with five cases.
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Apps That Aim To Give Parents 'Superpowers'

A new wave of educational technology focuses on building family connections. Here's a look at two new approaches.
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The Civil Rights Problem In U.S. Schools: 10 New Numbers

Black and Hispanic students are disproportionately suspended, expelled and have unequal access to education, according to the latest Civil Rights Data Collection survey.
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SafeTrack To Affect D.C. Students 'Tremendously,' Both In Summer And Fall

More than 8,500 students use Metro to get to and from school. How will SafeTrack delays hit schools in the weeks and months ahead?

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Coding While Black: Hacking The Future Of The Tech Industry

Silicon Valley has a diversity problem, with many tech companies employing a tiny number of African-Americans in key jobs. In Atlanta, black techies are working to diversify the industry's future.
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Green Eggs, Ham And Metaphysics: Teaching Hard Ideas With Children's Books

Stories that are great for learning to read can teach all kinds off things — from philosophy to financial literacy.

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