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Behind The Scenes At Local Public Libraries

Over the last decade, public libraries have changed and evolved rapidly to meet patron demand. Directors must balance the budget, find new ways to use existing space and manage collections that include books and resources, both tangible and virtual. We talk with directors of three local systems about the role of the library in our modern communities.

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Fairfax County Public Schools Superintendent Karen Garza

In her first year on the job, the Fairfax County schools chief is proposing to cut 700 staff positions and boost teacher pay. Karen Garza is here to talk about education.

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Audit Finds Evidence Of Cheating On Tests At Four D.C. Schools

A review of test-taking at 195 schools in D.C. found evidence of cheating at four of the schools.
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Pizza, Perseverance And Skills At A Major League Hackathon

The University of Maryland has claimed the 2013 national hacking championship, beating out more than 100 schools for the title. Claudio Sanchez attends a college hacking tournament to find out more.
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How To Feed D.C.'s Low-Income Children On Snow Days

Snow days are a cause for celebration for many students, but not those who rely on schools for healthy meals. Council member Mary Cheh is attempting to change that.

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To Fill Skills Gap In U.S., Schools Look Abroad

Community colleges and trade schools are trying to better prepare students for a global market. And some are looking to Europe for answers.
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Common Core Creates Opportunities For Publishers

New education standards called Common Core are being adopted in 45 states and Washington, D.C. That has created an opportunity for trade publishers.
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Q&A: A Crash Course On Common Core

The new benchmarks in reading and math have been adopted in 45 states and Washington, D.C. But there's still plenty of confusion about what exactly the standards are, and what they mean for students.
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As Common Core Tests Approach, So Does A Sea Change In Schools

A new experiment in education begins Tuesday. Early assessments based on the Common Core State Standards will be rolled out and tested in the coming months. Some 3 million students will participate.
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D.C. Legislator Introduces Bills To Overhaul Special Education

The 13,000 students in special education programs in D.C. would gain additional rights and be provided with additional services under a package of legislation introduced today.

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