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You Can't Learn What You Can't See: Here's How Your State Screens For Vision Problems

That frustrated kid at the back of the class? It's not that he doesn't get it — or doesn't care. It could be he just can't see. A new report provides a look at children's vision screening by state.
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New Mexico's Truth: Stunning Vistas And Child Poverty?

"New Mexico True" is the state's tourism campaign, but an advocacy group created "New Mexico Truth" as a parody to highlight a reality in the state: high child poverty and low graduation rates.
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The CIA 'Inadvertently Left' Explosive Material In School Bus After K-9 Drill

The bus then remained in service for two days after the training exercise, transporting students to a high school and two elementary schools in Virginia, before the material was found.
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George Mason University Names Its Law School For Scalia

The announcement follows an anonymous $20 million donation from a Scalia admirer and a $10 million donation from the foundation of industrialist and philanthropist Charles Koch.

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A Diverse Teaching Force? This Search Firm Can Help, But It'll Cost You

Meet Stratégenius Consulting — a company that helps schools find candidates from a wide range of backgrounds.
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DCPS Teacher Evaluations To Include Student Surveys

WAMU education reporter Kavitha Cardoza joins Kojo to discuss changes to D.C. Public School's system for evaluating teachers.

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In African-American Communities, Growing Interest In Home-Schooling

When it comes to teaching their children at home, African-Americans often cite different reasons than white families.

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Plan To Create Two Majority Minority Elementary Schools In Loudoun County Defeated

The Loudoun County School Board adopted a compromise redistricting plan Tuesday night that it says will alleviate overcrowding and close an achievement gap among English-language learners while keeping school populations diverse.

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With Supreme Court Tie, Teachers Unions Dodge A Bullet

The 4-4 ruling by the high court means the failure of an effort to overturn requirements that nonunion members contribute to the cost of bargaining.
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Two Days Inside A Classroom For Young Offenders

Lisa Elder teaches about manners, laundry and a good handshake at a juvenile facility in Vermont.

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