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Teaching Students To Use Their Noodles

A summer program at Johns Hopkins University puts high schoolers' ingenuity to the test — building bridges out of nothing but spaghetti and glue.
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D.C. Council Member David Grosso

D.C. Council Member and Chair of the Committee on Education David Grosso joins us to discuss local public policy issues, including the challenges facing D.C. Public Schools.

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Is This The Beginning Of The End For The SAT And ACT?

George Washington University is the latest and one of the largest private universities to drop its admissions testing requirement.
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The Struggle To Breathe Life Back Into Empty Schools

As urban schools across the country continue to lose students, the question districts like St. Louis face is: What to do with all of those empty buildings?
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The 'Swim Whisperer' Teaches Kids To Be Water-Safe

For 20 years, Conrad Cooper has been helping children in Los Angeles learn to swim by earning his young students' unwavering trust.
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The Toughest Job In Education? Maybe Not

The assistant principal has a lot on her plate. But that job is where future school leaders come from. Some districts are trying to make sure APs get the training they need.

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What Do We Value More: Young Kids Or Fast Food?

A study shows persistently low wages for early childhood education.
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What The College Kids Are Reading

Book programs for freshmen — and sometimes a whole campus or community — are meant to spark discussion and unity. This year's picks at eight U.S. schools range from chilling nonfiction to poetry.
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A Conversation With Richard Cordray, Head Of The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

On the fifth anniversary of the Dodd-Frank financial reform law, we talk with the head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

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How The Big New Education Law Could Cut Testing Time

Several Senate amendments aim a weed-whacker at the thicket of standardized tests.

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