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When D.C.'s Frogs Call for Mates, These Human Volunteers Respond

We're often told that a chorus of frogs will set about doing a lot of "ribbiting," but as a group of citizen scientists saw firsthand, D.C.'s amphibian friends have a much different signature sound.
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Chicago Public Schools Expand Guidelines For Transgender Students

The Chicago Public Schools announced a set of guidelines making it clear their transgender student population will not be discriminated against under school policy. The district's updated guidelines state that transgender and nonconforming students will be able to use restrooms and locker rooms that match their identity.
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Take A Ride On Oregon's School Funding Roller Coaster

Rising property values in Oregon in the '90s led voters to cap property taxes. The state turned to income tax to fund its schools. But that can be unpredictable, and schools have suffered ever since.
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Are DCPS Teachers Due For A Bigger Raise? Negotiations Fuels Protest

Teachers at D.C. Public Schools are slated to get a 1 percent raise for the upcoming year after several years of flat salaries — leading many to protest, saying they feel the school chancellor doesn't value educators.

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Deep Inside New York's JFK Airport, There's A High School

Aviation High School mixes advanced academics with aviation mechanics — and a paid internship at a big airline.
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How Much Does It Cost To Educate A Student In Michigan? (Or, In The U.S.?)

Who knows how much it takes to educate a child, and how do you find out? The state of Michigan is trying to answer those questions right now.
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For Mothers Who Were Foster Children, A 'Two-Generation' Approach To Support

The Elizabeth Ministry in Southeast D.C. works with young mothers who have been in the foster-child system to help them adjust to becoming parents themselves. Past traumas weigh heavily on the process.

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'Campus Carry' Gun Bill Is Vetoed In Georgia, With A Lengthy Explanation

Explaining his veto, Gov. Nathan Deal cites Antonin Scalia — as well as a college rules meeting attended by Thomas Jefferson back in 1824.
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5 Pieces Of Wisdom For Kindergarten Teachers

Teaching 5-year-olds how to read and count, while molding them into kind, confident students isn't easy. In kindergarten, every day is a surprise, says Marissa McGee, one of our 50 Great Teachers.

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Pushing The Brake On Education Funding In Colorado

How is it that the nation's 14th richest state ranks 42nd in how much it spends per student in schools? It all comes down to Colorado's Taxpayer's Bill of Rights, or TABOR.

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