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What Did Mike Pence Do For Indiana Schools As Governor? Here's A Look

Donald Trump has said: "Got to get rid of Common Core — fast." And a couple of years ago, it seemed Pence would be a trailblazer in doing that at the state level. It didn't totally turn out that way.
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A Harsh Critique Of Federally Funded Pre-K

A researcher warns against expanding pre-K programs where kids spend a quarter of the day waiting in line.

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Should D.C.'s Next Schools Chancellor Be A Local?

Critics argue that nationwide searches for local education leaders are "stupid, cliched and usually do not work."

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Summer Isn't Always A Vacation For Families Who Can't Afford It

If you've got kids, the summertime costs families who have to look for creative ways to afford it — and not just financially. Research shows lower-income kids typically fall behind over the summer.
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"Islands" That Separate Education Haves From Have-Nots

A new report maps school district lines that divide rich from poor.
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That First Paycheck Is An Exciting Moment ... And A Teachable One

Your first job can be a critical moment that sets you on a good financial path or a bad one. One group is trying to make sure low-income young adults get off to the right start.
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Forgetting Isn't Healing: Lessons From Elie Wiesel

Calls for racial healing often focus on putting the painful past behind us. NPR's Sonari Glinton remembers the man who taught him never to forget: Holocaust survivor and Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel.
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For LGBTQ Students, Author Says, Safety Is 'Not Enough'

Safety for LGBTQ students is critical, but inclusive policies shouldn't stop there, author Michael Sadowski argues in his new book.
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Is Partisan Politics Poisoning Prince George's County School Board?

Kojo explores the role partisan politics plays in local school board activities and why a group of activists is worried about the direction of the board in Prince George's County.

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On Kids And Screens, A Middle Way Between Fear And Hype

A researcher argues for better sources of advice for parents and educators. And for greater balance between warnings about the dangers and emphasis on the positive role parents can play.

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