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Maryland School Shreds The Old Rules Of Applying To College

No SATs, no grades? Goucher College now allows students to apply by sending in two work samples and a two-minute video. School president Jose Bowen says it makes the process more accessible.
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Student Course Evaluations Get An 'F'

Two recent papers argue that using student surveys to evaluate professors is fundamentally flawed.
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D.C. Says It Now Knows Why 40 Percent Of Students Don't Graduate

Forty percent of ninth graders in D.C. public schools don't graduate on time, and now city officials say they have identified some of the characteristics and challenges faced by those students.
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Q&A: The Mis-Education Of African-American Girls

A new report digs through the research and finds a daunting list of challenges facing black girls in the classroom.
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To Stop Picky Eaters From Tossing The Broccoli, Give Them Choices

When healthier school lunch standards went into effect, many worried kids would toss their mandated veggies. But researchers say letting kids pick what they put on their tray can cut down on waste.
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Three R's For The Digital Age: Rockets, Robots And Remote Control

The World Maker Faire comes to one of the nation's most diverse neighborhoods.
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D.C. Council Votes To Ban Race-Based Team Names At Schools

Following a resolution last year that called on the Washington Redskins to change their team name, the D.C. Council has voted to ban race-based names in D.C. schools.

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California Public Pension Fund Shifts To Clean Energy

The California State Teachers' Retirement System is the second-largest public pension fund in the U.S., managing nearly $200 billion. Melissa Block talks to the fund's CEO, Jack Ehnes.
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Loudoun County Public Schools Superintendent Eric Williams

Kojo sits down with Eric Williams, Loudoun County's new superintendent, to talk about about the issues facing one of the area's fastest-growing school systems.

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Plan For Lights At T.C. Williams Football Field In Alexandria Chafes Neighbors

City leaders in Alexandria, Virginia, are about to consider a controversial proposal to allow lights at a high school football stadium next to a residential neighborhood.

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