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Bowser Commits To Keeping Kaya Henderson As Head Of D.C. Schools

Council member Muriel Bowser (D-Ward 4) committed yesterday to keeping Kaya Henderson as the chancellor of D.C. Public Schools if she wins November's mayoral election.

iPads Allow Kids With Challenges To Play In High School's Band

On the surface, the PS 177 Technology Band looks like a typical high school orchestra. But there are two big differences.

School Lunch Debate: What's At Stake?

Lawmakers in the House plan to vote this week on whether to allow schools to delay implementing new nutrition standards in school lunches. Some policymakers have called the standards "over the top."

College For Free: Tulsa's Radical Idea

The city is investing big in its kids, and other cities and states are taking notes.

California Teacher Tenure Ruled Unconstitutional

A judge ruled Tuesday that California's laws deprive students of their constitutional right to an education.
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Montgomery County Drops Plan For Later High School Morning Bell

The morning bell in Montgomery County high schools will again ring at 7:25 a.m. next year, ending hopes that it might be pushed back to 8:15 a.m.
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Montgomery County's $5B Budget Uses Controversial Accounting

Montgomery County has a new $5 billion budget going into effect July 1 that increases funding on education and road repair, among other things.


Obama Acts To Ease Student Loan Payments

President Obama signed an order on Monday that expands the number of Americans whose student loan payments will be capped at 10 percent of their monthly incomes.

Easing Student Loan Burdens On The Frontburner For Obama, Senate

David Greene talks to financial aid expert Mark Kantrowitz about proposals to mitigate student loan debt from the White House and in the Senate. Kantrowitz is the founder of the website

Wednesday On Morning Edition: Free Community College

We'll hear how some communities are experimenting with free community college. We go to Tulsa, Oklahoma, where students can get two years of higher education for free.