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Should Kids Get A Trophy For Showing Up?

NPR Ed takes on the question that has long divided parents and experts alike.
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NCAA Loses Court Ruling In Athletes' Antitrust Case

A federal judge sided with college football and basketball players who say they're being used to help sell video games, TV broadcasts, and other content without being paid.
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A Summer School Math Problem: How To Fit A Full Year In 5 Weeks?

It's a nightmare borne by many kids: summer school. Within five weeks, students are expected to complete a course that would otherwise be conducted over a whole year.
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College Students Uncover History In Richmond Cemeteries

Virginia Commonwealth University professor Ryan Smith says graveyards are an intriguing place to begin learning about how ordinary people lived and died.
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University President Takes A Chunk Out Of His Pay To Give Others A Boost

The president of Kentucky State University, Raymond Burse, has given himself a $90,000 pay cut in order to increase the wages of the university's lowest-paid employees. He tells Melissa Block why.
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Education Reform Is Becoming A Celebrity Cause

"I don't like bad teachers, so I don't think bad teachers should be given the gift of teaching forever — badly," Whoopi Goldberg says.
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Feds Single Out Va. Schools For Restraining And Isolating Misbehaving Students

The U.S. Department of Education has singled out two Virginia schools for routinely putting students in isolation or physically restraining them in response to misbehavior.
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Increasing Number Of Homeless Students Puts Pressure On D.C. Public Schools

Nearly 30 percent of the students who attend Ketcham Elementary School in Southeast D.C. are homeless, and many stay at D.C. General.

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Tests That Look Like Video Games

Playable tests capture learning in action.
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California Experiments With Fast-Tracking Medical School

Medical school is now one year shorter for aspiring doctors. An initiative at the University of California, Davis aims to produce more primary care doctors with less med school debt.

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