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Confused About Your Student Loans? You're Not Alone

Here are the tips, tools and calculators that can help make sense of all that debt.
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How Limited Internet Access Can Subtract From Kids' Education

Smartphones are often credited with helping bridge the "digital divide" between people who do and don't have Internet access at home. But is mobile Internet enough for a family with a kid in school?
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OK, Google, Where Did I Put My Thinking Cap?

It can be too easy for students to Google an assignment before they stop to think about it. Some researchers say we're losing our critical thinking and memory skills by relying on the search bar.
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The Politics Hour - February 5, 2016

Former D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray announced a run for his old Ward 7 Council seat. The Supreme Court won't challenge Virginia’s newly drawn Congressional districts. And Maryland’s former governor Martin O'Malley drops out of the presidential race.

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Making Science Teaching More Than 'A Backup Plan'

The Learning Assistant Program at the University of Colorado Boulder is producing better science learning from kindergarten through college.
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To Combat 'Summer Slide,' 10 DCPS Schools Move To Extended School Year

School's out for... never? Ten D.C. public schools — mostly in Wards 7 and 8 — are adding 20 days of instruction to the coming school year.

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Education Secretary Calls For Fewer (But Better) Tests

"Simplistic or poorly constructed tests," says John King, "just take away from critical learning time."
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Detroit Public Schools Emergency Manager To Step Down

The state-appointed emergency manager of the Detroit public schools system is calling it quits. Darnell Earley was a big target because of his job before this one — as emergency manager of Flint.
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Controversial Emergency Manager Of Detroit's Public Schools Resigns

Darnell Earley has been criticized over poor school conditions in Detroit. Earlier, he oversaw the city of Flint's switch to a new water source that led to elevated lead levels.
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The Science Of Getting Kids Organized

Can teaching kids impulse control, self-evaluation and focus actually help them do better in school? Parents are paying top dollar for executive function coaches.

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