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A 'Tennessee Promise' To Educate The State's College Students

Richard Rhoda of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission discusses a new program that will cover up to two years of community college tuition for all graduates of the state's high schools.
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'Like Little Language Vacuum Cleaners,' Kids Suck Up Swear Words

Linguist and curse-word expert Dr. Timothy Jay says by the time children head to school, they have a well-developed palate of bad words.

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A Scientific Experiment: Field Trips Just For Teachers

Educators say the middle grades are a key time time to get kids jazzed about science, but many teachers say they lack the tools they need. In Chicago, a science museum is helping to fill the the gap.
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D.C. Special Education Advocates Optimistic About Extra Funds For Students

Special education advocates for D.C.’s public school children say they are “cautiously optimistic” that more money proposed in the budget for students will disabilities will translate into better care.
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New York's Muslims Push For Public Schools To Close For Eid Holidays

President of the Muslim Democratic Club of New York Linda Sarsour discusses why she wants the city's public schools to close on holidays like Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha.
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15 Years After Columbine, Are Schools Any Safer?

The mass shooting at Columbine High School spurred schools to adopt "zero tolerance" policies. Do they work? NPR Education Correspondent Claudio Sanchez and former principal Bill Bond discuss.
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Six Words: 'Segregation Should Not Determine Our Future'

Central High School in Tuscaloosa, Ala., was once considered a model of desegregation. Today, the school's population is 99 percent black. One family's story underscores three generations of change.
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Parents At High-Performing D.C. High School Criticize Merger With Other School

Many parents whose children attend the high-achieving School Without Walls High School in Northwest D.C. say the merger with another neighborhood school is not working.
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You've Served Your Country, Now Get To Class

Government benefits enable military veterans to attend college, but accessing them is complicated. So how can veterans pay for higher education?
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Pay It Forward Proposal Could Help Students Afford College

A new idea is making the rounds in education circles. Under the plan, states would allow students to go to college for free then they would pay back a percentage of their salaries after they graduate.

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