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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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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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Cellphones In Class Are No Problem In One Maryland School District

An Eastern Shore school district is allowing teachers to treat students' cellphones, tables and laptops as a resource rather than a nuisance.

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Calif. School District Will Get Rid Of Controversial Armored Vehicle

San Diego officials had said the 18-ton MRAP would be used only as a rescue vehicle, in extreme circumstances — but that didn't satisfy the plan's critics.
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Harmony Project Offers More Than Just Music In LA

With public schools across the country cutting music instruction to save money, the Harmony Project in Los Angeles is trying to make up the difference. The nonprofit offers free music lessons to kids.
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White House Announces Campaign Against Campus Sexual Assault

In unveiling the "It's On Us" campaign aimed at preventing attacks on college campuses, President Obama said such violence is "an affront to our basic humanity."
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Q&A: Kavitha Cardoza On Military Children

All this week we've been bringing you stories of our nation's military children. The series is the culmination of nearly a year of reporting by WAMU's special correspondent Kavitha Cardoza, who joined us Friday to talk about the project and what we can learn from these children.
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Debate: Should Schools Embrace The Common Core?

The Common Core has arguably become the most contentious issue in American education. Experts face off over the new state standards in the latest Intelligence Squared debate.
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Q&A: A View Of The Common Core From The Principal's Office

Principals are usually pretty mild-mannered. Not so if the topic of conversation is the Common Core. A group of school leaders share their take on new standards, old problems and bad teaching.
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How To Make The Most Of Your 10 Minutes With Teacher

Like a good Boy Scout, parents should be prepared: Educators agree that doing your homework can make a big difference. Here's expert advice on how to ace your next parent-teacher conference.

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