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Saving Lives In South Miami, One Pool At A Time

July 24, 2014 - 8:04am

Swimming pool drowning rates among school-aged black children are more than five times higher than they are among white kids the same age.

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A Bird's-Eye View On Common Core Across The Country

July 23, 2014 - 4:08pm

With conservative commentator Glenn Beck renewing his fight against the Common Core State Standards, it's worth taking a bird's-eye view of the learning benchmarks. Where are they now being implemented, what challenges remain and what does the coming school year have in store?

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Glenn Beck Takes His Campaign Against Common Core To The Big Screen

July 23, 2014 - 4:08pm

Conservative commentator Glenn Beck hosted a live, interactive "night of action" against the Common Core State Standards. He has long fought against the learning benchmarks in reading and math now being used in 43 states. Events such as these, and the Common Core itself, could continue to play a role in the 2014 midterm campaigns.

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This Aspiring Astronaut Might Be The World's Most Amazing Teen

July 23, 2014 - 2:03pm

He lived in a village in Tanzania. He dreamed of being an astronaut. Now he's studying in a Florida flight academy — and hoping his secret potato salad recipe will bring support to pay the tuition.

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Charter Schools, Money And Test Scores

July 22, 2014 - 3:38pm

The University of Arkansas says charters produce a better return on investment. Let's take a closer look.

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In This School, Class Is A Workshop And Experiments Are Mandatory

July 22, 2014 - 8:03am

An innovative approach to learning amid turmoil in the Philadelphia School District.

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High-Performing Charter Schools May Improve Students' Health

July 21, 2014 - 4:43pm

People who graduate from high school are healthier than people who drop out. To find out why, researchers looked at whether students who got into top charter schools were avoiding health risks.

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Next To Silicon Valley, Nonprofits Draw Youth Of Color Into Tech

July 21, 2014 - 5:15am

Programs like Hack the Hood try to help young people in Oakland, Calif., find a gateway into the high-tech industry — and out of "dead-end" jobs.

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Next To Silicon Valley, Nonprofits Draw Youth Of Color Into Tech

July 21, 2014 - 5:15am

Programs like Hack the Hood try to help young people in Oakland, Calif., find a gateway into the high-tech industry — and out of "dead-end" jobs.

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In Asheville, N.C., Summer Vacation Lasts Just A Few Weeks

July 21, 2014 - 5:15am

Can year-round school spell the end of the "summer slide" for disadvantaged kids?

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Q&A: Designing Playful Learning Spaces

July 18, 2014 - 10:33am

An exhibit designer at the Boston Children's Museum says kids are 'natural scientists,' and she wants to create experiences that cater to that.

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Q&A: Designing Playful Learning Spaces

July 18, 2014 - 10:33am

An exhibit designer at the Boston Children's Museum says kids are 'natural scientists,' and she wants to create experiences that cater to that.

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Students React To The Closure Of A Giant For-Profit College

July 16, 2014 - 8:21am

The for-profit college chain Corinthian Colleges is closing or selling most of its 107 campuses and online programs.

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Federal Loans Tough To Come By For Community College Students

July 15, 2014 - 6:54pm

Nearly a million community college students don't have access to federal student loans, according to a new report.

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University Of Texas Can Continue Affirmative Action, Court Rules

July 15, 2014 - 6:10pm

In a case sent back by the Supreme Court last year, a federal appellate court ruled Tuesday that the university's use of race as a factor in admissions is acceptable. Plaintiffs have vowed to appeal.

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Morals Clauses Prove Controversial For Catholic School Teachers

July 15, 2014 - 4:58pm

Catholic schools are requiring teachers to sign morality clauses, which have gotten some educators fired for marrying same-sex partners.

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For Most Kids, Nice Finishes Last

July 14, 2014 - 4:06pm

A Harvard researcher says teens feel their parents prioritize success and feeling good over kindness — and so they do, too.

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Teaching 4-Year-Olds To Feel Better

July 14, 2014 - 8:17am

A big national study of Head Start programs shows that focusing on preschoolers' social and emotional skills can help them better engage in learning.

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How Private Colleges Are Like Cheap Sushi

July 12, 2014 - 5:37am

Fifty percent off? That doesn't sound like such a good deal for sushi or a college degree. We ask some economists: Why not?

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How Private Colleges Are Like Cheap Sushi

July 12, 2014 - 5:37am

Fifty percent off? That doesn't sound like such a good deal for sushi or a college degree. We ask some economists: Why not?

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