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States debate making cursive instruction mandatory

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Education | People fear future generations won’t be able to sign their own names, much less read the original Declaration of Independence, if students don’t learn…

Why was the No Child Left Behind reauthorization abandoned in the House?

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Education | House Republicans scuttled a vote to reauthorize the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) federal education policy on Friday. Supporters say the delay is temporary and…

In protest of Common Core, parents and kids opting out of state testing

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Education | This spring, many students across the country face new standardized tests designed to align with new education standards such as Common Core. But the length…

City centers

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Lifestyle | Urban pregnancy centers are reaching women in communities where the need is great

Rules on top of rules for teachers who teach teachers

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Education | A government proposal to further regulate teacher training has drawn accusations of federal overreach, unfairness, and careless spending from conservative…

Will school choice gain ground under new education proposals?

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Education | Both houses of Congress hope soon to pass a bill fixing or replacing the federal education law No Child Left Behind (NCLB). While standardized testing and…

Do struggling schools need the arts?

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Education | Tight budgets and the pressure of preparing for high-stakes math and reading tests have caused some schools to cut art, music, theater, and dance programs.

GOP-led Senate begins mission to fix No Child Left Behind

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Education | In its first hearing of the new Congress, the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions tackled a topic that has plagued lawmakers for…

Schools invite kids to stay for supper

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Education | More schools across the country are serving students not just breakfast and lunch, but supper as well. Serving supper at school can help eradicate child…

Libraries are loaning out the internet

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Technology | As part of a one-year pilot program, some New York City library patrons can bring home internet access through one of the 10,000 high-speed hot spots the…

Critics: Free community college won’t solve U.S. education problem

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Higher Education | In a preview of his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama announced on Friday a proposal to give all “responsible students” two years of free…

Teens blowing off real cigarettes for their electronic competition

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Health | A new survey about teen substance abuse shows drug and alcohol use is down, but it’s been replaced by something health experts say could have long-term,

 
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