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Health | A new survey about teen substance abuse shows drug and alcohol use is down, but it’s been replaced by something health experts say could have long-term,

Should students be able to pass the U.S. citizenship test?

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Education | “How many U.S. Senators are there?” and “Why does the flag have 13 stripes?” Immigrants must answer questions like these to become U.S. citizens, and…

Oklahoma, feds call truce in Common Core battle

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Education | Oklahoma Superintendent of Public Instruction Janet Barresi announced in late November that “Oklahoma truly has quite a bit to be thankful for”—the U.S.

Art for the common man

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Lifestyle | Grand Rapids competition brings judges and the rest of us together

Parents lie about kids’ language skills to get them a better education

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Education | Nieves Garcia was labeled an “English learner” in school after moving to the United States from Mexico at age 6. Now an adult, she speaks English, but her…

The word of the year is an addictive mist

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Language | What new words have we used in 2014 to talk about ourselves and our world?  “[L]anguage has preserved for us the inner, living history of man’s…

Can gunfire detectors protect students from school shooters?

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Shooting | Soldiers use technology to identify gunfire in war zones like Iraq and Afghanistan, and in the wake of such tragedies as the Sandy Hook shooting in 2012, some…

Harvard accused of spying on students to take class attendance

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Higher Education | A group of Harvard professors whose classes were secretly photographed as part of a project to assess attendance are accusing the school of using…

 
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