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Pigs and chickens save struggling Kansas school

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Education | The door to a hen house bursts open on a chilly winter day and several Kansas charter school students scramble inside, squealing “Thank you!” to the…

States regroup from Common Core backlash

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Education | Several states appear to be asking “What’s in a name?” with regard to the national Common Core standards for reading and math in public schools. In…

Ballot boxes expelled from public schools

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Education | As security concerns rise in the wake of school shootings, some schools are no longer willing to serve as official polling places during elections. Among them…

Test-weary Chinese students seek refuge in America

Test-weary Chinese students seek refuge in America

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Education | Shanghai ninth-grader Li Sixin spends more than three hours on homework each night and takes tutorials in math, physics, and chemistry on the weekends. When…

Homeschoolers defeat invasive proposal in Ohio

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Homeschooling | A proposed law in Ohio that would have subjected all homeschooling families to government inspections is being withdrawn in response to a groundswell of…

Digital currency getting use in more respectable places

Digital currency getting use in more respectable places

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Money | The largest private university on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus said last week it will start accepting the digital currency bitcoin as an alternative way…

Assessing NYC's preschool promise

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Education | New York City’s highest earners are set to foot the bill for one of Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio’s signature campaign proposals—increased access to early…

Single-sex schools help inner city boys succeed

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Education | Every morning, the students at the Eagle Academy for Young Men in the Bronx, N.Y., recite these words: “I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my…

Students scramble to pass GED before changes take effect

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Education | Americans are rushing to finish the GED test before a new version rolls out in January and their previous scores are wiped out. About 1 million people could…

Plugging the school to prison pipeline

Plugging the school to prison pipeline

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Education | A school district in Florida, law enforcement, and the NAACP have reached a deal intended to reduce student arrests for minor offenses. The agreement aims to…

Military families enlist in homeschool education

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Homeschooling | A growing number of military parents are tired of switching schools for their kids with every move. Instead, they are embracing homeschooling and increasingly…

Wisconsin labor reforms still battling opposition in the courts

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Politics | The legal battle over Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s signature collective bargaining legislation continued this week, with a Madison judge ruling…

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