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Give That Teacher A Key To The City!

Algebra teacher Sarah Hagan, of Drumright, Okla., was one of our 50 Great Teachers. And now she has a key to the city.
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Introducing The First Non-Medical Intern Union In The U.S.

At the American Teachers Federation, the union's interns are putting their foot down. After about a year of negotiating, they have voted to form their own union.
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Catholic High School In Fairfax City To Upsize in Loudoun County

Paul VI Catholic High School will move from its current 18-acre campus in Fairfax City to a new 68-acre site in South Riding.

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Test Preppers, Take Note: Free SAT Study Tools Could Signal Sea Change

The College Board has announced a unique partnership with Khan Academy to make prep materials for the SAT college-entrance exam available for students.
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D.C. Schools Improved Under Mayoral Control, But Progress Remains Uneven

The first formal assessment of D.C.'s public schools since mayoral control was granted in 2007 finds that while small gains have been made, work remains to be done.
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The Quantified Student: An App That Predicts GPA

Researchers found that a phone's activity tracker can automatically predict students' school performance.
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Beyond The Birds And The Bees: Surviving Sex Ed Today

Sex education conjures images of teenage giggles and discomfort. But Bronx-based teacher Lena Solow is more than happy to talk about the topic.
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Exploding Myths About Learning Through Gaming

A central misunderstanding, Greg Toppo writes, is that video game-based learning is somehow "easier." Often, he says, it's hard work, but students love the challenge.
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Bringing Music And A Message Of Hope To Native American Youth

Teens living on reservations often face a daunting array of hurdles. To help them cope, Navajo sibling musicians Clayson and Jeneda Benally are working to inspire students to write songs of their own.
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Adult Course Offers Learning For The Sake Of Learning

The Clemente course provides low-income adults with college-level education about the arts, literature and the humanities — topics often lost in the race to get a practical degree.

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