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Lessons on the power of parents in schools

A community group in northwest Chicago has turned hundreds of hesitant parents into capable classroom helpers, role models and leaders by tapping into strengths many don’t realize they have.

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Teen stress: How parents can help

Ask parents of teens if their children are more stressed than they were at the same age, and they'll usually tell you, "Absolutely." A poll, conducted by NPR along with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public…

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Professors to design online lessons for AP classes

To ease the way for students grappling with certain key concepts, professors at Davidson College in North Carolina will design online lessons for high school students in Advanced Placement courses in calculus, physics and macroeconomics and make them widely available…

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The high school guidance counselor shortage

Campbell High School counselor Jamie Ryder’s determined cheer interrupts the half-asleep, early morning silence of a dozen ninth-graders crammed into a small classroom as she launches into a 90-minute talk about their future. This is probably the only time that many of…

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Two States approved for ESEA teacher evaluation extension waiver

Two states—Nevada and Mississippi—will get extra time to implement the teacher-evaluation portion of their waivers from the No Child Left Behind Act, the U.S. Department of Education announced today. These are the first two states approved for the so-called "waiver waiver",…

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Gates, Zuckerberg chip in to fund broadband in schools

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and Microsoft founder Bill Gates are among several philanthropists who have pledged $9 million to a nonprofit organization that is trying to bring the Internet to public school classrooms around the country.

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