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Where students soar even without textbooks

A Grand Rapids-area high school using flying to interest students in science and engineering. An Ann Arbor school with no textbooks and lots of hands-on learning. A high-poverty Detroit school with students dual-enrolled at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

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Math Under Common Core Has Even Parents Stumbling

Rebekah and Kevin Nelams moved to their modest brick home in this suburb of Baton Rouge seven years ago because it has one of the top-performing public school districts in the state. But starting this fall, Ms. Nelams plans to…

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Cradle Beach Camp opens with emphasis on science and math

Summer has arrived, and statistically, that means low-income youths will begin to fall behind academically. Come September, they’ll be less ready for the school year than their middle- to high-income peers. But this summer, Cradle Beach Camp is taking a…

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Winners named in global underwater robot event

Student teams controlling underwater robots from the United States, Canada and Russia were the winners Saturday in a global competition at the only federal freshwater marine sanctuary in the United States. The high school and university teams were among 60…

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Philadelphia school funding tangled up in Pa. budget battle

The down-to-the-wire battle over the 2014-15 state budget was overshadowed Sunday by a firefight that erupted over funding for the Philadelphia school district. Without enough GOP votes for a pension-overhaul plan, Gov. Corbett and House Republican leaders gave Philadelphia Democrats…

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