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Kansas school districts may win waivers of laws, regulations

Santa Fe Trail Unified School District 434 has long wanted to give its students greater flexibility on fulfilling graduation requirements. Doing so, says superintendent Steve Pegram, would help the district better serve its students, who have a wide range of goals…

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Teachers unions face moment of truth

t’s designed to be an impressive show of force: Thousands of unionized teachers plan to rally Monday in cities from New York to San Francisco to “reclaim the promise of public education.” Behind the scenes, however, teachers unions are facing tumultuous…

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A year after Newtown, U.S. rift over guns deepens

A year ago, the massacre of 20 children and six educators in Newtown, Connecticut, confronted Americans with vexing questions about guns and violence. The collective search for answers has given way to ambivalence and deepened division. Today, half of Americans say…

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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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