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What’s Holding Back American Teenagers?

Every once in a while, education policy squeezes its way onto President Obama’s public agenda, as it did in during last month’s State of the Union address. Lately, two issues have grabbed his (and just about everyone else’s) attention: early-childhood…

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Maryland remains No. 1 in the nation in AP

For the eighth year in a row, Maryland is No. 1 in the nation in the percentage of graduates who have passed at least one Advanced Placement exam, according to a report released Tuesday by the College Board.

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NYC mayor angry at lawmakers for tabling pre-K

A day after receiving a stinging rebuke from a powerful Albany lawmaker who threatened to block his prekindergarten tax hike plan, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio angrily demanded a vote while coordinating a show of force to defend his signature…

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Pay Cuts, End Of Tenure Put North Carolina Teachers On Edge

Teacher salaries are losing ground fast in North Carolina. Jennifer Spivey has been a teacher for three years at South Columbus High School, on the north side of the border between the Carolinas. She's been recognized as an outstanding teacher; she…

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Tennessee governor sticks to the Common Core

His state is surrounded by Republican governors who have grown hesitant of Common Core — either outright condemning the new education standards or at least wavering in support. Leaders of South Carolina, Indiana and Louisiana make up that list. But Gov. Bill…

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Advanced Placement classes grow in popularity

Columbus McKinney is taking his fifth Advanced Placement course at Woodrow Wilson High School in Washington, undeterred even though he didn't score high enough to get college credit on two of the AP classes he took previously.

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Federal funds to aid Lee, Westside career programs

Officials with Lee and Westside high schools are waiting to see how much their campuses will receive from nearly $30 million in federal "Race to the Top" funds granted to the Houston Independent School District for use in preparing students…

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