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Melinda Gates on Tackling Education Reform


The dropout problem in American high schools is often referred to as a crisis, and educators say the numbers back that up. On average, three…read more

Gulp! NYC Mayor Aims to Ban Large, Sugary Drinks


New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced this week his aim to ban the sale of large, sugary drinks at restaurants, movie theaters, sports venues…read more

Student Journalists Spotlight School Violence


To the casual eye, De’Qonton Davis’ neighborhood seems pleasant and sunny. But on closer look, the scars of poverty and a lingering recession become apparent,…read more

Will ‘Common Core’ Standards Boost Reading Skills?


Each school day, about 15 million public schoolchildren in kindergarten through third grade are working on their reading skills. Teaching them is big business. Billions…read more

Presidential Hopefuls Court Young Voters


President Obama and likely Republican nominee Mitt Romney have each stepped up their efforts to woo young voters. The president visited the University of North…read more

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