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Education

Q&A: A Crash Course On Common Core

The new benchmarks in reading and math have been adopted in 45 states and Washington, D.C. But there's still plenty of confusion about what exactly the standards are, and what they mean for students.

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Theater

Deepwater, Center-Stage: Disaster Through Survivors' Eyes

Spill tells the story of the Deepwater Horizon disaster. Eve Troeh of WWNO reports that the playwright, who helped create The Laramie Project, crafted the drama from interviews with real participants.

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Young People Are Falling Into A Health Insurance Subsidy Gap

Young people on the upper range of income eligible for subsidies are finding that they don't always qualify. That could influence the number of young adults who enroll.

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Young People Are Falling Into A Health Insurance Subsidy Gap

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With Less Financial Security, Older Workers Stay On The Job

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Q&A: A Crash Course On Common Core

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Deepwater, Center-Stage: Disaster Through Survivors' Eyes

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