Cathy Cartier, a proponent of Common Core, teaches an English class at Affton High School in Missouri last month. Christian Gooden/MCT/Landov hide caption

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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.

Gary Barthelmy, Oyster Fisherman is a portrait by Reeva Wortel, used in conjunction with the production of Spill, a play that runs through March 30 at the Swine Palace in Baton Rouge. Reeva Wortel hide caption

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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.

Ashante Thurston, John Riascos and Julieth Riascos talk with Mario Ricart, a private insurance agent, about buying health insurance at a kiosk at the Mall of the Americas in Miami last year. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Shots - Health News

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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