The U.S. Department of Agriculture's proposed new rules for school snacks promote healthier options, like the fruits and vegetables served in this Palo Alto, Calif., cafeteria. Paul Sakuma/AP hide caption

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Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, says a bar exam for K-12 teachers would test a person's knowledge based on the subject he or she was hired to teach. Rebecca Cook/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Union Backs 'Bar Exam' For Teachers

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Topping College Graduate Rates, Is It Worth It?

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Nkomo Morris, a teacher at Brooklyn's Art and Media High School, works on her classroom computer in New York. Bebeto Matthews/AP hide caption

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Finding Learning Tools In Digital Footprints

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Lockdowns The Norm For Schools With Frequent Threats

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Indiana Gov. Mike Pence delivers his State of the State address to a joint session of the Legislature in Indianapolis on Tuesday. Darron Cummings/AP hide caption

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Amid Gun Debate, What Will Actually Protect Kids?

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Study: Latino Children Make Up For Academic Shortcomings With Strong Social Skills

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New education standards place more emphasis on nonfiction reading and writing over fiction works. Some say this could lead students away from a passionate engagement with literature. Chris Sadowski /iStockphoto hide caption

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New Reading Standards Aim To Prep Kids For College — But At What Cost?

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UNC To Open Masters Program To Special Forces Medics

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Garfield High School's academic dean and testing coordinator, Kris McBride, at a news conference announcing the teachers' boycott of the MAP test in Seattle on Jan. 10. Ann Dornfeld for NPR hide caption

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Seattle High School's Teachers Toss District's Test

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Does Social Media Encourage Violent Teen Behavior?

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