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The winning IMPCT team poses with former President Bill Clinton and (at far right) Philip Hult, co-chairman, EF Education First. The team members (from left) are Andres Escobar, Juan Diego Prudot, Taylor Scobbie and An-Nung Chen Jonathan Fickies/AP Images for Hult Prize Foundation hide caption

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Fernando Aguilar plays with his 8-year-old son Isaac. He worries that Isaac isn't enrolled in the gifted and talented program in Houston. Laura Isensee/Houston Public Media hide caption

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In Houston's Gifted Program, Critics Say Blacks And Latinos Are Overlooked

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The Tennessee Pre-K Debate: Spinach Vs. Easter Grass

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Letters To The Teacher Celebrate A 40-Year Career

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Jeff Zlotnik leads meditation near the San Diego State University campus. Members of the new fraternity and sorority won't have to be Buddhist, he says; they'll have house rules based on Buddhist teachings, but also normal Greek activities like parties — "hopefully with some mindful behavior and mindful activities and mindful action." Claire Trageser/KPBS hide caption

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Delta Beta Om: Buddha Comes To San Diego's Greek System

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Longer lines in the cafeteria and shorter lunch periods mean many public school students get just 15 minutes to eat. Yet researchers say when kids get less than 20 minutes for lunch, they eat less of everything on their tray. iStockphoto hide caption

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Group Led By Billionaire Proposes Overhaul Of LA Public Schools

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New Contemporary Art Museum In Los Angeles Engages Kids With Audio Tours

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Massive Survey Confirms Prevalence Of Sexual Assault On Campus

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