States Threaten To Defy 'No Child Left Behind'

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Research from Stanford University showed that while Philadelphia had a slightly higher percentage of charter schools outperforming traditional public schools, the city also had many more charter schools — more than half, in some categories — where the students weren't performing as well as they did at their previous school. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Investigating Charter Schools Fraud In Philadelphia

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Helping Black Men Raise Failing Grades

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DC Boasts US' Largest Exhibit On Blacks In Civil War

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Top Students Converge at Mind Summit in Montana

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Fifth-graders (from left) Reese Toomre, Lucas Nguyen and Michael An race through the Khan Academy's Trigonometry Challenge. The program allows more advanced students to move ahead, while other students can proceed at their own pace. Larry Abramson/NPR hide caption

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Math Videos Go From YouTube Hit To Classroom Tool

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David Bruton of the Denver Broncos is teaching while the NFL works through a lockout. AP hide caption

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NFL Player Turns To Teaching During Lockout

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Kindergartners at KIPP Empower Academy in South Los Angeles work on laptops while in another corner of the room, a group of students do an activity with a teacher. Larry Abramson/NPR hide caption

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Schools Blend Computers With Classroom Learning

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Gibbons Hall at Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., will be switching from co-ed dorms to single-sex dorms in the fall. Emily Bogle/NPR hide caption

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Catholic University To Phase Out Co-Ed Dorms

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In Detroit, Low-Performing Schools Get A Makeover

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Charles Gross, a neuroscience professor at Princeton University, looks at a sheep brain with students at San Quentin as part of an Introduction to Biology class at the prison. Courtesy of Linn Lee hide caption

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Inside San Quentin, Inmates Go To College

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Newark Mayor Cory Booker and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in Newark, N.J., last fall. Zuckerberg donated $100 million to improve local schools, but some are worried the money will be funneled to the wrong places. Gary He/insiderimages hide caption

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Fight Ensues Over Facebook Money for N.J. Schools

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In a recent nationwide test, only 20% of 4th graders tested 'proficient' in history. (GETTY IMAGES) George Marks/Getty Images hide caption

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Fact Is, Students Have Never Known History

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With the cost of tuition skyrocketing and unemployment rates high, should Americans bother going to college? iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Making Headlines Since The '70s: Is College Worth It?

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