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Why A Principal Created His Own Currency

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Alan Krueger, chairman of the president's Council of Economic Advisers, warns that consumer spending will drop if Congress and the White House fail to reach a deal on spending cuts and tax increases. Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Looming Spending Cuts Would Hit Hard All Over

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Episode 411: Why Preschool Can Save The World

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In Durham, N.H., Oyster River Middle School seventh-graders Patrick Beary and Morgan Bernier play with StoryKit, a free app that helps middle-schoolers put together simple presentations, and elementary students make storybooks. Sam Evans-Brown/New Hampshire Public Radio hide caption

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Some Schools Actually Want Students To Play With Their Smartphones In Class

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Teachers interact differently with students expected to succeed. But they can be trained to change those classroom behaviors. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Teachers' Expectations Can Influence How Students Perform

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