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How One College Is Closing The Computer Science Gender Gap

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Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley has signed the controversial Alabama Accountability Act into law. The measure's opponents say they will seek to block it. Dave Martin/AP hide caption

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Why A Principal Created His Own Currency

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Looming Spending Cuts Would Hit Hard All Over

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