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Katerina Maylock teaches a college test preparation class at Holton Arms School in Bethesda, Md. The current version of the SAT college entrance exam is having its final run, when thousands of students nationwide will sit, squirm or stress through the nearly four-hour reading, writing and math test. A new revamped version debuts in March. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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A History Of The SAT In 4 Questions

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President Obama gives his State of the Union address in Washington on Tuesday. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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Adding 'Beauty And Joy' To Obama's Push For Computer Science Teaching

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At Stanford University's Bing Nursery School in Palo Alto, Calif., blocks play a significant role in helping children to think creatively, solve problems and think like young mathematicians. Eric Westervelt/NPR hide caption

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Before Minecraft, The Blocks Were Made Of Wood

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Will STEM Education Be The Child Left Behind?

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English professor Neal Phillips sits at a Valencia campus computer in Orlando, Fla., crafting an email blast to students who've been flagged by a new program that analyzes how they're performing. Eric Westervelt/NPR hide caption

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Higher Ed's Moneyball?

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Where The Wild Fractions Are: The Power Of A Bedtime (Math) Story

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