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At Age 3 — Transitioning From Jack To Jackie

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Marc Pierce, 51, of Baker City, Ore., wears a Jerry Garcia T-shirt as he heads to the Grateful Dead concert at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. Jim Gensheimer/TNS /Landov hide caption

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The Grateful Dead, 'Truckin' Into The Sunset

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Mindy Przeor founded an after-school and summer running club in Mesa, Ariz. Jason Millstein for NPR hide caption

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A Phys Ed Teacher Battles Tight Budgets And Childhood Obesity

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Test Preppers, Take Note: Free SAT Study Tools Could Signal Sea Change

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Jessica Adams formerly worked at the Planet Hollywood casino and resort. Now she teaches fourth grade at Robert Forbuss Elementary School. Eric Westervelt/NPR hide caption

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Las Vegas: Betting On New Teachers But Coming Up Short

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Students eat lunch at Robert Forbuss Elementary School in Las Vegas. The school, designed for 780 students, enrolls 1,230. Eric Westervelt/NPR hide caption

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What Happens In Vegas Includes Crowded, Struggling Schools

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Students arrive at CLA. More than half end up here after being expelled from other schools, usually for fighting, weapons or drugs. LA Johnson/NPR hide caption

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In New Orleans, A Second-Chance School Tries Again

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President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the ESEA in 1965 with Kate Deadrich Loney, his first schoolteacher. Yoichi Okamoto/LBJ Presidential Library hide caption

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Senators Try To Revise No Child Left Behind — A Few Years Behind

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Astronaut Twins To Separate For The Sake Of Space Travel

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