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Cathy Cartier, a proponent of Common Core, teaches an English class at Affton High School in Missouri last month. Christian Gooden/MCT/Landov hide caption

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Education

Q&A: A Crash Course On Common Core

The new benchmarks in reading and math have been adopted in 45 states and Washington, D.C. But there's still plenty of confusion about what exactly the standards are, and what they mean for students.

Ashante Thurston, John Riascos and Julieth Riascos talk with Mario Ricart, a private insurance agent, about buying health insurance at a kiosk at the Mall of the Americas in Miami last year. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Young People Are Falling Into A Health Insurance Subsidy Gap

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Young People Are Falling Into A Health Insurance Subsidy Gap

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Rethinking Retirement: The Changing Work Landscape

With Less Financial Security, Older Workers Stay On The Job

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With Less Financial Security, Older Workers Stay On The Job

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Cathy Cartier, a proponent of Common Core, teaches an English class at Affton High School in Missouri last month. Christian Gooden/MCT/Landov hide caption

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Q&A: A Crash Course On Common Core

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Q&A: A Crash Course On Common Core

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Gary Barthelmy, Oyster Fisherman is a portrait by Reeva Wortel, used in conjunction with the production of Spill, a play that runs through March 30 at the Swine Palace in Baton Rouge. Reeva Wortel hide caption

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Deepwater, Center-Stage: Disaster Through Survivors' Eyes

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