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Oliver Elementary School in Birgmingham, Ala., where Ann Marie Corgill taught until Friday. The recent Alabama Teacher of the Year says she quit her job after being told she wasn't highly qualified to teach fifth grade. Google Maps hide caption

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Researcher Hunter Gehlbach found that helping students and teachers find things in common improved academic outcomes. iStockphoto hide caption

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In The Classroom, Common Ground Can Transform GPAs

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Education Secretary Arne Duncan said in a letter to his staff that he will step down to spend more time with his family, who live in Chicago. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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The winning IMPCT team poses with former President Bill Clinton and (at far right) Philip Hult, co-chairman, EF Education First. The team members (from left) are Andres Escobar, Juan Diego Prudot, Taylor Scobbie and An-Nung Chen Jonathan Fickies/AP Images for Hult Prize Foundation hide caption

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Teachers walk the picket line outside Garfield High School in Seattle, Wash., last week. They're going back to work on the strength of a tentative contract agreement. Matt Mills McKnight/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Ann Cotton, pictured with students in Tanzania, makes sure girls have the funds for everything from books to shoes, so they won't "feel like a poor relation" in school. Courtesy of Camfed hide caption

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