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Moms Around The World Teach Their Kids A Lot Of Cool Rules

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Global mothers give special wisdom depending where they live. What do you call your elders? Do you know how to gather firewood? What's the family password?

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5 Pieces Of Wisdom For Kindergarten Teachers

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Teaching 5-year-olds how to read and count, while molding them into kind, confident students isn't easy. In kindergarten, every day is a surprise, says Marissa McGee, one of our 50 Great Teachers.

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Career And Technical Education: Boom Or Bust?

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Vocational education in high schools fell out of favor decades ago. For career and technical education to succeed today, a key researcher says a lot has to change.

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12-Year-Old Genius Says He's A Normal Kid

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Tanishq Abraham says he likes playing video games. But he really isn't like ordinary children, Abraham has been a MENSA member since he was four years old. He Gave a TED Talk when he was nine.

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Tufts University Grads Hear From Several Commencement Speakers

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The graduates heard from actor Hank Azaria and some of the characters he voices on The Simpsons. Chief Wiggum, Apu and the Comic Book Guy were just a few of the voices Azaria did for the crowd.

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A Shot At An Equal Education

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How much does it cost to educate a student? Michigan is wrapping up a school funding study.

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

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A new study published in the journal Science shows that regular use of a specific math-based iPad app significantly improved math performance in elementary school children.

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Dress Code Drama: What's A Principal To Do?

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They eat up administrators' time, many students think they discriminate against girls and aren't there much more important things to worry about?

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'Ideas': A New Series From NPR Ed

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There's nothing new under the sun in education. Except when there is. We'll explore how innovation happens, who drives it and what works.

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Archaeologists Catch Big Break In Disappearance Of Roanoke Island Colonists

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NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Phillip W. Evans, president of the First Colony Foundation, which announced Tuesday findings about the colonists who vanished from Roanoke Island in the late 16th century.

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