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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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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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Privacy advocates say student data legislation needs more work

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The Legislature is considering legislation that would prohibit companies from selling personally identifiable student data or advertising to students on electronic platforms.

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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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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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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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Working Class: Connecting Classrooms & Careers

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Tuesday, May 3rd from 9-11am

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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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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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Professors Take A Different Approach In Responding To 'Leftist Propaganda' Claims

An online "professor watchlist" claims to expose those who promote "leftist propaganda." University of Notre Dame...

Unlocking Dyslexia: Personal Stories Of Frustration — And Success

Our series on dyslexia brought some powerful, and emotional, reactions from readers and listeners. Here's a sampling.

Trump's Plan to Turn Public School Money Into Private School Vouchers

President-elect Donald Trump said on the campaign trail that school choice is "the new civil rights issue of our...

Trump's Pick For Education: A Free Market Approach To School Choice

Betsy DeVos is the president-elect's candidate for Secretary of Education. The Michigan philanthropist favors a free-...

What Former Employees Say ITT Tech Did To Scam Its Students

Here are the accounts from several former employees and students about what happened behind closed doors at ITT Tech...

Art That Transformed A Miami Neighborhood Now Making Its Schools Cool

The principal of a Miami middle school that artists adorned with murals two years ago says the art has led to better...

Real Parents, Real Talk About Kids And Screens

How do you cope with parenting in the digital age? And how do you balance it all? How do you protect your kids, yet...

University Of California Pledges To Fight Trump On Immigration Policy

Following Donald Trump's election, the University of California system has announced it will not cooperate with...

Yale Announces New Procedure For Renaming Of University Buildings

Yale has announced a new procedure for considering the renaming of university buildings, which could allow for the...

For College Students With Kids, Getting Cheap Child Care Is A Challenge

Here's how difficult it is for students with children to get access to federal money for child care.