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Economist says early childhood education spending has big payoff

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Economist Arthur Rolnick says we're under-investing in our most vulnerable kids, and that paying for early childhood programs is not just morally right, it's economically smart. Rolnick believes it's the very best public investment we can make.

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To see the future of drones, look to student competitors

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A handful of students from the region are preparing for an international robotics competition this summer.

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Minneapolis schools project cutting hundreds of positions, but numbers are preliminary

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Projected reductions across the district equal 288 full-time positions, with 235 of those at schools, according to a summary from the district's human resources department.

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How Buffalo's public schools are setting international students up for success

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The influx of refugees and immigrants over the last decade reflects Buffalo's pro-immigrant stance, and has also made the Buffalo Public School System the most language diverse in the state.

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2017 PBS Digital Innovators Program

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Are you a classroom changemaker? Applications for the PBS Digital Innovator program are being accepted now through February 12, 2017.

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It’s Time to Make Screen Time Family Time

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Today’s children have access to multiple screens – from television and tablets to laptops and smart phones – causing parents to wonder if they may be spending too much time with media. New recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) include good news for parents on children’s TV time, placing greater emphasis on the quality of the media kids interact with, rather than the quantit

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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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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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WATCH: Hillary Clinton Delivers Commencement Speech At Wellesley College

It's a familiar stage for Clinton — Clinton delivered the commencement address as a College Government president in...

Mark Zuckerberg Tells Harvard Graduates To Embrace Globalism, 'A Sense Of Purpose'

The Facebook CEO said fighting authoritarianism and nationalism is "the struggle of our time." Some have speculated...

Why Did The Top Student Aid Official Under Betsy DeVos Resign?

Conscience or incompetence? Two competing narratives — along partisan lines — have emerged to explain the sudden...

What It's Like To Live In A Small, Rural, Politically Divided Town

Politics in Haines, Alaska — population 2,500 — has grown intensely bitter lately, reflecting the volume and heat of...

Goodwill Helps 43-Year-Old Finally Get Her High School Diploma

Most American adults have finished high school. For those who haven't, wages are rock bottom and the unemployment...

Here's What Betsy DeVos Said Wednesday On Capitol Hill

The education secretary testified before a House subcommittee on the Trump administration's 2018 budget proposal...

Black Ministry Students At Duke Say They Face Unequal Treatment And Racism

The dean says pushing the school to be a more diverse and inclusive environment is a top priority.

Preschool, A State-By-State Update

The National Institute for Early Education Research has a new state-by-state report on preschool funding, enrollment...

Why Colleges Already Face Race-Related Challenges In Serving Future Students

By 2020 more than half of children in the U.S. will be part of an ethnic or racial minority. Colleges and...

Trump Budget Reduces Education Spending, Raises Funding For School Choice

President Trump's newly released budget proposal would cut overall education spending by 13.5 percent while...