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Top stories in education to start the school year

Sep 5, 2016
Charter schools, testing and free college are big topics as classes resume.
Testing is expected to be a big topic for this school year. 
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When celebrities get behind schools

Mar 30, 2016
Plenty of stars try their hands at financially supporting education, but their mileage varies.
Entrepreneur and philanthropist Sean 'Diddy' Combs reacts after delivering the commencement speech at Howard University's 146th commencement exercises on May 10, 2014 in Washington, D.C. 
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Katrina kid: Growing up after the flood

Aug 14, 2015
Domonick Foy was in seventh grade when the storm hit. Now 21, he looks back.

Andre Agassi’s pivot to education capitalist

Oct 29, 2014
Former tennis star Andre Agassi has spent the last few years building schools. Recently, he has stopped doing it out of pure generosity.

What you need to know about charter schools

Jul 1, 2014
They're public schools, funded by taxpayers, but they don't go by the usual book

What happens when you put rich and poor students together in charter schools?

Jan 27, 2014
One knock on charter schools is the lack of diversity -- filled with either all minority and low-income students, or mostly affluent students. Some charter schools see a benefit to pulling students from both sides of the tracks.

Guess what? Giving good teachers bonuses works

Oct 17, 2013
A new study from Stanford University says giving teachers a big bonus for raising student test scores is effective.

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