Education

5:00am

Fri May 11, 2012

12:49am

Fri May 11, 2012
Planet Money

Where Teenagers Run The Economy

Originally published on Fri May 11, 2012 5:10 am

Future central bankers of Ridgefield High
NPR

Every spring, high school students descend on the headquarters of the New York Federal Reserve, a few blocks from Wall Street in downtown Manhattan. They compete to see who does the best impression of a central banker.

The High School Fed Challenge is a big deal. Schools like Montclair High in Montclair, New Jersey have multiple rounds of tryouts just to get on the team. Then they practice for months.

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2:37pm

Thu May 10, 2012
Education

EdNews: TCAP Reading Results Reveal Trends

A student at work in Sheridan's Fort Logan Elementary, where Wednesday's results show third-grade reading scores are on the rise.
Education News Colorado

Nearly three-fourths of Colorado third-graders are reading at grade level, a slight increase that matches the highest proficiency mark achieved in the past ten years, according to results released Wednesday.

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8:45am

Thu May 10, 2012

4:00pm

Sun May 6, 2012
Author Interviews

'Teachers Make' A Difference, What About You?

Originally published on Wed May 9, 2012 8:45 am

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Teaching, once a revered profession, has of late been much maligned. Teachers are accused of laziness and greed. They're blamed for low test scores, and a general decline in the nation's educational standing. Most people believe their work day is short and their vacations are long. But teachers also have their defenders — perhaps none so passionate as Taylor Mali.

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