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In Tulsa, Combining Preschool With Help For Parents

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Preschool students from Nikki Jones's class at Porter Early Childhood Development Center in Tulsa line up in the hallway on their way back from outside play. John W. Poole/NPR hide caption

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For Early Childhood Education, Tulsa, Okla., Stands Out

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Pay It Forward Proposal Could Help Students Afford College

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An Education Reporter Puts Himself To The (Standardized) Test

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Student Mack Godbee and mentor Natasha Santana-Viera go over Godbee's report card. Godbee's performance has improved since a data monitoring program identified him as a dropout risk. Sammy Mack/StateImpact Florida hide caption

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Putting Student Data To The Test To Identify Struggling Kids

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The Writing's On The Wall For Cursive — Unless Lawmakers Can Save It

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Loops And Swirls: You might have the best cursive handwriting in the land, but your kids probably don't. Does learning to write in cursive help kids' brains grow? Richard Goerg/iStockphoto hide caption

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Does The Fight For A Cursive Comeback Miss The Point?

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At the Lenox Academy in Brooklyn, N.Y., educators try to teach kids to see struggle as a normal part of learning. Tovia Smith/NPR hide caption

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Does Teaching Kids To Get 'Gritty' Help Them Get Ahead?

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