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New Federal Rules For Distributing School Money: An 'Unfunded Mandate'?

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A New School Year Brings Renewed Focus On Attendance

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Americans Like Their Schools Just Fine — But Not Yours

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The Arbutus Middle School Kinetic Club rests during the Kinetic Sculpture Race in Baltimore. The students created and raced a foot-powered sculpture in a 15-mile race across downtown Baltimore on May 7. Emily Bogle/NPR hide caption

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Zombies, Garbage And Vampires? It's Not A Nightmare, It's Your College Course Catalog

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Sean Davis (left), Stephen Geisler, Rithik Kavanakudy and Andy Patterson laugh as they test drive the cart that will power their kinetic sculpture. Each year they reuse the cart's frame, which includes classroom chairs and bike chains, and create a new sculpture to go on top. Emily Bogle/NPR hide caption

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