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Watch Live: Closing Arguments Underway In Atlanta Test Cheating Trial

Closing arguments are underway Monday in the trial of a dozen former Atlanta Public Schools educators accused of participating in a test cheating conspiracy that drew nationwide attention.

Six Things We Learned At South By Southwest EDU

The NPR Ed team is back from Austin, where we connected with hundreds of educators and people excited about education at the annual South By Southwest Edu Conference.

The (Million-Dollar) Value Of Great Teaching

What's the best way to engage and prepare students? For 10 teachers across the world that's the million-dollar question literally.
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Emory University Offers Course On Ferguson Shooting, Fallout

Emory University in Atlanta will offer a course next fall focused on the impact of the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Missouri.
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Ga. Senate Approves Resolution To Change AP History Exam

The state Senate has passed a resolution demanding that the New York-based College Board redo its most recent revision of the Advancement Placement U.S. History exam.
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Georgia House Panel Revives Education Savings Accounts Bill

A bill letting parents use state dollars toward private school tuition or other education expenses could receive a House floor vote as soon as Wednesday after a last-minute jumpstart from a key tax policy committee.
President Barack Obama at Georgia Tech on March 10, 2015

Obama Aims To Make Paying Back Student Loans Easier

President Barack Obama says college affordability isn't just important for students, but for the nation as well.
President Barack Obama at Georgia Tech

Watch Live: President Obama Speaks At Georgia Tech At 1:30 p.m.

President Barack Obama will speak at Georgia Tech during a brief visit to Atlanta Tuesday at 1:30 p.m.

The Teacher Who Believes Math Equals Love

What makes a great teacher great? That's the question at the heart of 50 Great Teachers, from the NPR Ed Team. Sarah Hagan has a passion for math, and the pi-shaped pendant to prove it.

Proper Sanitary Pads Are Keeping Girls In School

How do you cut the school dropout rate for girls in a remote pocket of Uganda? And how do you create jobs for village women? The answer to both questions: sanitary pads.