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A package of K-12 changes, largely orchestrated by Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal, will dramatically expand families' access to aid for private school tuition.
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As gubernatorial campaigns heat up around the country, K-12 policy feeds into the fight, though specifics vary state to state.
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Man vs. Computer: Who Wins the Essay-Scoring Challenge?
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Study Asks: Is There An Ideal Amount of Recess?
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Measure to Allow Teachers to Pray With Students
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