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Falling Through The Cracks: Young Lives Adrift In New Orleans  |   

Among U.S. cities, New Orleans has the third-highest rate of young people who are neither in school nor working. Craig Adams Jr. is trying not to be one of them.

In New Orleans, A Second-Chance School Tries Again  |   

Crescent Leadership Academy has a checkered reputation, but a new principal is trying to do right by some of the toughest — and most troubled — kids in the city.

LA Schools To Apple: You Owe Us  |   

The Los Angeles Unified School District wants Apple to pay up for poorly performing software on its iPads.

Real-World Math: A Bit Of Trig And Hay For The Horses  |   

The Common Core math standards say students need more than a textbook understanding of concepts like the Pythagorean theorem. So two Colorado teachers teamed up for a lesson in real-world math.

Educators Sentenced To Jail In Atlanta Cheating Scandal  |   

Jail terms were given to most Atlanta educators, who were convicted this month of conspiring to cheat on state tests to earn raises and bonuses. Steve Inskeep talks to Rachel Aviv of The New Yorker.

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