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Journalismreporter A Crisis for a Georgia School District NPR
For the second time in five years, the school district in Georgia's Clayton County is on probation. The district faces a loss of accreditation that could mean next year's seniors will find trouble getting into college.

The new small-schools movement Newsweek
Mayors in cities like New York, Chicago, Milwaukee and San Diego have been replacing their large dysfunctional inner-city high schools with smaller ones that are specially designed to keep students from falling through the cracks. A Bronx school exemplifies the trend.

Gender-based math gap missing in some countries AP
Boys outperform girls on a math test given to children worldwide, but the gender gap is less pronounced in countries where women and men have similar rights and opportunities, according to a study published Thursday.

45 Advance to Final Day of National Spelling Bee Washington Post
No one has mastered the look of spelling bee despair better than 10-year-old Veronica Penny.

Reflecting on 'Miracle Worker' Teachers PBS
As the beginning of May heralds the end of the academic year, Time Magazine essayist Nancy Gibbs praises great teachers.

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