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March on Washington Inspires Educators, 50 Years Later PoliticsK12: Teachers are infusing the lessons of the civil-rights movement into their classrooms as thousands descend on Washington for a celebration that culminates with a speech by President Obama. 

China Weighs Ban On Homework; Teachers, Students Argue Against NPR: Hoping to make education less stressful, China's Ministry of Education is considering new rules that include a ban on written homework. But teachers, and even some students, are against the idea.

Success of Online Courses Weighed NYT: San Jose State University announced results Wednesday in its pilot partnership with Udacity, a for-profit provider of online courses, to offer introductory classes online for credit.

Minnesota test-results takeaway: 'Our kids did not get dumber overnight' MinnPost: Today your local newspaper doubtless carries the hotly anticipated results of the 2013 Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCAs), the standardized tests used to determine the number of students who are proficient at math, reading and science.

Some schools drop out of new healthy federal lunch program AP: The transition towards healthier school lunches isn't sitting easy with some schools. Superintendents and parents say kids don't like the new menus and aren't full enough, causing the cafeterias to lose money.

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