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In New York City, a conflict is brewing between city government and one of the most successful charter school networks in the city. On the one side is Mayor Bill de Blasio, a believer in the power of government to change lives. And on the other, Eva...
Cure International Hospital in Kabul. Photo by Cure International/FlickrA shooting at a hospital in Kabul Thursday morning claimed the lives of three American physicians and wounded one American nurse — one of a recent string of attacks...
A new study out of Australia has promising potential for patients across the globe who use cochlear implants. Photo by Flickr user ryanjpoole A new study outlines how gene therapy could reverse hearing loss and deafness. This may be music to the...
Rita Jeptoo of Kenya kisses her trophy during her victory ceremony after winning first place and setting a course record in the women’s race of the 118th Boston Marathon. Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images Rita Jeptoo, a...
Washington is the first state to lose its waiver from the No Child Left Behind requirement. Washington was among the 43 states and the District of Columbia that the Department of Education freed since 2011 from sanctions placed on schools and...
A draft of the Declaration of Independence as prepared by Thomas Jefferson’s, features notes from Benjamin Franklin. The official version, which is on display in the National Archives, was handwritten by Timothy Matlack. Image from the Library...