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Will Huntsberry

Will Huntsberry is a freelance journalist.

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Investigators Probe Fires At 6 Black Churches In 5 Southern States

Monday, June 29, 2015

Authorities are investigating fires that have damaged or destroyed black churches in South Carolina and nearby states following the shooting deaths of nine people at Charleston's Emanuel AME Church.

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As More Rural Hospitals Close, Advocates Walk To Washington

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Millions of Americans rely on rural hospitals for emergency medical care. But in the last five years, these facilities have been shutting down more frequently than in previous years. A group of activists from across the country are walking nearly 300 miles from North Carolina to Washington, D.C. to draw lawmakers' attention.

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'Sesame Street' Improves School Readiness, Researchers Say

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

A Wellesley College and University of Maryland study finds Sesame Street has a big impact on how well kids do in school. Children who watch the show are less likely to fall behind in later grades.

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Dissecting A Frog: A Middle School Rite Of Passage

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

In science classrooms across the country, middle-schoolers will take part in an iconic activity this year: frog dissection.

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True or False? Free And Reduced-Price Lunch = Poor

Friday, January 30, 2015

Poverty is the backdrop to so many discussions about learning. But do we have a good way to measure it in schools?

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New GED Test Means Many Have To Start From Scratch

Friday, January 16, 2015

When the GED Testing Service created a new test in 2014, thousands realized they'd have to start the process over.

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Big Drop In Students Being Held Back, But Why?

Friday, December 12, 2014

The number of students being held back has been cut nearly in half, and researchers have no idea why.

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Kids' Drawings Speak Volumes About Home

Monday, December 08, 2014

A first-grader's quick doodle can tell researchers plenty about what's happening — or not happening — at home.

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Is Digital Learning More Cost-Effective? Maybe Not

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Digital learning initiatives are spreading to schools across the country, but new research raises doubts about how well they work.

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Inside the Test Prep Industry for NYC Gifted Programs

Monday, June 09, 2014

Families have until June 9 to register for a seat in one of the city's gifted programs. To get this far in the process, many families started at the same place: A test prep center where tutors coax their little students to focus, focus, focus. 

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