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New Orleans Times-Picayune | 11/13/13
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The Oregonian | 10/31/13
Gains Seen in Teachers' Academic Abilities
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Huffington Post | 10/30/13
Study: New teachers more educated, of higher caliber
The Hechinger Report | 10/30/13
La. Voucher Program May Improve Racial Integration, Study Says
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Study: Students Really Do Learn Stuff on Field Trips
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