Emma Brown

Washington Post

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A former middle school math teacher, Emma Brown is a national education reporter for the Washington Post.

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Spring Valley High School near Columbia, South Carolina was the scene of a classroom incident, captured on student videos this week and shown on countless news programs.

Campus Cops: Keeping the Peace or Over-Policing?

Spring Valley High School near Columbia, South Carolina was the scene of a classroom incident, captured on student videos this week and shown on countless news programs.

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The Bush Administration established  No Child Left Behind  — a federal law designed to raise student achievement in America's public schools.

Are American Children Being Left Behind After All?

The Bush Administration established No Child Left Behind — a federal law designed to raise student achievement in America's public schools.

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