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Iowa Agrees To Change Special Education Practices; Advocates Wonder If It's Enough

More than a year after receiving orders from an administrative judge , the Iowa Department of Education agreed to make some changes to special education requirements that could open up special education programs to more students. In March 2017, Administrative Law Judge Christie Scase instructed Iowa schools to stop requiring a “significant or severe discrepancy” in school performance in order to provide special education services to a student. Scase also said schools should not deny a student...

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Join us for a special presentation of Flyover: Down the Mississippi River

In collaboration with MPR News, we'll share and discuss living and working along the Mississippi River and how closely we're tied to it - both upstream and downstream.

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Do you remember the day you decided you were no good at math?

Or maybe you had the less common, opposite experience: a moment of math excitement that hooked you for good?

Thousands of studies have been published that touch on the topic of "math anxiety." Overwhelming fear of math, regardless of one's actual aptitude, affects students of all ages, from kindergarten to grad school.

Many of President Trump's immigration policies are deeply unpopular, including recent efforts to deter illegal immigration by separating migrant families at the border, according to a new NPR-Ipsos poll.

But Americans are polarized in their attitudes about immigrants and the U.S. system for admitting them, the polls shows, with Republicans much more likely to support the president's policies, including the travel ban, the border wall, and changes to legal immigration.

When it comes to immigration policy, American opinions often break down along party lines, with most Republicans supporting President Trump, and Democrats vigorously opposed.

But according to a new NPR-Ipsos poll, there's an even better predictor of how you feel about immigration: where you get your TV news.

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Every day, Dr. Walter Koroshetz, 65, takes a pill as part of his effort to help keep his brain healthy and sharp.

The pill is his blood pressure medication. And Koroshetz, who directs the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, says controlling high blood pressure helps him reduce his risk of dementia.

He also keeps his blood pressure down by exercising, and paying attention to his weight and diet. "I'm a believer," he says.

Can't cool off this summer? Heat waves can slow us down in ways we may not realize.

New research suggests heat stress can muddle our thinking, making simple math a little harder to do.

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Featured Release This Week From Neko Case + Studio One Tracks Top 30 Playlist

Virginia-born singer-songwriter Neko Case has been releasing solo records for over twenty years. In fact, her solo career predates Case's membership in The New Pornographers. She's also done other projects, including her 2016 album with Laura Veirs and k.d. lang. For her new album, Hell-On, Case was involved in the writing of nearly all the songs, and co-produced the record. Neko Case's calling card is most likely her voice. As she stated for the release of Hell-On : "My style is odd, I don't...

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