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U.S. ranks No. 13 in new collaborative problem-solving test

Video game playing appears to harm social skills

LeMya Vaughn completes an activity on her kindergarten readiness program, UPSTART.

Thousands of parents are enrolling their children in online preschool

But experts question if computer-based programs help or hinder learning for young children

Telling depressed kids they’re capable of change might help them improve

A half-hour experiment on the computer helped some kids, but not others

Charles Cooper, an 11th-grade student at W.B. Saul High School of Agricultural Sciences in Philadelphia.

STUDENT VOICES: Teachers put you in situations to make you stronger

Charles Cooper was an 11th-grader at W.B. Saul High School of Agricultural Sciences in Philadelphia

Shamus Hayes, a ninth-grader at Mount Abraham Union High School in Bristol, Vt.

STUDENT VOICES: I don’t think you need an A+ in calculus to work a normal job

Shamus Hayes is a ninth-grader at Mount Abraham Union High School in Bristol, Vt.

Melvin Claudio, a 12th grader at Phoenix Academy Lawrence in Lawrence, Mass.

STUDENT VOICES: I never knew I’d get this far

Melvin Claudio was a 12th grader at Phoenix Academy Lawrence in Lawrence, Mass.

Emilia Olson, an 11th-grade student at Palmetto Scholars Academy in North Charleston, S.C.

STUDENT VOICES: Pay teachers more

Emilia Olson was an 11th-grader at Palmetto Scholars Academy in North Charleston, S.C.

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Chris Mayes, an 11th-grader at Community High School in Swannanoa, N.C.

STUDENT VOICES: I don’t want to die in the same town I grew up in

Chris Mayes is an 11th-grader at Community High School in Swannanoa, N.C.

Lilianna Salcedo, a 10th-grader at USC Hybrid High School in Los Angeles.

STUDENT VOICES: When you’re a teenager you feel like an outsider already

Lilianna Salcedo was in the 10th grade at USC Hybrid High School in Los Angeles

STUDENT VOICES: The education system encourages students to be dead inside

Caleb Carman was an 11th--grader at Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School in New York

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