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Education Secretary to Pa. lawmakers: Help Philly schools

Education Secretary Arne Duncan is urging Pennsylvania lawmakers to help the cash-strapped Philadelphia school district avert an "educational crisis," although Gov. Tom Corbett said Wednesday he had believed Duncan was satisfied with the state's proposed rescue effort.

Call for earlier sex education

Sex education at a younger age and free contraception for people as young as 13 are needed to cut teenage pregnancies, MSPs say.

Education Dept. offers more time to reach goals

WASHINGTON (AP) — States can ask for another year before being required to use student test results to decide whether to keep or fire teachers, Education Secretary Arne Duncan told school chiefs on Tuesday.