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Cracking Under Pressure

Think you’re stressed out about work? Well so are students as they’re faced with increased testing that determines whether a school makes achievement targets required by the federal No Child Left Behind Act. In some schools the result of not hitting the targets can mean serious sanctions, including a scenario in which most of the school staff lose their jobs. That’s a lot of pressure for some students to handle. The Associated Press takes a close look at one Massachusetts teen and how she’s handling the demands of studying for the state tests.

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