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30 September 
In 1966, Botswana gained its independence from Great Britain.
Mindbenders with brain icon
Tim is buying a DVD player from Deal of the Day. The usual cost of the player is $180. Today's discount is 20%.

How much money will Tim save?

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Do you know what you want to be when you grow up?

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Welcome to the NCES Kids' Zone

The NCES Kids' Zone provides information to help you learn about schools; decide on a college; find a public library; engage in several games, quizzes and skill building about math, probability, graphing, and mathematicians; and to learn many interesting facts about education.

Did you Know?

Public school students in 28 states scored higher than their peers in the nation; students in 15 states and the District of Columbia scored lower than their peers nationally. The interactive map provides details. (more info)

The Word of the Day

meritocracy -(n.).A system in which advancement is based on achievement or ability. Leadership by talented achievers.


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