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How A D.C. Diversion Program Helps Get Young Lives Off The Ropes

The city-run Alternatives to the Court Experience program (ACE) is receiving an award today for the work they've done channeling the energy of at-risk kids like young Bernard into productive pursuits.

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From YouTube Pioneer Sal Khan, A School With Real Classrooms

Sal Khan, a pioneer of online tutorials with his successful Khan Academy, has established a private brick-and-mortar laboratory school in Silicon Valley. He plans to share its lessons with educators.
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Chancellor Kaya Henderson Says She's Leaving D.C. Public Schools

Kaya Henderson, who has served as chancellor of D.C. Public Schools since late 2010, announced Wednesday that she is leaving the school system's top job.
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What Good Preschool Looks Like: Snapshots From 4 States

What separates good preschool from bad? A new report maps out some key answers by studying successful programs.
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Montgomery County Schools Face Discrimination Complaint

Montgomery County Public Schools recently denied a local girl admission to a language immersion program, and her father now says discrimination is to blame.

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Looking For Change, Teachers Hit The Campaign Trail

This primary season Oklahoma educators are running for state office in record numbers. The nearly 40 teachers and principals say they're fed up with low funding, over-testing and teacher shortages.
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After 25 Years, What's Next For Charter Schools?

Ted Kolderie, often called the "godfather" of the charter school movement, has a new book out. He says the lack of innovation in how teachers teach and students learn is stifling school reform.
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Why Fight Poverty When You Can End It? Padua Project Calls The Nonprofit Bluff

Charities and social services organizations have tried to tackle poverty for years. But what if instead of just fighting poverty a nonprofit sought to end it for good? Is that even possible?

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Girl Talk: What Teens Want Michelle Obama To Know About Liberia

Some of them have never heard of her. But most of them want her to know: Make sure more Liberian girls can stay in school!
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How Traditional Nonprofits Run Into Problems Trying To Tackle Poverty

Poverty is a more complicated issue than many people realize, and organizations trying to tackle it often run into institutional roadblocks.

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