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Carrots, Not Sticks: Schools Launch New Method of Discipline

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A vegetable and herb garden at Anne Beers Elementary School.
Alice Ollstein
A vegetable and herb garden at Anne Beers Elementary School.

Does the carrot work better than the stick when it comes to maintaining order in public schools? Some D.C. elementary schools are betting it will. They're implementing a model that rewards students for good behavior and supports them if they struggle. Alice Ollstein takes us inside a school that's upending its discipline model, one student at a time.

[Music: "Cheetah" by Orchester Clyde Canderbury from Tanz-Express, Vol. 2]


Rapid Learners: How Pixar Animators Created A Very Scary River

What would a small dinosaur look like in Class V rapids? That's the question Pixar filmmakers had to answer for their film The Good Dinosaur. So they piled into a raft to figure it out for themselves.
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Recipes Get A Makeover With GIFs, Science, And Emojis

On Food Wednesday, we explore the new ways recipes are being presented, with everything from GIFs to scientific method.

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International Military Action In Syria

French President Hollande meets with President Obama in Washington to seek additional U.S. support in the fight against ISIS in Syria, and NATO holds an emergency meeting over the downed Russian fighter jet: An update on international military strategy in Syria.


Used Rocket Is A New Breakthrough For Blue Origin's Space Plan

Blue Origin, the space company founded by Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos, has sent a craft past the edge of space and then landed its rocket safely – and vertically — in Texas.

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