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To Teach Kids To Read And Write, Sometimes You Have To Get Creative

Across the U.S., school districts face low literacy rates among low-income and minority students. Here's how schools in Dallas, Baltimore and the Bronx are getting at the problem a little differently.
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For Families Touched By Teen Suicide, Regrets And Calls For Greater Outreach

Every day thousands of adolescents try to commit suicide. For families that lose their children, the regrets and second-guessing never cease, but they say greater awareness and outreach in schools might save some lives.

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11 States Sue U.S. Government Over Transgender Policies

Social conservatives in Texas say they support a lawsuit filed by their state and 10 others challenging federal rules on transgender students' use of school bathrooms that match their gender identity.
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Nearly A Dozen States Sue U.S. Government Over Transgender Policies

The Obama administration has argued that gender identity is protected under federal law. The states say the government is overreaching.
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D.C.'s Public Schools Select New Lunch Providers

D.C. Public Schools is abandoning longtime school food provider Chartwells in the wake of allegations of poor food quality and fraud, and it's moving forward with new vendors for 2016. But questions remain about the selection process and future oversight.

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How Specialized Programs Can Get Kids With Anxiety Back In The Classroom

Psychologists say students with crippling anxiety feel as stressed going to school as they would being chased by a lion, but rather than giving up on them, specialized programs can gently get them back in the classroom.

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MacArthur 'Genius' Angela Duckworth Responds To A New Critique Of Grit

The author of a new meta-analysis says the importance of grit — a concept that has gained wide traction in education circles — has been exaggerated.
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Identifying Youth Mental Health Problems Before They Begin

One in five students show signs of mental problems, yet their symptoms are often ignored or misunderstood.

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'Helping Children Succeed' Starts At Birth; A Case For The Power Of Nurture

Paul Tough's new book surveys the best new evidence on how to overcome the effects of poverty.
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Questions Of Mental Health Often Fall To School Nurses — If There Is One

Increasingly, school nurses are on the front lines of identifying students with potential mental health problems, and the problem only gets the attention it needs when something horrible happens.

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