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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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Steve Case On D.C.'s Role In Tech's "Third Wave"

The co-founder of AOL and longtime resident of the Washington region shares his vision for the future of tech.

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Bethune-Cookman Students Still Reeling From A Year That Saw 13 Shooting Victims

Historically black colleges and universities have often been viewed as a refuge for African-American students. But at Bethune-Cookman University in Florida, 13 students have been shot this year alone.
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Teaching The Intangibles: How To Ingrain 'Grit' In Students

Author Paul Tough's book, Helping Children Succeed, lays out what he calls the tools for helping children succeed, particularly through attributes like perseverance and grit.
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Feeling 'Invisible' — How Mental Illness Often Goes Unnoticed In The Classroom

At least one in five young people in the U.S. exhibit signs or symptoms of mental illness. For students who suffer through it, it often feels like nobody at school is willing or able to understand.

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Cue The Political Commentary: Grad Speeches In An Election Year

Grad speeches are underway. And since it's an election year, it's hard for speakers to resist stepping onto the soapbox.
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The Politics Hour - May 20, 2016

D.C.’s self-government moves get slapped down in Congress and court. Montgomery County lawmakers put their money where their mouth is on school spending. And Fairfax County disciplines a fire official over inappropriate social media posts.

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9-Year-Old Helps Shape Obama Administration's Approach To Science

The administration gathered feedback from students about what they want in STEM programs after Jacob Leggette encouraged the president to ask students their opinions at a White House science fair.
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Wyoming School District Stalls On Transgender Student Policy

No schools in Wyoming have a policy protecting transgender students. In Laramie, the district has been working to formulate one. But amid national debate, that local policy may be stalled.

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