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A City Looks To STEM School To Lift Economy, But Will Grads Stay?

What can a city in decline do to make a comeback? In Springfield, Ohio, a new school is trying to turn the tide. But local leaders say keeping young people from moving away is key to economic revival.
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The Big Move To Improve Head Start

New rules, new reviews, and new funding for young, low-income children.
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LISTEN: Fairfax County School Board Leader Discusses Superintendent's Departure

Sandy Evans, chairwoman of the Fairfax County School Board, discusses the impending departure of Superintendent Karen Garza, who is taking a job with a nonprofit.

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Here's How Schools Can Support Students' Mental Health

Dealing with students' mental health looks different at every school. But experts say doing it well requires a strategy that gets everyone involved.
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Hogan May Have Exceeded Authority on School Start Date, Says Attorney General's Office

Opponents to the later start date for Maryland schools are urging school boards to ignore Gov. Larry Hogan's mandate.

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Sixth Grade Is Tough; It Helps To Be 'Top Dog'

A new study says sixth-graders do better when they attend K-8 schools, so they're not the youngest.
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What's Causing The Increased Enrollment At HBCUs?

Historically black colleges and universities are having big increases in student enrollment. Dillard University president Walter Kimbrough thinks it's because of increased racial tensions on campuses.
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For U.S. Minority Students In China, The Welcome Comes With Scrutiny

U.S. and Chinese educators are trying to create more opportunities for American minority students to study in China, which has grown increasingly aware of the importance of diversity in U.S. culture.
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How College Aid Is Like A Bad Coupon

Sociologist Sara Goldrick-Rab's new book, Paying The Price, makes a fresh argument for free college.
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Schools And Mental Health: When The Parent Has To Take Charge

Kids with mental health problems may face a host of issues in school. Many parents say they need to be aggressive to make sure schools are on top of what their kids need.

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