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Anti-Bullying Activists Look To Teachers, Peers For Support

Activists are praising a new D.C. bill designed to promote anti-bullying policies from the classroom to the basketball courts. But they say the real power to counteract chronic bullying lies with parents, teachers and students.

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On Earth Day, National Zoo Preaches And Practices Conservation

For Earth Day, the National Zoo is offering activities to teach children about conservation. But the Zoo is also trying to become a better steward of D.C.'s local environment.

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D.C. Legislators Reintroduce Anti-Bullying Bill

Activists hope new legislation in the D.C. Council will strengthen the fight against bullying from the schoolyard to cyberspace. The council members introduced a similar bill in the last legislative session, but didn't pass it before the end of the council period.

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D.C. Council Member Wants Businesses To Help Combat Truancy

A D.C. Council report finds nearly one in seven high school students are chronically truant. Now one council member is asking local businesses to play a bigger role in keeping young people in school.

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Virginia Offers $5,000 Merit Grants To Teachers

Virginia's Governor Bob McDonnell and the Virginia Department of Education are rolling out a new teacher merit-pay plan that invites some districts to compete for grants to award teachers in 'hard-to-staff' schools.

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James Woody: Our Children's Heroes

James Woody is a native Washingtonian and the executive director of D.C.'s Bishop John T. Walker School for Boys. Woody had the opportunity to learn about influencing the next generation from one of his personal heroes.

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Students Banned From Sharing Food After Suspected Marijuana Cupcake

Students at Frederick High School in Maryland are no longer allowed to bring food to share at lunchtime, after some ate a cupcake that may have been laced with marijuana.

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Catholic University Students Recognized For Solar Picnic Table

Six students at Catholic University received $3,000 to split amongst themselves for designing a solar picnic table.

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