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Calif. Schools Try Out A Gentler Form Of Discipline

Teachers and school administrators in Richmond, Calif., dramatically reduced student suspensions by adopting a youth court program and other new approaches to discipline. But critics of the new approach say dropping traditional punishment could compromise school safety.
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'Playing Politics' With Interest Rates On Student Loans

Federal interest rates on student loans are set to double on July 1, unless Congress takes action. Area Republicans claim President Obama is playing politics with legislation aimed at ensuring that doesn't happen.

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How The Housing Industry Affects Students' Future

New research shows that booms and busts in the housing industry help determine where high school students apply for college. Booms trigger applications to better colleges, busts to lesser quality schools.
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Computers Grade Essays Fast ... But Not Always Well

Some schools, looking to cut costs, are intrigued by so-called robo-readers, computer programs that grade students' writing and offer feedback. Some teachers find the programs helpful in the classroom, but skeptics say they're not always the best judge of writing ability.
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American Graduate: A Teacher Town Hall on Dropouts

How can we prevent students giving up on high school? Passionate teachers from across the region share stories and offer solutions for changing lives by helping students stay in school.

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High Schools Grads 'Scarred' By High Unemployment

A new report by Rutgers University shows only 27 percent of recent high school graduates who are not enrolled in college have full-time jobs. Many young people with only high school diplomas say their hopes for the future have been dashed by the high cost of college.
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Wisdom From One Of World's Most Influential People

Freeman Hrabowski was named one of TIME magazine's "100 Most Influential People in the World," earlier this year. He heads the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and helped transform the school into one of the country's top institutions in graduating students of color in science, math and engineering. He talks with host Michel Martin.

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