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Violence In Schools: How Big A Problem Is It?

The recent school shooting rampage in Ohio has once again focused national attention on the issue of student violence. But experts say such high-profile incidents overshadow an important trend: Overall, violent crime in U.S. schools has fallen significantly since the early 1990s.
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AUDIO SLIDE SHOW: Riding Along With A DCPS Attendance Counselor

Stephen Liggon is an attendance counselor at Luke C. Moore High School in Northeast D.C. When students reach 10 unexcused absences from school, Stephen hits the street to talk with them -- and their parents -- in person. WAMU 88.5's Kavitha Cardoza went along on one of his trips.

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After Audit, Alexandria School Board Stands Behind Superintendent

The Alexandria School Board is standing behind the city's superintendent of schools, despite a scathing audit citing school mismanagement released this week.

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Embattled Alexandria Superintendent To Face School Board

A recent auditor's report about dysfunction on the books of Alexandria's school system has put school Superintendent Morton Sherman on notice -- tonight the school board will meet to decide his fate.

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Viewing Social Injustice Through Virginia's Living History

Instead of deferring to the history books on the issue of Virginia's segregationist past, several groups are calling for a renewed focus on building a living history from those who were actually there.

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Efforts to Deal With Bullying (Rebroadcast)

An estimated one in six children and teenagers will be bullied this year. A new documentary highlights how bullying can trigger a cycle of violence. Diane speaks to the director of the film "Bully," one of the teenagers who appears in the...

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American Graduate: Schools Try To Expand On Success

In the latest in our American Graduate series, we consider whether successful strategies implemented in a single school can be expanded to several schools, or even a whole city.

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Commentary: D.C. Students Need International Perspectives

Conversations about education these days often focus on test scores -- in math and reading in particular. But Commentator Eddie Mandhry says students in D.C. need more engagement with international affairs.

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Jury Finds Virginia Tech Negligent For '07 Shootings

A jury has found Virginia Tech negligent for delaying a campus warning ahead of the massacre in 2007, during which more than 30 students were killed.

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