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A national history lesson about Abraham Lincoln is being planned in Richmond, the former Capitol of the Confederacy.
Truancy is one of the early warning signs that students are more likely to drop out of school, get into trouble with the law and have issues with substance abuse.
The D.C. Kids Count Collaborative report suggests some disturbing trends affecting young people from birth to 24 years in the District.
The current state of early childhood education in D.C. reveals a huge discrepancy between income groups.
Even though school attendance is required by the law in D.C., approximately 20 percent of public and charter school children in the District have racked up more than 15 days of unexcused absences.
In Maryland's Montgomery County, teachers and support staff have agreed to give up yearly raises to help close a county budget shortfall.
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