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Police Urge Sexual Assault Victims Of MCPS Substitute Teacher To Come Forward

Jose Pineda was first arrested after an incident in September, when a female student at Roberto Clemente Middle School accused him of inappropriately touching her. Montgomery County Police say there could be more possible victims.
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Creating New Sense Of Home After A Troubled D.C. Childhood

A young man in transitional housing talks about the meaning of "home" mean when your childhood was marked by family turmoil.

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Teachers Go Door-Knocking In Nashville

In Nashville, Tenn., several public schools are struggling to compete with nearby charters. To recruit more students, teachers are tearing a page from the charter playbook: going door to door.
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Virginia Teachers Tell Richmond: 'No Child Is Standardized'

The accountability system is too restrictive, teachers say, and they're proposing ways for legislators to tweak it.

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In Rural Alabama, Fighting HIV With A Game

In rural Alabama, HIV infection rates are among the highest in the nation, but talk of the virus is largely taboo. One researcher is hoping to break through the stigma with a video game.
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Hey, College Kids: You Really Can Minor In Craft Beer Studies

Paul Smith's College, in upstate New York, is among a handful of higher ed institutions offering coursework in craft beer. Be forewarned: The classes are heavier on the science than the partying.
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Of Carrots And Kids: Healthy School Lunches That Don't Get Tossed

You can lead children to vegetables, but can you make them eat? In one school lunch program, kids will tell you upfront what they think of your veggies — and what you should do with them.
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Ohio State Football Player's Death Draws Attention To Head Injuries

Kosta Karageorge was found dead of an apparent suicide. His mother reportedly told police he sent her a text message before he disappeared saying concussions had messed up his head.
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Proposal Would End Football At University Of Alabama-Birmingham

Alabama is a state known for its college football. But a move to scuttle the football program at the state university in Birmingham is drawing fire from fans, students and athletes alike.
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UVA President Announces More Changes In Wake Of Sexual Assault Coverage

The president of the University of Virginia abruptly canceled a planned appearance Monday at the National Press Club amid controversy surrounding the issue of rape at the elite university. Instead, Teresa Sullivan laid out what she and other university officials plan to do going forward.

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