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'Shopping Mall Schools' Help Struggling Students

Some students just don't do well in high school — many struggle with bad grades or have discipline problems, and others choose to drop out. But there's also an alternative that some students are taking advantage of: A few school districts are opening up specialized schools inside shopping malls.
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How Much Should Kids Sleep? Nobody Knows For Sure

Everybody says children don't get enough sleep, and they've been saying that since at least 1905. Scientists still aren't sure how much time children need, according to a new study. But the experts always say they need more.
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Income, More Than Race, Is Driving Achievement Gap

The achievement gap between black and white students has narrowed significantly over the past 50 years. The gulf between rich and poor students, however, has widened dramatically. Several studies suggest that family income serves as a better predictor of school success.
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'Power of Chocolate' Honors The Cacao Bean

The National Museum of the American Indian's 'Power of Chocolate' festival celebrates the history of the cacao bean, and a time before heart-shaped boxes came into fashion.

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Miramonte Reopens, Previous Staff On Paid Leave

Miramote Elementary School in Los Angeles is open again but with an entirely new faculty and staff. Two former teachers there are charged with sex abuse and lewd acts with students. Some parents were happy with the clean sweep, but others thought removing everyone from the school was too drastic.
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New D.C. Ad Campaign Encourages School Attendance

The District is kick-starting an ad campaign with the theme "The More You Learn, the More You Earn," as part of an effort to persuade D.C. students from skipping out on school.

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