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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.


Film Aimed At Getting Bystanders To 'Speak Up'

As many as a quarter of U.S. students report being a victim of bullying. This Sunday, the Cartoon Network will air Speak Up, a new documentary that shares the stories of victims. Host Michel Martin speaks with bullying expert Duane Thomas and Aaron Cheese, a student featured in the film.

Spanking Lives On In Rural Florida Schools

In parts of Florida and around the country, paddling kids who misbehave is considered traditional discipline — and schools are the only public institution where that's allowed. But parents don't always get a say in whether their kids can be disciplined with spankings.
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Maryland Students Create Award-Winning Video On Teen Dating Violence

In Maryland, four students at a Germantown school have won an award for producing an online video recognizing National Teen Dating Violence Month.