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Montgomery County, Latino Youth Suffer Disconnect

Latinos make up more than a quarter of the youth population in Montgomery County, prompting two advocacy groups to come up with ways to reach out to the young.


Kids In Juvenile Detention Face Risk Of Violent Death As Adults

Young delinquents are much more likely than their peers to die violently as adults. And girls are at particular risk. Lack of access to preventive care is partly to blame, researchers say.
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D.C. Area Sees Surge Of Underage Undocumented Immigrants

Tens of thousands of children are being caught trying to cross the southern U.S. border by themselves. Many of them have made their way to the D.C. area, with its large Central American community, and schools and support organizations are adapting.

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D.C. Tuition Assistance Program Cut In House Budget

Funding for a D.C. college tuition program has been slashed by a third in a new budget, though Eleanor Holmes Norton is confident the Senate will reverse that.


Philly Schools Teeter On Brink Of Layoffs, Struggling For Funding

Philadelphia's school district once again needs tens of millions of dollars to avoid layoffs. With just a few weeks left before the district approves a new budget, school leaders are asking the city, the state and labor unions for help filling a $96 million budget hole.

Study Delivers Failing Grades For Many Programs Training Teachers

The NCTQ study is the second in two years that argues that schools of education are in disarray.

City Council In Sweden To Decide The Fate Of Homework

Local officials argue that students there should be able to learn everything they need during school hours.

Can Schools Solve The Tech Industry's Pipeline Problem?

It might be time to change the message on STEM.
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Stuck In The Middle: Will D.C. Get The New Middle Schools That Some Want?

A D.C. committee exploring changes to the city's school boundaries and feeder patterns has proposed up to four new middle schools, but will D.C. ever get around to fulfilling the ambitious plan?

Is Educational Change Coming For Native Americans?

President Obama is promoting new initiatives to improve education for Native American students. Ahniwake Rose, executive director of the National Indian Education Association, has the details.