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Baylor Demotes President, Fires Football Coach Amid Sexual Assault Scandal

Baylor University demoted its president and fired the head football coach for their handling of allegations of sexual assault by members of the school's football team. NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Paula Lavigne of ESPN's Outside the Lines, who reported on the cases and how Baylor officials failed to investigate the allegations and violated Title IX federal law.
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Do The Roots Of Mental Health Issues Lie In Early Childhood?

There is a growing body of evidence to suggest that many chronic mental and physical health problems have their roots in early childhood, when kids' brains are just developing. But what should parents, teachers, doctors look out for?

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Baylor Fires University President, Football Coach Over Sexual Assault Scandal

President Kenneth Starr and coach Art Briles are being removed following a scathing report on sexual assaults by players against other students; failure of university officials to help the victims.
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Arizona Joins Transgender Directive Suit, School Board Should Set Policy

Renee Montagne talks to Arizona Superintendent of Education Diane Douglas about the federal directive that transgender students be allowed to use the restrooms corresponding to their gender identity.
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Baylor Removes Ken Starr As President Over University's Response To Sex Assault Cases

An independent review found that the university failed to adequately handle reports of harassment and assault and, in some cases, actively discouraged students from coming forward.
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'The Dreaded Schwa' And Other Reasons To Love The Bee

One of our favorite events is on again: the Scripps National Spelling Bee. From the tense smart kids to the cheering adults, it's all pretty great.
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To Teach Kids To Read And Write, Sometimes You Have To Get Creative

Across the U.S., school districts face low literacy rates among low-income and minority students. Here's how schools in Dallas, Baltimore and the Bronx are getting at the problem a little differently.
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For Families Touched By Teen Suicide, Regrets And Calls For Greater Outreach

Every day thousands of adolescents try to commit suicide. For families that lose their children, the regrets and second-guessing never cease, but they say greater awareness and outreach in schools might save some lives.

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11 States Sue U.S. Government Over Transgender Policies

Social conservatives in Texas say they support a lawsuit filed by their state and 10 others challenging federal rules on transgender students' use of school bathrooms that match their gender identity.
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Nearly A Dozen States Sue U.S. Government Over Transgender Policies

The Obama administration has argued that gender identity is protected under federal law. The states say the government is overreaching.

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