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D.C. Tries To Find Solutions For 20 Percent Truancy Rate

D.C. leaders say students skipping school is a major challenge for education and public safety and they're looking for ways to address the problem.

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Activists Call For Enhanced Early Education

Researchers say infants and toddlers who receive quality care are more likely to stay in school, graduate, get jobs, and build strong relationships. But access to quality programs in D.C. can be difficult, especially in these tough economic times.

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Japanese Exchange Students Deal With Disaster From Afar

Across the D.C. region, Japanese college exchange students are struggling to make sense of the news emerging from their home country.

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Educare School In D.C. To Focus On Infants, Toddlers

A new child care center planned for Ward 7 in the District has a mission to improve academic outcomes by enhancing education for the youngest students.

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WTU President Outlines His Objections To Henderson Being Picked As Chancellor

More details are being released about the process by which Kaya Henderson was selected to be D.C.'s schools chancellor. A summary of the selection panel's discussions -- released by the mayor -- details objections from the Washington Teachers' Union.

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Schools In Montgomery County Face Big Cuts

In Maryland, public schools in Montgomery County fared the worst in county executive Isiah Leggett's budget proposal for next year.

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