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A 'Major Shift' In Oversight Of Special Education

Education Secretary Arne Duncan announces new measures for ensuring that students with disabilities are making progress.

New Approaches To Discipline Strive To Keep Kids Out Of Jail

Teen courts and restorative justice are focused on cutting off the "school-to-prison pipeline."
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New Study Paints Bleak Portrait Of Langley Park Youth

The study finds that a majority of the children who live in Langley Park are at risk of not completing their high school education.

Using A 3-D Version Of Rodin's Hands To Understand Anatomy

Dr. James Chang of Stanford University uses hands sculpted by Rodin, together with 3-D technology, to create an experience of augmented reality for his students and surgery trainees.

Be A Varsity Player ... In Video Games?

A private university elects to make a popular video game into an official varsity sport. Marketing ploy or sign of the future?

To Boost Attendance, Milwaukee Schools Revive Art, Music And Gym

After years of cutbacks, Milwaukee Public Schools are re-hiring teachers for classes beyond the basics. They are hoping to retain students as well as boost attendance and test scores.

A Former Drug Dealer Gives A Great Defense Of The Liberal Arts

College programs in prison have become extremely rare, but one alum's story shows how incarceration can truly be reformative.
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Catania, Schwartz Express Opposition To School Boundary Change Proposal

Two D.C. mayoral candidates have expressed concern with possible changes to the city's four-decade-old school boundaries and feeder patterns, saying that the process should be put on hold.

The Politics Of The Common Core

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's attempt to drop the Core comes amid a backlash in many states against the academic standards.
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Asthma, Poverty and Public Health

When President Barack Obama unveiled new environmental regulations to cut carbon emissions, he claimed it could prevent 100,000 asthma attacks per year. Kojo explores the far-reaching affects of a disease that affects 25 million Americans.