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An Alternative To Suspension And Expulsion: 'Circle Up!'

Oakland's restorative justice program is at the forefront of efforts to rethink school discipline.
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D.C. Judge Dismisses Lawsuit, Ending Federal Oversight Of Special Education Cases

The District has been under federal oversight for the way it handles special education cases. But after almost two decades, a judge on Tuesday put an end to that oversight by dismissing a nearly two decade-old class action.

Skating Out Classroom Stress As A 'Derby Dame'

English teacher and roller derby queen Elle L. Cool Jam, aka Nina Park, plays offense and defense on the track and in her classroom.
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Should Maryland Schools Start After Labor Day? Little Agreement Among Lawmakers

A report finds that pushing the start of classes in Maryland past Labor Day may help the state's economy, but many lawmakers don't buy that logic.

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Md. Gov.-Elect Hogan Could Clash With Legislature Over Obscure Component Of School Funding

The geographic cost of education index, GCEI, is part of the overall funding formula for Maryland public schools. Democrats in the General Assembly expect Gov.-Elect Larry Hogan to target it for a variety of reasons.

There's No Place Like A Dorm Room For The Holidays

When holiday break comes, college kids start packing up and heading for home. But for former foster students, there's no home to go to.

How To Talk To Boys About Sex And Consent

Given recent stories about violence against college women, what should parents say to college-age sons? NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with author Rosalind Wiseman about guiding boys through adolescence.
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As Lottery Opens, Bowser Remains Mum On Tweaks To New School Boundaries

The District's citywide school lottery opened to students today, incorporating new school boundaries and feeder patterns adopted by Mayor Vincent Gray. But Mayor-elect Muriel Bowser again said she would tweak those changes, though remained quiet on the details.


Two Years Later, Still Learning From Sandy Hook

A new report on the 2012 Newtown school shootings says that school administrators failed Adam Lanza despite their best efforts. The authors say the district had a lack of special education expertise.

A For-Profit College Tries The Charter School Market

ITT Technical Institute sought to open high schools around the country, but it's meeting resistance.