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How Schools Can Support Homeless Teens

More than 1 million public school students experienced homelessness in the 2016-2017 school year. Those students are less likely to finish high school, but one Illinois teenager beat the odds.

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Nashville Schools To Offer Kurdish Language Classes

Nashville's public schools are adding Kurdish to its list of world languages available for high school credit. The city has more Kurds than any other in the country. Like in other schools across the U.S., supporters say this type of…

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AI goes to high school

Aidan Wen is well on his way toward a career in artificial intelligence. The high school junior already has two semesters of machine-learning courses under his belt. Last summer he competed for a $12,000 prize sponsored by the Radiological Society…

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Special education overhaul appears headed for a delay

Lawmakers are poised to delay implementation of Act 173, a massive overhaul of the state’s special education system passed just last year. A panel tasked by the Legislature with advising the state about the law’s rollout came to the Statehouse…

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Student-to-Counselor Ratio Better but Far from Optimal

While the good news is that the student-to-counselor ratio has reached its lowest margin in three decades, 455-to-1 for the 2016-2017 school year, the bad news is that it's still way above the recommended ratio of 250 students for each…

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The Hidden Harms of Racial Bullying

Aneesah can still see the flag in her fourth-grade classroom. "It's how they taught us to be American," she says, "by saying the Pledge of Allegiance." But Aneesah says she didn't feel very American – or very accepted – in…

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