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Teachers Around The Country React To Investigation Into Ballou High School

Authors: National Public Radio

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We've heard from teachers nationwide about our investigation into Ballou High School. They say they see the same where they are: chronic absenteeism and pressure on teachers to pass students.

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Ed Department Seeks Delay Of IDEA Rule

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The Trump administration wants to delay implementation of an Obama-era regulation designed to ensure that kids from certain backgrounds aren't...

Natural Disasters And The Implications Of Missing So Much School

Authors: National Public Radio

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Wildfires, hurricanes, flooding — this fall has brought a wave of natural disasters to the U.S. With that comes many days where schools are closed — and those absences add up.

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Autism Speaks Unveils New Scientific Agenda

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A year after dropping references to a cure from its mission statement, the nation's largest autism advocacy group is charting a new course with a...

How A Deregulated Internet Could Hurt America's Classrooms

Authors: National Public Radio

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Schools use the internet for a lot of learning: researching, virtual travel, watching videos. Educators say it opens their classrooms to the world. The removal of net neutrality could change all that.

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Does Preschool Pay Off? Tulsa Says Yes

Authors: National Public Radio

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Tulsa, Okla., has been the focus of much debate over the long-term benefits of preschool. The most recent findings by Georgetown University researchers are another strong endorsement for early ed.

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If A School Becomes A Shelter In Puerto Rico, Where Do Students Learn?

Authors: National Public Radio

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Some middle-schoolers are returning to class for the first time since Hurricane Maria hit the island in September. The students are sharing a school with high-schoolers, and that worries some parents.

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Trump Administration Weighs In On FAPE, IEPs

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Nine months after a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the right of students with disabilities to FAPE, the U.S. Department of Education is...

Better Oversight Sought For Representative Payees

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Representative payees who are tasked with managing Social Security payments for many with disabilities would be subject to greater scrutiny under a...