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Some kids born into the gangster lifestyle live to survive. If they want a different future, they will struggle to break free. One charter school aims to rehabilitate such students. This story is part of the Class Dismissed documentary from Capital Public Radio.

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Rita Meza's daughter Samantha shows that autistic students can connect with work and college opportunities. Meza’s message to parents is, “Don’t give up.”

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In writing on early-childhood issues for this blog, I’ve touched upon a recurring theme that disparities – health, academic, or economic – often have roots early in a child’s life. So a recent study claiming that an eight-week “intervention” lowers the academic achievement gap, piqued my curiosity.

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I-News at Rocky Mountain PBS posted today its package on the Colorado state law and childhood obesity. So far, Rocky Mountain PBS has done a 15-minute program on it and 9News has tapped a segment on the story.

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When experienced health journalist Joanne Silberner realized she had a "huge" misconception about cancer in the developing world, she reported from three countries to shed light on the subject for readers and listeners.

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Researchers who have studied the disparity in educational achievement between rich and poor children over the last few decades have found more affluent children trump their peers before the first day of preschool.

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COACHELLA, Calif. – Cristian Cabrera was working in the grape fields with her family last summer, saving money for the fall semester, when she received a text from a friend. “Have you heard the good news?” The news was life-changing for Cabrera and other undocumented college students.

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A new report says suspension rates in U.S. middle and high schools are hitting all-time highs. That's particularly troubling news given the research linking education and health.

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Autism, a condition once considered rare, now afflicts an estimated 1 in 88 children in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). And while autism is more common among white children, the largest increases in diagnoses over time have been among Hispanic children.

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Roxanne Gourneau's only son, Dalton's, death followed the suicides of six students, during a six-month period in Poplar, about 20 miles east of Wolf Point on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation. These suicides have led tribal officials to declare an emergency and start taking action.

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