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In Texas, Questions About Prosecuting Truancy

Chronic, unexcused absence from school in Texas often sends students and parents to adult criminal courts.

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G.W. Carver Preparatory Academy has enrolled more than 50 unaccompanied minors from Central America. Principal Ben Davis says he's spending an extra $2,500 per student for special education services and instructional software tailored for them. LA Johnson/NPR hide caption

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The Education Department, headed by Secretary Arne Duncan, says it's keeping a close eye on 556 colleges and universities that do a poor job of complying with federal regulations and handling federal financial aid. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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