Seventy students a day are sent to the Waco Alternative School Campus, after being "ticketed" for bad behavior in municipal court. Marisa Peñaloza /NPR hide caption

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In Texas, Keeping Kids In School And Out Of Court
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Obama Pushes Payroll Tax Cut in Scranton, Pa.
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Comedian Patrice O'Neal Dies At 41
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Hearing May Grant John Hinckley More Privileges
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Fewer Than Half Of Americans Believe U.S. Is Best
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Need For Speed: Native American Joins NASCAR
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Student Not Sorry For Critical Tweet Of Governor
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Hundreds Of Police Take Over Occupy L.A. Camp
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FCC Criticizes Proposed Merger Of AT&T, T-Mobile
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Houston Moves Forward After Enron's Collapse
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Workers Likely To Lose Out In AMR Bankruptcy
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Dr. Conrad Murray Sentenced In King Of Pop's Death
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Mitt Romney Courts Florida's Latino Voters
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In and near its downtown, there are more boarded-up and empty storefronts and vacant lots in Granite City, Ill., than there are businesses. David Schaper /NPR hide caption

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A Steel Town Looks At Its Future, And Sees Rebirth
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