npr Ed We've been to school. We know how education works. Right? In fact, many aspects of learning — in homes, at schools, at work and elsewhere — are evolving rapidly, along with our understanding of learning. Join us as we explore how learning happens.

Ashanti Branch, an assistant principal at Montera Middle School in Oakland, Calif., leads boys in a "check in" circle at his after-school Ever Forward Club. Eric Westervelt/NPR hide caption

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Giving Boys A Bigger Emotional Toolbox

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Roughhousing is an essential — and fun — part of growing up. Snarklemotion/Flickr hide caption

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What Kids Can Learn From A Water Balloon Fight

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U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan says states must ensure progress for students with disabilities. Andrew Burton/Getty Images hide caption

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A 'Major Shift' In Oversight Of Special Education

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A jury of 9th-graders is sworn in at a "teen court" session in Michigan. Jennifer Guerra/Michigan Radio hide caption

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New Approaches To Discipline Strive To Keep Kids Out Of Jail

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Students in gym class at Richard Kluge Elementary in Milwaukee. Two years ago, the students had no gym, art, or music classes but that's changing as Milwaukee Public Schools re-hires teachers for these classes. Erin Toner /WUWM hide caption

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To Boost Attendance, Milwaukee Schools Revive Art, Music And Gym

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The Bard Prison Initiative gives inmates at six prisons around New York state the opportunity to study in person with professors from top colleges and universities in the region. China Jorrin hide caption

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A Former Drug Dealer Gives A Great Defense Of The Liberal Arts

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