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How 'Professor Godzilla' Learned To Roar

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Hendrix College's new president is an Ivy League economist who's better known for his obsession with a certain giant lizard.

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Giving Boys A Bigger Emotional Toolbox

Boys are suspended — and drop out — at higher rates than girls. An Oakland, Calif., educator is trying to change that.

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What Kids Can Learn From A Water Balloon Fight

Rough-and-tumble play is a vital part of growing up ... and a really fun part of parenting.

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A 'Major Shift' In Oversight Of Special Education

Education Secretary Arne Duncan announces new measures for ensuring that students with disabilities are making progress.

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New Approaches To Discipline Strive To Keep Kids Out Of Jail

Teen courts and restorative justice are focused on cutting off the "school-to-prison pipeline."

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

College programs in prison have become extremely rare, but one alum's story shows how incarceration can truly be reformative.

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