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Signs marking the entrance to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota make it clear when you're literally "off the reservation," but the figurative meaning of the phrase has shifted over time. Kristi Eaton/AP hide caption

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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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