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As a Ph.D. student at Texas A&M University, Mario Suarez is researching ways teachers can help LGBTQ youth. Gabriel Cristóver Pérez/KUT hide caption

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Coming Out As Transgender Strengthened This Teacher's Commitment To His Students

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President Trump leaves the stage after addressing the Conservative Political Action Conference. He has repeatedly called for arming teachers after the school shooting in Florida. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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It's Hard To Imagine How Armed Teachers Might Change Schools

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Ballou High School, in Washington, D.C.'s Southeast quadrant, is located in one of the city's poorest neighborhoods and has struggled academically for years. An investigation by WAMU and NPR has found that the school's administration graduated dozens of students despite high rates of unexcused absences. Tyrone Turner/WAMU hide caption

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In D.C., 34 Percent Of Graduates Received A Diploma Against District Policy

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Episode 3: The Fierce Debate Over High Standards

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When The Focus Is On The Student, Not The Class

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Meet The 5 New Inductees Of The National Teachers Hall Of Fame

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Nicole Boykins is principal at Crocker College Prep in New Orleans. The pre-K through eighth grade school is one of five schools in a program to better serve children who've been exposed to trauma. Clarence Williams/WWNO hide caption

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When Schools Meet Trauma With Understanding, Not Discipline

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Stephanie Johnson works with a student at the Renaissance Academy, a charter school in Lehi, Utah. Dan Krauss for NPR hide caption

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Maybe Teaching Special Ed Doesn't Have To Be So Hard

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Colin Ozeki, a high school student with autism, is on track to graduate this year from Millennium Brooklyn High School with an advanced diploma. Amy Pearl/WNYC hide caption

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Getting Students With Autism Through High School, To College And Beyond

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