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Brady Lafleur completes a puzzle in a specialized classroom at the old McDonogh 35 Senior High School facility.

Brady’s room: One family navigates special education in New Orleans

Brady LaFleur, who has autism and Down syndrome, needs a new space to accommodate him, and the school district isn’t going to find it for him.

Giving parents more freedom to choose doesn’t guarantee better schools

Other countries offer clues about how effective nationwide school choice would be in the U.S.

Private investigator Tina Blanchette rides around on a surveillance mission.

Private eyes track down kids illegally enrolled in suburban schools

Every year, hundreds of kids are kicked out of suburban Philadelphia school districts for residency fraud.

High schools push few students with disabilities to consider college

Most students with disabilities can make it to and through college, but are hindered by low expectations.

Students at Barwell Road Elementary School

Can freeing struggling schools from red tape help them improve?

North Carolina gives schools flexibility to try their own ideas for turning around

Columbine High School students mourn beside Rachel Scott's car at Clement Park near the high school. Scott was killed during the 1999 shooting rampage at the high school.

Almost two decades after Columbine, how to prevent school shootings still vexes security experts

With more protests and walkouts planned, there's no consensus on security options

Is the trauma of training for a school shooter worth it?

Most American students practice "active shooter" drills in school. Less than one in a million of them will need it.

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More charter schools means fewer early education options, new research shows

In New Orleans, a study finds that charters don’t have incentives to offer PreK

Segregation in Steel Valley: How these Pittsburgh-area elementary students are separated by race and academic performance

This story was produced by PublicSource, a Pittsburgh-area news outlet focused on in-depth and investigative reporting. PublicSource focuses on education, health, the environment, public safety and social justice issues.…

San Quentin inmate Anthony Anderson holds the essay he wrote, addressing future students in the program's English classes.

What does college look like in prison?

Educational courses in prison can lower recidivism rates

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