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Stories like this are too frequent and always heartbreaking.

In March, an appeals court “upheld a dog-sniff of a student’s backpack for illegal drugs at school.” Original case documents (PDF) are here.

Beginning with the 2011-12 school year, high school graduation rates are being calculated by all states using the same standards. You can find the stats for the 2011-12 school term for your school system here.

Another article on using brain stimulation as a treatment for severe anorexia.

Five Ways to Get Girls into STEM

The college graduation gap (difference between completion rates for wealthy students versus economically disadvantaged ones) for children born in the 1960s was thirty-one percent. The graduation gap for children born in the 1980s was forty-six percent.

Students aren’t the only ones who suffer from bullying. Teachers do, too.