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Homeless youth need more than basics, PSU study finds
The Portland Tribune breaks down a study from Portland State University that suggests building self-esteem may have a significant impact on curbing youth homelessness.

The New Dream Act Holds Some Dreamers' Pasts Against Them
According to an investigation by the Marshall Project, undocumented youth with a juvenile criminal record would be barred from citizenship under the new Dream Act.

How colleges are changing remedial education
Recent research and exploratory initiatives indicate that incoming college students are mis-assigned to remedial classes too frequently. To make the system work better, some institutions are redesigning or abandoning these courses altogether.

New research shows how teachers are key to boosting student attendance
As schools around the country scramble to find ways to improve student attendance, research from Chalkbeat shows that engaging teachers may be a critical piece of the puzzle.