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In Memphis, Revolt Overshadows Education Reform's Successes

Driven by fear and frustration, protesters are starting to drown out the supporters of the nation's most ambitious attempt to fix failing schools.

How America's Overmedicating Low-Income and Foster Kids

More kids in the U.S., especially low-income and foster-care children, are on antipsychotics than in any other country. States are just starting to intervene.

Bright Spots in the Sad State of Statehouse Reporting

The number of statehouse reporters has drastically declined, but journalists see reasons for optimism.

Low Oil Prices Drain Some But Energize Most Local Economies

The impact of oil's price drop depends on how much a local government relies on the oil industry for revenue and jobs.

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