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Best Youth Employment Stories Of 2013

It’s tough to be a teen in the job market.From figuring out the balance between school, work, and family to trying out professional etiquette for the first time, Youth Radio explored how young people get the skills they need to hold onto the jobs they want.

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Graphic: Teresa Chin

The Link Between Suspension And Dropout

I remember the first student I ever suspended. He was 13 years old. It started off as a minimal disruption. He was stealing pencils from other students at his table. That turned into breaking pencils. Then, stealing homework.

I’ve been out of the classroom for three years now, and for the past year, I’ve been following teachers, students and school districts, trying to understand the latest research on school suspension and its effects down the line.

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