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Jessica Portner

October 4, 2000 – Education Week
 Tyler Goark, 14, and Megan Skidmore, 13, are typical students at a fairly representative middle school in a middle-class suburb. For a week last spring, they offered themselves as guides into a territory that few adults can navigate alone—7th grade.

April 28, 1999 – Education Week
 School officials, police, and local leaders in Jefferson County, Colo., worked round the clock last week trying to pick up the emotional pieces of a community torn apart by two students with firearms and an arsenal of explosives.

October 15, 1997 – Education Week
 One-fifth of high school girls in the United States say they have been sexually or physically abused, and 8 percent of teenage girls say they've been forced by a date to have sex against their will, says a new national survey.

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