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Virginia Schools Experiment Targets Minority Students

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An experiment is taking place at one of the lowest-performing school districts in Virginia.
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An experiment is taking place at one of the lowest-performing school districts in Virginia.

One of the lowest-performing school districts in Virginia is teaching advanced math and critical thinking skills to minority 7th and 8th grade students. And as Sarah McConnell reports, the experiment is producing dramatic results...

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Musicians 'Let It All Out' At MTV's Video Music Awards

Complex magazine writer Alex Gale talks about the more than 30-year history and previews what to expect for Sunday night's Video Music Awards on MTV.
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Japan's Centuries-Old Tradition Of Making Soba Noodles

In the remote mountains of the Japanese island of Shikoku, an old woman makes soba noodles by hand from locally grown buckwheat. It's ancient technique that is adapting to modern times.
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D.C. Department Shakeup Raises Questions About Pay-To-Play Politics

Turnover at a major D.C. government department is raising questions about local businesses, political contributions and influence in city politics.

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A Hero For The Arts And Sciences: Upcoming Marvel Covers Promote STEAM Fields

The five covers feature the company's heroes — including Spiderman, Iron Man, and the Hulk — all engaging in activities educators have been trying to promote.

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