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UDC Seeks To Attract Top Students With AP Credit

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UDC is starting a program with DCPS high schools that would help top students get bachelor's degrees sooner.
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UDC is starting a program with DCPS high schools that would help top students get bachelor's degrees sooner.

Alan Sessoms, the president of UDC, says high school students receiving good grades can take all Advanced Placement courses as juniors and seniors.

So at the end of that four years of normal high school, you get your high school diploma, but you have two years of college credit and then in two years, you get a bachelor's degree.

They're discussing hiring new faculty and funding but Sessoms says the biggest challenge is counseling.

"We want to make sure the students who are 16- and 17-year-old kids are prepared to deal with the environment so it's going to be joint counseling, making sure their parents are engaged, it'll probably require significant time on the weekends," he says.

Sessoms says the program will start in two DCPS high schools and then expand it to all 17. He expects at least 200 students to participate.

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Shante, He Stays: RuPaul Reflects On Decades Of Drag — And 2 Emmy Nominations

RuPaul is the most recognizable drag queen in America. His hit show, RuPaul's Drag Race is up for two Emmy Awards as it begins filming its ninth season. But drag, he says, will never be mainstream.
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Food World Rallies For Quake-Hit Amatrice, Home Of Famous Pasta Dish

In Italy and the U.S., restaurants are pledging to use sales of Amatrice's signature dish, spaghetti all' amatriciana, to raise funds for the Italian town devastated by Wednesday's earthquake.
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Friday News Roundup - International

Italy searches for survivors after a devastating earthquake. Turkey escalates its role in the fight against ISIS. And Colombia and the FARC rebels sign a peace treaty ending a half-century-long guerrilla war. A panel of journalists joins guest host Derek McGinty for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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WhatsApp Will Start Sharing Data, Including Phone Numbers, With Facebook

It will also test new ways for businesses to communicate with users on the app. The privacy policy changes mark the long-expected move by Facebook to begin making money from the free app.

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