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Technology-Based Program Teaches D.C. Students Math

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Approximately 400 students at Hart Middle School in Southeast D.C. will use the math program "Teach to One," that D.C. Public Schools officials say has been very effective in New York.

The pilot program is technology-based and allows for personalized lesson plans where students can learn at their own pace, based on their ability.

Students will have their own laptops, and every day, receive an individualized study plan based on what they are ready to learn. DCPS leaders say this will help teachers more effectively help all students learn, even when they have different abilities.

The program cost approximately $1 million.

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'The Wake' Is An Unlikely Hit In An Imaginary Language

Paul Kingsnorth self-published The Wake, his tale of the 11th-century Norman conquest of England, written in a pastiche of Old and modern English — and was startled when it became a smash hit.
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Farmworkers See Jobs, Earnings Shrivel In California Drought

More than 21,000 are out of work this year from California's drought, a study says. The majority are farmworkers, and those lucky enough to have a job are often working longer hours for less money.
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The Politics Hour - August 28, 2015

We chat with D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier about the city's strategy to combat the spike in violent crime taking place in the nation's capital.

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New Tesla Breaks Consumer Reports' Ratings Scale, Bolsters Company's Stock

"It kind of broke the system," says Jake Fisher, director of the magazine's auto test division. Tesla's stock rose 8 percent Thursday.

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