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D.C. Charter School Principal Resigns After Cheating Allegations

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The principal of a D.C. charter school is resigning after allegations of cheating on the school's 2012 standardized tests. According to a document obtained by The Washington Post, the principal's resignation from Meridian Public Charter School is one of 10 steps officials are taking to keep it from happening again. The principal, who was not named, is set to leave the school on June 26.

The school's trustees did not fire any teachers, citing any wrongdoing on their part was, "attributable to inadequate training and oversight.''

Five classrooms, representing 40 percent of tested students, are implicated for possible cheating.

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Opulent And Apolitical: The Art Of The Met's Islamic Galleries

Navina Haidar, an Islamic art curator at the Met, says she isn't interested in ideology: "The only place where we allow ourselves any passion is in the artistic joy ... of something that's beautiful."
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Tired Of The Seoul-Sucking Rat Race, Koreans Flock To Farming

More than 80 percent of people in South Korea live in cities. But in the past few years, there has been a shift. Tens of thousands of South Koreans are relocating to the countryside each year.
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Fannie Lou Hamer and the Fight for Voting Rights

Kojo explores the life and legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer, a poor Mississippi sharecropper who became an outspoken voice in the civil rights movement and the fight for voting rights.

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Computer Guys and Gal

Chrysler recalls cars to boost their cybersecurity. Microsoft debuts its new Windows 10 operating system. And navigation tech could bring us robotic lawn mowers. The Computer Guys and Gal explain.

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