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Grant Van Eaton (D.C. Region 2009) teaches Biology at Paul Public Charter School. He was part of a team (Daniel Englender, Connecticut 2007) that worked on an idea to bridge analyzing data and curricular resources.
Grant Van Eaton (D.C. Region 2009) teaches Biology at Paul Public Charter School. He was part of a team (Daniel Englender, Connecticut 2007) that worked on an idea to bridge analyzing data and curricular resources.

We often hear talk of what's wrong with public education. But figuring out how to fix those problems is a lot harder. Education reporter Kavitha Cardoza talks with local Teach for America alumni about what they'd do to improve D.C. public schools.

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Virginia Democrats And Republicans Fight Over Investigating Senator's Resignation

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