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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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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Sept. 1

Art inspires art in these two musicals based on a movie and a painting, respectively.

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These 5 Crops Are Still Hand-Harvested, And It's Hard Work

Saffron, vanilla, palm oil, cacao and cottonseed oil are still picked by hand in some parts of the world. Sometimes that manual labor shows up in the price of the food; sometimes it doesn't.
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Jurors To Begin Considering McDonnell Case Tuesday

The trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen enters its sixth week this week — but with final arguments in the bag, it is now up to the jury to decide a verdict on 14 counts.

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X Prize Competition Could Make 'Tricorder' A Reality

Many Star Trek gadgets have made the journey from science fiction to real life. Arun Rath talks to Grant Campany about the X Prize Foundation's competition to bring the medical tricorder to life.

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