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D.C. Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson

The D.C. public school system is navigating a number of changes, including redrawing school boundaries, a new common application across charter and traditional public schools, and figuring out how to make up snow days. At the same time, big issues still loom, including improving middle school performance and addressing graduation rates and truancy at higher grades. Kojo sits down with D.C.'s top school official, Chancellor Kaya Henderson, about the state of local education.

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How A Stolen Backpack In Casablanca Inspired A Novel About Shifting Idenity

The main character in Vendela Vida's new novel is alone in Morocco when her bag with her passport and credit cards is stolen. Vida says The Diver's Clothes Lie Empty was inspired by her own travels.
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Why You Should Thank A Caterpillar For Your Mustard And Wasabi

Eons ago, cabbage butterfly larvae and the plants they eat began an evolutionary arms race. The result: "mustard oil bombs" that give the plants, and condiments we make from them, distinctive flavors.

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Chris Christie Declares His Candidacy For President

New Jersey's Republican governor says he is ready "to fight for the people of the United States of America."
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Pop Culture Trends in Video Gaming

More women on screen and more exploration are among the trends in video gaming this year. Tech Tuesday explores how pop culture and new technology are changing the gaming experience.

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