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WAMU 88.5's Teacher Town Hall

About 100 elementary, middle and high school teachers join WAMU host Matt McCleskey in the studios of WHUT for a town hall discussion about our region’s drop-out crisis. Teachers shared their challenges and explored opportunities for change. This is part of “American Graduate: Let's Make It Happen,” a public media initiative made possible by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Read a trascript of the town hall


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