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For D.C. Schools, Race And Class Still Define The System

Why are so many D.C. schools still largely segregated, and what does it mean for the future?

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New Initiative Hopes To Connect Qualified Students With College Know-How

Thousands of qualified students from low-income backgrounds don't attend college because they don't have the information they need to apply. NPR's Melissa Block speaks with former New York City Schools chancellor Harold Levy about a program, funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies, which aims to use the Internet to link high school students to counselors and mentors.
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So Who Was Socrates, Anyway? Let's Ask Some Kids

In part two of our look at the ancient Greek philosopher, we ask students at a California school about the Socratic teaching method and the questions it inspires.
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50 Great Teachers: Socrates, The Ancient World's Teaching Superstar

It's been 2,400 years since he taught his last class, but the teaching method Socrates created, and that bears his name, lives on today.
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Former Band Member On Trial In Florida A&M Hazing Death

Three years after Florida A&M student Robert Champion died after a beating on a bus, a member of the university's marching band is on trial for manslaughter.
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Some St. Louis Teachers Address Ferguson With Lessons On Race

Educators in St. Louis are using events in Ferguson to spark discussions about race and class in a deeply segregated region. Others have found approaching the subject a difficult task.
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A Helping Hand To High Achievers

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will invest $10 million over two years to help top students from poor families into college.
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The Many, Many Secret Lives Of Teachers

What do teachers do outside the classroom? We've gotten hundreds of responses to that question. To list a few: They officiate at weddings, run nonprofits and Jazzercise.
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Lawsuit Over D.C. Charter Schools Funding Turns Into Bigger Fight Over Home Rule

A lawsuit filed by a charter school advocacy group and two D.C. charter schools over what they say is uneven public funding has turned into a larger fight over the city's ability to govern itself and its public school system.
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A New Orleans Family's Lives Changed In An Instant

A stray bullet took 5-year-old Kyle Romain's sight. His mother fears the violence in her neighborhood will continue: "There's no hope. These little boys are just trigger-happy and gun-crazy."

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