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Beating The Odds: A Teen Mom Who Refused To Be A Statistic

A stranger on the Metro told Tanazia Matthews that, as another teen mother, she was destined to be a statistic. She explains how, through regimenting her time, she is able to both raise her son and make it through to college.

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Kids & YA Summer Reading

School's out for summer, but reading - both assigned and for pleasure - continues for kids of all ages. We've got suggestions for babies, teens and everyone in between.

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Two D.C.Universities Go Solar

Two local universities will get half their energy next year from solar power. The deal could encourage more schools and businesses to move away from fossil fuels, but raises questions about cost and efficiency.

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The Return Of The One-Room Schoolhouse

"Hyper-local micro-schools" bring the tiny school into the digital age.
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Beating The Odds: Coping With An Incarcerated Parent

On top of the challenges of being a first generation immigrant, Blossom Ojukwu struggled to cope with the incarceration of her father. Despite her obstacles, she graduated high school with a 3.9 and is pursuing a career in the arts.

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A 'Lost Generation Of Workers': The Cost Of Youth Unemployment

Youth joblessness remains remarkably high across the country, threatening long-term trouble for young people's career trajectories, earning potential and the overall health of the economy.
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Beating The Odds: Finding Strength In Heartbreaking Loss

Having lost both his parents at a young age, 17-year-old Donavan Blagmon has learned how to stay strong and succeed without the outside support enjoyed by most other kids his age.

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A Role Model Pipeline For Young Black Men

Young male African-American teacher trainees learn to "embody hope" for their students.
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Preschoolers Outsmart College Students In Figuring Out Gadgets

When researchers asked young children to figure out an experiment using cause and effect, they did a much better job than young adults. That may be because their thinking is more flexible and fluid.
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How 'Professor Godzilla' Learned To Roar

Hendrix College's new president is an Ivy League economist who's better known for his obsession with a certain giant lizard.

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