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After 50-Year Legal Struggle, Mississippi School District Ordered To Desegregate

The town of Cleveland is divided by a railroad track — and its schools are divided by race. For 50 years, the district has said it will fix the problem; a judge says the schools will have to merge.
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Who Will Fix The Texas School Funding System?

Texas Supreme Court justices ruled the school funding system constitutional, and they aren't requiring any legislative changes. But they also said the state's 5 million schoolchildren deserve better.
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A First: Pell Grants For High School Students Who Take College Classes

The Obama administration announces an ambitious experiment to promote "dual enrollment" in high school and college.
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Obama Guidelines To Protect Transgender Students Are 'Life Changing'

The administration ordered schools to allow transgender students to use bathrooms that match their gender identity. Mary Louise Kelly talks to Debi Jackson, mother of Avery, 8, who is transgender.
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Obama Delivers Commencement Speech At Rutgers University

Obama gave one of his last graduation speeches as a sitting president at Rutgers University Sunday. He was persuaded to come after receiving letters from the student body president's grandmother.
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LISTEN: Howard U. Graduate Cited By Obama Prepares To Be A 'Change Agent'

Ciearra Jefferson will never forget her Howard University graduation ceremony: President Barack Obama was the speaker and he singled her out for praise. She talks about her personal story and her aspirations with WAMU 88.5's Tamika Smith.

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Debating Gender Politics In The Classroom

The American Civil Liberties Union released a report arguing that the $20 million Empowering Males of Color Initiative at D.C. Public Schools unfairly excludes female students. Kojo looks at the DCPS initiative, and compares it to efforts in neighboring Montgomery County.

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Debate Over Transgender Bathroom Access At Public Schools

The Obama administration tells public schools across the country to allow transgender students to use the bathroom of their choice. The debate over transgender rights and the legal, social and financial implications.

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Forget The LSAT. This Law School Will Accept Your GRE Scores

The LSAT has forever been the choice exam for law school admissions. That's no longer the case at the University of Arizona, and maybe many more schools in the future.
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Pre-Obama Directive, NYC Public Schools Embraced Transgender Rights

Mary Louise Kelley talks to Jared Fox, LGBT liaison for New York City's public schools. New York has had policies in place relating to transgender students for years.

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