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FAMU's Town Hall Calls For Hazing To Be Reported

Florida A&M University held a meeting on Thursday for students to talk about hazing. Last November drum major Robert Champion died in a hazing incident, and more than a dozen students face criminal charges. The event thrust the university and the issue of hazing into the national spotlight.
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College Student Recalls High School Homelessness

High school was tough for Tierra Jackson. She shared a single room in a Chicago homeless shelter with six other family members, and her mom was in and out of prison. But today, the college junior says school is her ticket out.

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'Mr. Teachbad' Channels Classroom Frustrations Into A Blog

A former D.C. public school teacher is channeling his frustrations into a scorcher of a blog known as "Mr. Teachbad: Where Teachers Laugh and Complain"

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What's Driving Dropout Rate For Black, Latino Men?

A new report says barely half of Latino and Black men graduate from high school in four years. Host Michel Martin discusses the dropout rate and what's being done about it. She speaks with John H. Jackson of the Schott Foundation for Public Education, and Pilar Montoya of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers.
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Join The Education Conversation With Tell Me More

Tell Me More will host a live radio broadcast and Twitter Education Forum on October 10th. Host Michel Martin will discuss the roles of teachers, parents, government, business --- and of course, social media. To do that, Martin wants to start the conversation now with listeners via Twitter. Join Tell Me More on Twitter today by using #npredchat.
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FAMU Adjusts To Games Without Marching Band

For the first time in decades, the historically black college played its first home game of the season without its famous Marching 100 band. The band was suspended for the year after drum major Robert Champion died as a result of a hazing incident last November.

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