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Schools Seek Books Program Funding After Budget Cuts

A school in Alexandria is struggling to figure out how to provide students with their own books now that funding has been eliminated for "Reading is Fundamental," a federal literacy program created in the 1960s.

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Virginia Tech Shares Green Pest Control Technology Worldwide

With the world’s population growing, the pressure is on to produce more food on less land. The challenge is especially great in the tropics, where insects and fungi compete with farmers for edible crops. Now scientists from Virginia Tech are traveling the world, promoting powerful organic ways to protect plants.

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Clifton Elementary School Will Close June 30

The Virginia Supreme Court has upheld the decision by to close Clifton Elementary school in Fairfax County.

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Gone Fishing: D.C. Students Go 'Outdoors' In Urban Environment

In honor of National Fishing and Boating Week, hundreds of school children in the region cast their lines in the Constitution Garden Pond.

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Loretta Goodwin: Daring To Dream, Amid Apartheid

Loretta Goodwin is a senior director at the American Youth Policy Forum, where she researches, organizes and conducts professional learning opportunities for policy leaders on issues related to education and youth development. She lives with her family in Arlington.

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D.C. Kids Prep For A Summer With Far Fewer City Programs

Non profits in Washington D.C. are calling it the 'perfect storm': Two months where funding for summer classes, a youth jobs program and enrichment activities have been slashed because of the District's multi-million dollar budget shortfall.

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Anacostia Students Celebrate Being College-Bound

In just two years, educators at the Academies of Anacostia have found a way to dramatically increase the number of their graduates that are going to college.

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Spelling Success: DC 6th-Grader Heads To National Bee

The Scripps National Spelling Bee begins next week at National Harbor. It is considered the most challenging spelling event in the world. Eleven-year-old Donovan Jordan beat out more than 2,000 of the city's best spellers to represent D.C. at nationals.

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