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Classes Teach Soldiers To Be 'Army Strong'

Two years ago, the U.S. Army launched a program to teach soldiers how to be emotionally and psychologically strong. This week, the Army released a review of the Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program. Host Rachel Martin speaks with the program's director, Brig. Gen. James Pasquarette, and Sgt. 1st Class Michael Ballard, a resiliency trainer in the program, about what it takes to prepare troops mentally for combat.
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N.Y. Suspends Federal Grants For 10 School Districts

New York state announced this week that it has suspended millions of dollars in federal grants for 10 school districts because they failed to reach agreements over new evaluations for teachers and principals. New York City schools could lose $60 million.
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Threatened In Tucson: Mexican American Studies

An Arizona administrative law judge recently ruled that a program in Tucson's public schools violates a state law banning classes that 'promote resentment toward a race or class of people.' But program supporters say the courses teach a neglected history and inspire Latino students to excel. The Los Angeles Times' Stephen Ceasar has reported this issue and speaks with host Michel Martin.
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College Republicans In N.H. Say Candidates Should Stop Playing Dumb

The theme of the 2012 GOP presidential contest has been dissatisfaction with the candidates, and a rollicking battle for the honor of being the anti-Mitt Romney. Curious about what young conservatives are saying about the race, we asked editors at The Dartmouth Review in Hanover, N.H.
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Renovations Done At Three Montgomery County Schools

Three Montgomery County elementary schools opened after extensive renovations this week, but class sizes are likely to continue to grow unless more funding is secured from the state.

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In Tight Times, Medical Schools Market Themselves

Increasingly, academic medical centers are joining elite hospitals in mounting national ad campaigns. Their goals include attracting faculty and students — and more patients. But the results of the marketing campaigns are hard to measure, analysts say.

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