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A Lesson In Making Math Cool For Girls

Women make up nearly half of the college-educated workforce, but hold less than a quarter of STEM jobs — as in jobs that involve science, technology, engineering and math. Actress turned mathematician Danica McKellar wants to turn those numbers around. She speaks to host Michel Martin about her latest math book for young girls, Girls Get Curves.
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Arlington Parents Concerned Over Concentration Of Poverty In Schools

As school leaders in Arlington County are preparing to draw new elementary school boundaries, some parents are calling on the school board to take action on the concentration of poverty in schools on the south side of the county.

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Montgomery County Residents Petition For Later High School Hours

Thousands of Montgomery County residents are petitioning for county high schools to begin later in the day.

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They're Furry And Furious: Puppets Protest At The U.S. Capitol

Hundreds of puppet-loving protesters march on Washington, D.C., to raise awareness for federal financing of public broadcasting.
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UVA's Bjoring Center Shines Historic Spotlight On WWII Nurses

Overworked and using medical equipment that would shock practicing professionals today, the nurses who joined the effort in the Second World War are remembered in the Bjoring Center's fascinating historical archives.

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University Of Alabama Names First Woman President

Trustees at the school announced today that Judy Bonner, who served as the school's interim president for about five months earlier this year, is moving into the position for good.
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In Ohio, Teachers Run For Statehouse — And Could Give Obama A Boost

A dozen teachers, all of them Democrats, are running for seats in Ohio's House and Senate. The surge is a byproduct of last year's voter referendum repealing a state law that would have curbed public employees' collective bargaining rights. Another byproduct is reusing teacher phone banks from that effort to support President Obama.
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Undocumented Students Take Education Underground

Georgia bans undocumented students from attending some of the most prestigious colleges in the state, and the students have to pay out-of-state tuition at other public colleges. Freedom University is a temporary alternative. Students don't get any official credit, but they do get to learn.
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D.C. Schools Enrollment Highest In A Decade

D.C. Public Schools' enrollment in both traditional and charter schools has reached the highest level in a decade, according to the District's unaudited estimates.

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