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Comcast Offers A Digital Lifeline To The Disconnected

The cable giant now offers Internet access to low-income families for $9.95 per month. Stipulated by its merger with NBCUniversal, the effort is meant to help children access resources they need for school. But families need more than cheap Internet access to bridge the digital divide, experts say.
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T.C. Williams HS Aims For Better Grades

Administrators at Virginia's largest high school are working to change public perceptions after T.C. Williams High School was designated a persistently lowest achieving school last year.

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A New Day At Virginia's Largest High School

Administrators at Virginia's largest high school are working to change public perceptions, after T.C. Williams High was designated a persistently lowest achieving school last year.

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Teaching Sept. 11 To A New Generation

Explaining Sept. 11 to young students can be a formidable challenge for teachers. Unis Middle School in Dearborn, Mich. has taken a unique approach through The Living Textbook Project. The program lets students play the role of journalists and report the attacks through different perspectives. Host Michel Martin speaks with April Kincaid, a teacher at Unis who works on the program, and Nour Eidy, one of Kincaid's students.
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A Decade Later, Bouncing Back From 9/11

The 9/11 attacks changed everything for the U.S., from politics, to culture, to the lives of individual people. For one area woman, it's taken a whole decade to get her life back on track.

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Va. Public Sports May Soon Extend To Home-Schooled Students

A Virginia educational panel is considering legislation that would give home-schooled students access to public sports.

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DCPS Makes Changes to Teacher Evaluations

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D.C.'s Public School officials continue to refine the teacher evaluation system known as IMPACT since it was introduced two years ago.

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Seeking A Stage, Western Opera Singers Try China

Hao Jiang Tian left China 30 years ago to be an opera star in the West. Now he's back in Beijing with a new dream: teaching Western singers the opera of his home country.

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