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Anti-Bullying Case: Students Ordered To Hit 6-Year-Old, Police Say

A kindergarten teacher who allegedly forced students to strike a boy accused of being a bully will lose her job, according to the suburban San Antonio school district where officials say the actions took place. According to reports, as many as 24 students were ordered to strike the boy.

FAMU President On Cleaning Up Band Culture

Eleven members of the Florida A&M University marching band were arraigned on felony charges Thursday, in the alleged hazing death of drum major Robert Champion. This comes after the university's president received a "no confidence" vote from the board of trustees. Host Michel Martin speaks with FAMU's President James Ammons.

A Single Dad And His Unlikely College Roommate

In 1996, Wil Smith enrolled as a freshman at Bowdoin College. He was 27 and recently out of the Navy. So he set off for school with his one-year-old daughter, Olivia, in tow. Now that she's a teenager, Olivia sat down with her dad to look back on their "college days" together.
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Classrooms To Cupcakes: Two Principals Exchange Old Careers For New

A year ago, two former DCPS principals exchanged the daily grind of running a school for the early-morning work of running a cupcake business, Cooks 'N Cakes.


Bowie State Boasts First Black LGBT Student Center

Maryland's Bowie State University opened a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersexed and Allies Resource Center, earlier this year. It's believed to be the first center of its kind to open at a historically black college or university. Host Michel Martin discusses the center with a professor and a recent graduate from the college.

Teachers Open Up On Why Kids Really Drop Out

It's the end of the school year, and teachers and students are enjoying some downtime. But some kids won't be going back to school next fall because about a million students drop out every year. Host Michel Martin discusses the dropout crisis with teachers from three cities with high dropout rates: Las Vegas, St. Louis and Washington, D.C.