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Deciding What Students Should Know

The District is joining a nationwide effort to overhaul what and how American students are learning.

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Students Skip Job Search, Seek Entrepreneurship

A growing number of students are forgoing traditional careers to launch their own businesses. For many of them, social change is just as important as their bottom line. Amy Reinink recently wrote about this for The Washington Post Magazine. Host Michel Martin speaks with Reinink and James Li, an entrepreneur and Georgetown University student.
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Can Tyra Banks Get Kids To School? Seattle Says Yes

Working with the national Get Schooled Foundation, Seattle officials are encouraging kids to sign up to receive celebrity wake-up calls — from Tyra Banks to rapper Wiz Khalifa. They say the recordings — plus a variety of prizes and mentorship programs — can give truant kids the extra push they need to make it to class.
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For-Profit Education Provider Faces Trouble

Career Education Corporation, a major for-profit post-secondary education provider, is facing trouble after it admitted to supplying misleading information on job placement rates. Other for-profit companies are struggling too, under pressure from new federal rules.
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Internships Becoming Necessary For D.C. Grads

Having an internship, or three or four, has become mandatory for students at D.C. universities who hope to have full-time employment right out of college.

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Charter School Enrollment Drives DCPS Growth

According to the unaudited statistics released by the DCPS Monday, student enrollment in D.C. public schools is up overall, driven mostly by growth in charter schools.

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Students Get Answers At Career Fair

At a job fair Saturday morning, Montgomery County Maryland high school students received advice on how to stand out in this tough economy.

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College Football's Big Game; NBA's Stalled Start

College football's two top-ranked teams, Alabama and Louisiana State University, play for the No. 1 spot Saturday night. Howard Bryant of ESPN talks with host Scott Simon about the game, the end of baseball season and the stalled beginning of the NBA season.

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