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Virginia Bill To End Continuing Contracts For Teachers Dies

Virginia public school teachers can rest easy this year, as the bill the would make it easier for them to get fired has died.

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Board Game Teaches African Heritage

A Laurel, Md. woman talks about The Africa Memory Game, a board game she created to teach her children about their Cameroonian roots.

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A Baltimore School Battles To Keep Kids in School

In the latest in our American Graduate series, we visit a Baltimore school that's defying the odds and keeping kids in school.

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PHOTOS: Diplomas Now At Browne Education Campus

Middle school students at Browne Education Campus work daily with mentors through the Diplomas Now program. Diplomas Now aims to provide a "second shift" of adults that helps to keep kids on track to graduate.

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Scaling Up Solutions To The Dropout Problem

Many programs to help lower dropout rates have proven effective on their first go-around; the problem, according researchers, is expanding those programs to a multitude of schools. With Diplomas Now, a team of educators, volunteers, and social workers are hoping to scale up one of these concepts, and three D.C. public schools are some of the test cases.

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Prince George's County Students Celebrate Breakfast

The school breakfast program in Prince George's County serves 44,000 students, and over half of those students are from economically disadvantaged families.

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Montgomery County Approves Traffic Cameras On School Buses

School buses in Montgomery County will soon be equipped with traffic cameras to capture drivers who pass illegally, after the County Council voted in favor on Tuesday.


Schools Get Tough With Third-Graders: Read Or Flunk

There's little dispute among educators that kids aren't reading as well as they should be. Now, a growing number of states are taking a hard-line approach, requiring that third-graders who can't read at grade level be automatically held back. But some worry that will do more harm than good.

NHL Teams Up With Black Colleges

The National Hockey League wants to broaden its reach, particularly to African American students. So the NHL is joining forces with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund to offer scholarships to students in hockey programs to attend public historic black colleges and universities. Host Michel Martin talks with Johnny C. Taylor Jr., head of the fund.