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Teaching The War Of 1812 Different In U.S., Canada

Monday marks the 200th anniversary of the start of the War of 1812. Even though it's a conflict that inspired our national anthem and in which the British burned down the White House, the war remains a forgotten chapter in U.S. history. But not so in Canada. Robert Siegel talks with two history teachers — one from the U.S., the other from Canada — about teaching the War of 1812 in their classrooms.
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DCPS Receives Thousands In Grant Money

Some D.C. Public Schools will receive $10,000 to $500,000 in grant money to spend during the next academic year, while others will see their programs end.

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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.
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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.
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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.

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