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And You Thought You Had Good Attendance

Jalyn Brown is a graduating honors student and a varsity basketball player at Riverhead High School in Long Island, New York. She's looking forward to a well-deserved chance to sleep in after a 13-year streak of perfect attendance. Brown tells host Michel Martin about what pushed her to get to school every morning.
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Dropping Out With Debt

Student loan debt in the U.S. adds up to more than a trillion dollars, putting a major strain on graduates. But the weight of debt is even heavier for those who leave school without receiving a degree. Host Michel Martin speaks with Anthony Carnevale, who heads the Center on Education and the Workforce at Georgetown University.
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Loud Debate Rages Over N.Y. Library's Quiet Stacks

A renovation plan for the New York Public Library building on Manhattan's 42nd Street is being hotly contested. The plan calls for demolishing seven floors of stacks and moving many of the books to New Jersey. Supporters say the plan will salvage a strapped library system; critics say it will imperil the work of researchers.
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Program Teaches Vets How To Survive The Classroom

At Sierra Community College in California, military veterans are counseled in navigating their studies, as well as the GI Bill or how to receive their veterans' benefits.
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Orange Proposes D.C. Income Tax Exemption For DCPS Teachers

Councilmember Vincent Orange is proposing to exempt DCPS teachers from paying the city's income tax, and that exemption would include his wife.

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UVA Rector Addresses University President's Resignation

Less than two years after Teresa Sullivan's appointment, the University of Virginia's president is stepping down. The school's Board of Visitors has accepted her resignation and is calling for a bold new leader who can resolve financial challenges.

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More Women Enrolling To The U.S. Naval Academy

A U.S. Naval Academy official says the class of 2016 is on track to have the largest female class in the academy's history.

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Is Teach For America Failing?

Teach for America has been touted for its success in bringing talented people into the field of education. But it has also been drawing criticism, even from former supporters, about whether the program is effective. Host Michel Martin talks with Gary Rubenstein, a Teach for America alum, a veteran teacher and a critic of the program.

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