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The Best Ways To Integrate Special Needs Students

Budget cuts in many school districts have some parents and teachers questioning whether they have the resources to support their students. NPR education correspondent Claudio Sanchez and Thomas Hehir of Harvard University talk about how to integrate special needs students into mainstream classrooms.

The Ten Things You Won't Hear At Commencement

Charles Wheelan is sick of typical graduation speeches. When he spoke at his alma mater, Dartmouth College, he delivered what he called an "anti-commencement" speech. He packed it with straightforward advice that he wishes someone had given him at graduation, such as "Don't try to be great."
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Fighting The Odds: Inside D.C.'s Dropout Crisis

Fewer than 60 percent of children in the nation's capital graduate from high school on time. In a special one-hour documentary, WAMU 88.5 News follows one of the lowest-performing schools in the District as it struggles to improve, through the eyes of students, teachers, school administrators, and parents.

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Woodbridge Principal Placed On Leave After Investigation

 A principal at a Woodbridge elementary school has been placed on administrative leave after an internal school investigation has led to police involvement.


How Colleges Fight For Top Students

Colleges use money to woo top students. It's an effective tactic, but it drives up tuition for everyone else.
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Touch-Screen Devices And Very Young Children

Parents are increasingly allowing their very young children to play with iPads, iPhones and other touch-screen devices. Please join us for a conversation about interactive applications and brain development.

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Maryland School Officials React To Report On 'Suspect Scores'

School leaders in Montgomery County were incensed by a report in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, which implied that the Blue Ribbon award for increased reading scores at Highland Elementary was unearned.


Economy Puts Value Of Liberal Arts Under Scrutiny

Small, private liberal arts colleges are looking at changing economic realities and beginning to worry about how they will survive. Small classes and close relationships with faculty mean high tuition. And it's tough to defend the value of English and philosophy degrees in a tight job market.