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Duncan Talks Back-To-School Bus Tour

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan just returned from a three-day bus tour of schools in Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland and other cities that are struggling economically. He speaks with host Michel Martin about his tour and how investing in schools relates to President Obama's jobs plan.
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More DCPS Teachers Accepting Bonuses

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As many as 70 percent of "highly effective" DCPS teachers accepted bonuses this year, up 10 percent from last year.

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Virginia Weighing Merits of ESL Programs

Virginia's legislature is weighing the merits of enhanced English as a Second Language programs.

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Comcast Offers A Digital Lifeline To The Disconnected

The cable giant now offers Internet access to low-income families for $9.95 per month. Stipulated by its merger with NBCUniversal, the effort is meant to help children access resources they need for school. But families need more than cheap Internet access to bridge the digital divide, experts say.
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T.C. Williams HS Aims For Better Grades

Administrators at Virginia's largest high school are working to change public perceptions after T.C. Williams High School was designated a persistently lowest achieving school last year.

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A New Day At Virginia's Largest High School

Administrators at Virginia's largest high school are working to change public perceptions, after T.C. Williams High was designated a persistently lowest achieving school last year.

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Teaching Sept. 11 To A New Generation

Explaining Sept. 11 to young students can be a formidable challenge for teachers. Unis Middle School in Dearborn, Mich. has taken a unique approach through The Living Textbook Project. The program lets students play the role of journalists and report the attacks through different perspectives. Host Michel Martin speaks with April Kincaid, a teacher at Unis who works on the program, and Nour Eidy, one of Kincaid's students.
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A Decade Later, Bouncing Back From 9/11

The 9/11 attacks changed everything for the U.S., from politics, to culture, to the lives of individual people. For one area woman, it's taken a whole decade to get her life back on track.

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