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'Truth Goggles' Double-Checks What Politicians Say

As the presidential candidates grip and grin their way across the early primary states, many voters are tuning in online to get the latest information on their policies and plans. But sifting through the muck of rumor, fact and fiction online isn't easy, so MIT grad student Dan Schultz came up with an idea to help: "Truth Goggles." He shares his creation with host Audie Cornish.

In Tenn., A Possible Model For Higher Education

Many community colleges let students pick and choose classes, but those who sign up at a Tennessee Technology Center have their schedules decided for them. The centers work closely with advisers from local businesses to keep their programs in sync with economic reality — one reason why around 8 in 10 students finish and get a job in their field.

English Teacher Reaches Through Student's Haze

NPR correspondent John Burnett's high school English teacher, Christine Eastus, may have been demanding, but she encouraged his interest in writing. Burnett is thankful that Eastus gave him the boost he needed as a teenager. You can thank a teacher, too, on Twitter with #thankteacher, or on the StoryCorps Facebook page.

English Prof. Helps Rewrite Student's Self Image

Friday is National Day of Listening, and this year, Story Corps is focusing on the impact teachers have made. Regular Tell Me More contributor Lester Spence speaks with his University of Michigan professor, Ralph Story, whose guidance helped him believe in his potential.

National Day Of Listening: Thank Your Teacher

StoryCorps is asking people to take a few minutes to thank a favorite teacher — with a tweet, a Facebook post, a call, a card or a face-to-face interview. Guest host John Donvan calls his ninth grade biology teacher to offer thanks, and talks with StoryCorps founder Dave Isay about the National Day of Listening.

Strict Standards At 'Harvard Of Santa Schools'

Some may think that working as Santa Claus at the mall is easy, but a shabby red suit and cheap fake beard don't cut it for teachers at the Charles W. Howard Santa School. The school seeks students with outstanding morals and the motivation to make each interaction with children magical. Guest host Tony Cox speaks with owners Tom and Holly Valent.
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Two D.C. Students To Be Mentored By President

Have a favorite coach or teacher serve as your mentor in high school? Two D.C. students may get better letters of recommendation, after being mentored by the President of the United States.