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Teaching And Testing: DCPS Tackles HIV

Students in Washington, D.C. start having sex earlier than their counterparts in other areas of the country, have more partners, and have higher rates of STDs. That's why D.C. is changing how it educates young people about HIV.

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Hospital Team Works To Keep Kids With HIV Healthy

Washington, D.C. has dramatically lowered its number of babies born with HIV thanks to better screening and medical advances, but teams of medical professionals are still working to treat hundreds of children infected with the virus.

NPR

Penn State Sanctions Worse Than 'Death Penalty'?

The NCAA laid out severe penalties against Penn State University today - in light of a child rape scandal. The school's football team has been banned from post-season play, docked scholarships, fined heavily, and stripped of past victories. Michel Martin discusses the penalties with Sports Illustrated's Pablo Torre.
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Job, Tuition Woes A Drain On Law Schools

The American Bar Association has changed how law schools report their post-graduation employment stats. The bottom line: Job prospects are worse than previously thought for newly minted lawyers. But while the number of recent law school grads with jobs is falling, tuition is not.
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NCAA To Issue Sanctions Against Penn State

The NCAA says it will levy "corrective and punitive measures" against the school over the child sex abuse scandal involving Jerry Sandusky. The move comes the same day Penn State removed the statue of legendary football coach Joe Paterno from outside the football stadium.
WAMU 88.5

D.C. Schools Granted NCLB Waiver

D.C. educators are breathing a little easier today after the Department of Education granted DCPS a two-year waiver on No Child Left Behind.

NPR

Private School Denies Admission To Teen With HIV

A private school in Pennsylvania is denying admission to an HIV positive student. The residential Milton Hershey School says the student would put other children at risk. Now there's a lawsuit against the school and a campaign to boycott Hershey products. The candy company largely bankrolls the school for disadvantaged youth.

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