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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.
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Longer School Days Set For Prince George's Co. Middle Schools

The school day for Prince George's County's middle school students will be extended beginning in August.

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Help For The Economy? Not From Debt-Bound Grads

In a little more than 10 years, the total amount of student loan debt in this country has doubled to more than $1 trillion. While soaring student debt won't likely start another banking crisis, the problem could slowly drag down future economic growth.
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House Divided Over How To Pay For Student Loan Bill

Lawmakers in the House plan to vote Friday on a measure that would prevent a doubling of the student loan interest rate on July 1. The House would pay for the decreased revenue by raiding the new health care law's fund for preventive care.
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Teaching The L.A. Riots At Two City Schools

It's been 20 years since four police officers were acquitted in the beating of Rodney King, and Los Angeles erupted in race-fueled riots. NPR visited two schools — one not far from the flashpoint of the riots, and the other surrounded by million-dollar homes — to see how the riots are being taught to students who weren't born when the violence hit.
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Decades Later, Man Apologizes To 7th Grade Teacher

Melissa Block talks to Larry Israelson about his 39 year late apology to his 7th grade teacher. When he was 12 years old, he did something he only later realized probably hurt his teacher. It was minor but in time, when he was older and wiser, he wanted to find his teacher and apologize.

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