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Bowie State Boasts First Black LGBT Student Center

Maryland's Bowie State University opened a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersexed and Allies Resource Center, earlier this year. It's believed to be the first center of its kind to open at a historically black college or university. Host Michel Martin discusses the center with a professor and a recent graduate from the college.
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Teachers Open Up On Why Kids Really Drop Out

It's the end of the school year, and teachers and students are enjoying some downtime. But some kids won't be going back to school next fall because about a million students drop out every year. Host Michel Martin discusses the dropout crisis with teachers from three cities with high dropout rates: Las Vegas, St. Louis and Washington, D.C.
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Gaithersburg Teen's Difficult Path To The Top

One Maryland college student is at the top of his class just a few years after hitting bottom in prison.
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Prince George's County Schools Look To Improve Image

Prince George's County executive Rushern Baker created commission today to expand science, technology, engineering, and math classes.
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Taking Ivy League Classes Online, For Free

When Stanford professor Andrew Ng put one of his classes online, more than 100,000 students signed up. Now he's co-founded a company, Coursera, with the potential to give millions of students free access to classes from Stanford, Princeton, the University of Pennsylvania and other schools.
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And You Thought You Had Good Attendance

Jalyn Brown is a graduating honors student and a varsity basketball player at Riverhead High School in Long Island, New York. She's looking forward to a well-deserved chance to sleep in after a 13-year streak of perfect attendance. Brown tells host Michel Martin about what pushed her to get to school every morning.

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