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Racial Tension Still Envelops Missouri University's Columbia Campus

Linda Wertheimer talks to journalism professor Earnest Perry about the racial tensions at the University of Missouri campus in Columbia, even after the president and chancellor resigned.

School-House Police Need New Tactics, Association Leader Says

The role of police in schools is under new scrutiny after an incident in South Carolina. Linda Wertheimer talks to Don Bridges, vice president of the National Association of School Resource Officers.

Want To Make A School Better? Get Kids To Show Up

Students who miss 15 or 20 days of school a year may never catch up. The Department of Education is looking for prevention ideas, and one Baltimore school could provide some.

With Campus Racism, How Can College Presidents Get It Right?

The resignation of the head of the University of Missouri System raises an important question: How should he have responded?

Tragedy Made Her A Fighter — And The Star Of An 11-Minute Film

Her life had spiraled out of control: school dropout, pregnant, parents kicked her out, baby died. Find out how Rosa Coj Bocel of Guatemala fought back.
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Set for Success? Diplomas And The Readiness Gap

Kojo explores gaps in graduation requirements among states and localities, finds out how they impact students down the road, and learns how one local system is rethinking routes through high school.


Mizzou Professor Who Confronted Photojournalist Quits Journalism Appointment

Melissa Click was seen in a video asking for "muscle" to kick out a journalist from the scene of a protest. Click gave up her "courtesy appointment" at the prestigious School of Journalism.

Remembering Sgt. York, A War Hero Who Built A School

Alvin C. York was a highly decorated veteran of World War I. After the war, he raised money to start a high school near his home in rural Tennessee. York's legacy lives on in the school's students.

How Did Mizzou Protesters Succeed In Forcing President's Resignation?

NPR's Code Switch team explores how the protesters at the University of Missouri were able to organize to achieve their initial demand.

Demonstrators Clash With Journalists At The University Of Missouri

After demonstrators catalyzed the resignation of two executives at the University of Missouri Monday, they did not want to talk to the press, leading to tense interactions between some demonstrators and members of the media.