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Parents Of Deceased Drum Major Say 'Enough'

Robert Champion, Jr. died after a Florida A&M University football game last month. He was part of the school's legendary marching band. Hazing is suspected in Champion's death, and his parents say the university hasn't done enough to eradicate the practice. Host Michel Martin speaks with his parents, Pamela and Robert Champion, Sr.
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Gauging The Health Of The District's Schools

The District's public schools are still facing a major achievement gap between black and white students, according to a study released this week.
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A Medical Role-Reversal: Patients As Teachers

At The George Washington University, everyday people become the teachers in a program designed to help aspiring doctors see the world from the patient's point of view.
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Friendly Advice For Teachers: Beware Of Facebook

A New Jersey teacher posted comments on Facebook against a gay history exhibit at her school. Another teacher could lose her job for a post in which she called her students future criminals. Incidents like this around the country spark heated debates over privacy and free speech.
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National Report Card Scores DCPS Below Average

The results of the federal National Report Card study are in, and while DCPS showed improvements in certain areas, the scores still lagged behind the average of other public schools in large cities.

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Four Schools Fail New D.C. Public Charter School Rankings

D.C.'s Public Charter School Board unveiled their new ranking system, splitting the District's 70 charter schools into three tiers -- with potentially dire consequences for low-scorers.

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Students, Educators Say SAT Cheating Is Rare

While the College Board considers tougher security measures in the wake of the SAT cheating scandal on Long Island, New York, it was business as usual for students taking the test this past weekend at Great Neck North High School. Students and educators there say cheating on the SAT is rare — but not altogether surprising, considering the enormous pressure kids face to do well on the test.

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