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A Gift Given Back To Audie Cornish's Teacher

As part of NPR's partnership with StoryCorps' National Day of Listening, host Audie Cornish sits down with her former high school history teacher, Lynne Ramsay.
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Officials Offering To Open 3 New D.C. Middle Schools

D.C. schools officials are offering to create three new middle schools that would enable students to participate in specialty programs.


More To Learn From Linda Wertheimer's Old Prof

As part of NPR's partnership with StoryCorps National Day of Listening, guest host Linda Wertheimer sits down with a teacher she's admired for many years. Karl Case is a retired professor of economics at her alma mater, Wellesley College.
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DCPS Slammed For Failing Special Needs Students

A U.S. District Judge has panned the DCPS for a "persistent failure" to provide services to disabled preschool students.


The Parenting Dance: Hold Tight While Letting Go

Sarah Littman is struggling a little with her son, Joshua, being away at college. He is having a hard time adjusting to being away from home and understanding why he's in college in the first place.
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Study: Virginia School Discipline Too Harsh

Disciplinary procedures in Virginia schools are causing more problems than they solve, particularly for special needs and African-American students, according to a study.

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Globetrotting Before Graduation: The Expanding World Of Study Abroad

The increasing number of foreign students opting to study in the U.S. is a major economic boost for the Washington region.


Does New Orleans Welcome Disabled Students?

New Orleans has become the center of an education revolution, where more than 70 percent of students attend a charter school. By many measures, student achievement has improved. But the city's new system has led to questions about whether the district is truly open to the most challenging students.