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At The Head Of Her Class, And Homeless

Rashema Melson is the valedictorian of Anacostia High School in Washington, D.C. She's always excelled at her homework — but for the past six years, she hasn't had a home to do that work in.

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A High School Band Where Everyone's Voice Can Be Heard

One music teacher has used tablets to change life for students at a New York school. The members of the school's orchestra have learning disabilities. For some, the band has opened up their world.
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Bill To Allow Refinancing Of Student Loans Dies In Senate

The bill was shot down days after President Obama urged Congress to help ease the burden of student loan debt. It would have required a higher tax on the wealthy.
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Do You Want The Truth, Or Do You Just Like Your Story Better?

In her "Can I Just Tell You" essay, host Michel Martin warns against letting an assumed narrative overtake the facts of a story.
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'Washington Post' Op-Ed Tone Deaf On View Of Sexual Assault?

The Beauty Shop ladies continue their discussion of this week's hot news by debating George Will's controversial opinion piece that questions the validity of sexual assault claims on campus.
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iPads Allow Kids With Challenges To Play In High School Band

On the surface, the PS 177 Technology Band looks like a typical high school orchestra. But there are two big differences.
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Bowser Commits To Keeping Kaya Henderson As Head Of D.C. Schools

Council member Muriel Bowser (D-Ward 4) committed yesterday to keeping Kaya Henderson as the chancellor of D.C. Public Schools if she wins November's mayoral election.
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iPads Allow Kids With Challenges To Play In High School's Band

On the surface, the PS 177 Technology Band looks like a typical high school orchestra. But there are two big differences.
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School Lunch Debate: What's At Stake?

Lawmakers in the House plan to vote this week on whether to allow schools to delay implementing new nutrition standards in school lunches. Some policymakers have called the standards "over the top."
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College For Free: Tulsa's Radical Idea

The city is investing big in its kids, and other cities and states are taking notes.

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