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Huck Gutman: Poetry Crosses A Chasm Of Silence

Providing lessons on life, love and springtime, poets have been among Huck Gutman's most powerful teachers.

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Michelle Edwards: Not A Lot Of Room For Excuses

Education has been central to Michelle Edwards' journey as an independent youth, a dedicated mother and as the current principal of Orr Elementary School in Southeast D.C.

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H. Y. Griffin: Crossing The Finish Line

H. Y. Griffin, a Washington resident who works as a community organizer through AmeriCorps, achieved a big dream with a little celebrity inspiration a lot of community support.

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James Woody: Our Children's Heroes

James Woody is a native Washingtonian and the executive director of D.C.'s Bishop John T. Walker School for Boys. Woody had the opportunity to learn about influencing the next generation from one of his personal heroes.

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Emily Gasoi: A Quiet Victory For The Pack

Emily Gasoi is a local educator and graduate student. Gasoi says that while she's had many notable learning experiences throughout her life, her memories of nursery school remain among her most formative.

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Liz Lerman: Discovering 'The Intersection Of Art And Real Life'

Liz Lerman -- a choreographer, performer, writer and teacher -- had a learning experience that challenged her assumptions about her own work.

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Jenna Fournel: A 'Brave Experiment' Creates An Artistic Breakthrough

Commentator Jenna Fournel, from the D.C.-based Center for Inspired Teaching, reflects on how a teacher in a high school summer program turned her into an artist.

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R. Dwayne Betts: Expanding Boundaries In Prison

Today we begin a new WAMU series on lifelong learning. Each Wednesday we'll have a personal story about a powerful learning experience -- some in and some out of the classroom. Our first story comes from R. Dwayne Betts, a writer and poet, who grew up in Suitland, Md., and tells us that powerful learning can happen in the most unexpected places.

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