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Superintendent's Effort To Do Right By His Kids

The Los Angeles Unified School District is one of the largest school systems in the country. As its superintendent, John Deasy knows the challenges facing educators, parents and children. Host Michel Martin speaks with Deasy about the things that keep him up at night, and what he enjoys most about his job.
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Hear the #NPRAspen Education Chat

Host Michel Martin checks in on the latest education conversations happening in the Twitterverse.
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Is America Still The 'Land Of Opportunity?'

Is the old saying still true? Can you work your way up from the bottom today, to become an innovator and a leader? Host Michel Martin explores the skills you need to compete and succeed in school and beyond.
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Inbee Park Shares Record Book Wins With Babe Zaharias

South Korean golfer Inbee Park, 24, has done something no athlete has done since Babe Zaharias in 1950: win the first three major women's tournaments of the year. On Sunday, she won the U.S. Women's Open in Southhampton, New York.
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Study: Americans Want To Be Informed About News Stories

A new study finds 50 percent of Americans would rather know more about current events than fashion, sports or celebrities. So much so, that one in three admitted pretending to know about a news story to impress someone.
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Texas Lamakers To Try Again To Pass Strict Anti-Abortion Bill

The Texas state legislature convenes Monday to start a special legislative session. Governor Rick Perry called for the session following last week's dramatic Democratic filibuster that derailed proposed abortion legislation.
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Listeners Join The Aspen Conversation

Host Michel Martin checks in again on Twitter's latest online conversations about education.
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19 Firefighters Die Battling Arizona's Yarnell Fire

More than a dozen firefighters in Arizona were killed on Sunday as they were battling the Yarnell Hill fire near Prescott. It was the deadliest wildfire involving firefighters in the U.S. in decades.
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Little By Little, 911 Centers Receive Emergency Texts

In some parts of the country, you can text 911 if you have an emergency. But that technology is taking a long time to roll out. It's among the difficulties of adapting old systems to new technologies. Renee Montagne talks with Trey Forgety of the National Emergency Numbering Association about the challenges and opportunities for texting to 911.
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EU Officials Question Kerry On 'Unacceptable' Spying Claims

Allegations that the U.S. had spied on EU offices in Washington and New York emerged this weekend. European officials say the incident could endanger trade talks.

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