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Kids in trouble learn life skills through classical guitar

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A program in a Texas juvenile justice center allows young men to improve their lives through classical music. Continue reading

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Should high school students take college courses?

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In a region of South Texas with high poverty and low levels of education, one school district offers students a chance at a better future through higher education. Continue reading

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New teachers face increasing instability

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Teachers make up one of the largest portions of the U.S. workforce, but the more than 200,000 men and women graduating from teaching programs this year face a shortage of jobs, stagnant salaries, increasing focus on standardized testing and growing aversion to tenure. Continue reading

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50 years later, is Head Start still necessary?

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50 years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson announced the creation of Head Start, a government program that would affect millions of children for years to come. Continue reading

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Starbucks offers workers free college tuition

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In an attempt to help more people finish college, Starbucks has announced a program designed to help company employees obtain a four-year degree free of tuition. Continue reading

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