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How alumni revived a dying college

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As small private colleges struggle to survive, we look at one that almost didn't make it.

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Minnesota schools say new pre-K money will help meet rising need

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The Legislature this year backed $70 million in new spending on three of the state's main early education programs. School districts say there's plenty of need for the cash. New opportunities for free preschool are in high demand.

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Schools seek to help immigrants amid mixed signals on DACA

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Nearly sixty college and university presidents sent a letter urging congressional leaders to make the program permanent out of "moral imperative and a national necessity."

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Further reading for Hard to Read

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Resources and extended reading materials for the documentary Hard to Read.

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How American schools fail kids with dyslexia

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There are proven ways to help people with dyslexia learn to read, and a federal law that's supposed to ensure schools provide kids with help. But across the country, public schools are denying children proper treatment and often failing to identify them with dyslexia in the first place.

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In Ohio, parents demand change for dyslexic kids

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The school district needed a new approach. The teachers needed training.

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College dreamers in Trump's America

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President Trump is ending a program that allowed some young, undocumented immigrants to stay and work in the United States. For some, that may mean the end of a dream of going to college. APM Reports tells the stories of young immigrants fighting for a piece of the American Dream and examines the historical events that brought us to this moment.

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What is dyslexia? An interview with neuroscientist Guinevere Eden

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Guinevere Eden directs the Center for the Study of Learning at Georgetown University Medical Center. In this interview with APM Reports correspondent Emily Hanford, she explains what scientists are learning about what happens in the brain when a child learns to read — and what's different in the brain of someone with dyslexia.

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