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High achievers left behind

Last Updated by Suzanne Pekow on

In a system that prioritizes struggling students, what happens to everybody else?

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It took nearly 27 years to solve a notorious child abduction. Why?

Last Updated by Madeleine Baran on

Reporter Madeleine Baran, host of the podcast In the Dark, writes the story of how the 1989 abduction of Jacob Wetterling in central Minnesota baffled local, state and federal investigators for years. In four chapters, she reports why it shouldn't have.

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Detroit students sue for better school conditions

Last Updated by Suzanne Pekow on

The suit claims Michigan is denying Detroit students their fundamental right to literacy.

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School confronts trauma in students' lives

Last Updated by Lila Cherneff on

Adversity isn't destiny at a "trauma-informed" school in Minnesota.

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EPA reverses course, highlights fracking contamination of drinking water

Last Updated by Tom Scheck and Scott Tong on

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today issued a final report on the connection between hydraulic fracturing and contamination in drinking water. After stressing in June 2015 that there was no "widespread, systematic impact" on water, the agency now is emphasizing that fracking can affect drinking water under some circumstances.

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Offering sanctuary to vulnerable students

Last Updated by Suzanne Pekow on

An immigration law scholar says colleges have no business declaring their campuses "sanctuaries" for undocumented students.

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Update: A Sentencing, A Demand, No Closure

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The sentencing of Danny Heinrich on Nov. 21, 2016, brought to a close the 27-year investigation into the abduction and murder of Jacob Wetterling. But it didn't end the story.

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Keeping black teachers

Last Updated by Suzanne Pekow on

Why African American teachers are leaving the profession faster than they're entering it.

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EPA's late changes to fracking study downplayed risk of polluted drinking water

Last Updated by Tom Scheck and Scott Tong on

Early versions highlighted contaminated drinking water and vulnerabilities from fracking. The final version turned out differently: Fracking had not "led to widespread, systemic impacts." Oil and gas cheered the findings.

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Fear, uncertainty for undocumented students under Trump administration

Last Updated by Suzanne Pekow on

Since 2012, many undocumented young people have been protected from the threat of deportation. With a new president, that may change.

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College-educated and out-of-touch

Last Updated by Suzanne Pekow on

Donald Trump's win was a surprise to many in the college-educated elite. Should it have been?

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Black Love Stories

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This episode spotlights stories of enduring love among African American couples.

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Election leaves undocumented students in limbo

Last Updated by Sasha Aslanian on

The next president could end temporary protections for undocumented college students.

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The Path to Founding an HBCU

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Born into slavery, William Hooper Councill founded one of the nation's first HBCUs, Alabama A&M University.

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Clinton and Trump don't talk much about education

Last Updated by Suzanne Pekow on

Education has hardly been mentioned in the presidential debates. We look at where the candidates stand.

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