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Stories about education, opportunity, and how people learn. From APM Reports.

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Hard to Read: How American Schools Fail Kids with Dyslexia  

Public schools are denying children with dyslexia proper treatment and often failing to identify them in the first place.

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Shadow Class: College Dreamers in Trump's America  

President Trump is ending DACA, which allowed some 800,000 undocumented young people to stay and work in the United States. For some, that may mean the end of a dream of going to college. This program profiles DACA students and their opponents and examines a key court case and political forces that led to this moment.

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Shackled Legacy: Universities and the Slave Trade  

Profits from slavery and related industries helped build some of the most prestigious schools in New England. This documentary focuses on three universities -- Harvard, Georgetown and the University of Virginia -- as they grapple with a deeply troubling chapter in their vaunted histories.

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Keeping Teachers  

There may be nothing more important in the educational life of a child than having effective teachers. But the United States is struggling to attract and keep teachers.

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'The oldest not-18-year-old'  

A descendant of slaves sold to save Georgetown University in 1838 will be a member of this year's freshman class — at age 63.

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Segregation's Back  

People who lived through the desegregation era see their former schools fall back into segregation.

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What children in food deserts do during the summer  

There are millions of kids in America who the USDA considers "food insecure" -- they live in households without regular access to nutritious food. For them, school feeding programs are essential.

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When a diploma means more than just 'seat time'  

A state law says Maine high school students have to prove they have mastered specific skills to get a diploma.

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College is a leap of faith - and funds - for first-generation students  

At a public charter school in Boston, students spend years preparing to go to college. But paying for it is another story.

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'All they wanted to do was get an education'  

Thirty-five years ago, four immigrant families won a landmark Supreme Court case that protects the rights of children in the United States to attend public schools, whether they have papers or not.

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Making room for poor kids at rich schools  

A new study shows selective colleges could bring in many more talented low-income students. So why don't they?

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A public school that's just for immigrants  

English learners are the least likely to graduate from high school when compared to other groups of students. There's a new high school in Bowling Green, Kentucky, that's trying to help new immigrant students beat the odds.

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Is free college free?  

New York's new scholarship promises free college, for a price.

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Kids with dyslexia are not getting what they need in American public schools  

A mother and her dyslexic daughter tell their story. It's a preview of an upcoming documentary from APM Reports.

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Immigration enforcement has DACA students on edge  

Collision over college dreams for undocumented students.

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Improving the odds for young black men  

Can the excitement about My Brother's Keeper last now that Obama's out of office?

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Protecting the legacy of HBCUs  

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos recently called HBCUs "real pioneers of school choice." We thought this would be a good time to revisit our documentary, "The Living Legacy: Black Colleges in the 21st Century."

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Reforming School Discipline  

If suspensions don't work, what does?

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The great equalizer  

Are we asking too much of America's high-poverty schools?

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'Dick and Jane were not my friends'  

There are proven techniques to help children with learning disabilities, but can affected kids get what they need in public schools?

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