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WAMU 88.5 FM is the leading public radio station for NPR news and information in the greater Washington D.C. area. It is member-supported, professionally-staffed, and licensed to American University. Since 1961, WAMU has provided programming to a growing audience that now totals more than 450,000 listeners in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia.

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20 Pieces

As a part of the American Graduate program, Kavitha Cardoza, WAMU 88.5 education reporter, examines the dropout crisis in D.C.

  • From: WAMU
  • Updated: Aug 08, 2012

Latest Pieces

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The Kelly Miller Step Team is the only competitive middle school step team in DCPS. They compete against other middle school teams in the region, a...

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  • Added: Apr 29, 2018
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A new program called DC Keys is a partnership with Washington Performing Arts and teaches elementary students the basics of playing the piano.

  • Added: Apr 29, 2018
  • Length: 03:28
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Students in Thurgood Marshall Academy’s Peer Court class are part of a new program that uses restorative justice techniques to handle discipline is...

  • Added: Apr 29, 2018
  • Length: 04:55
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Since a D.C. Public School audit revealed a third of last year’s graduates were given diplomas despite not meeting requirements, the school distric...

  • Added: Apr 29, 2018
  • Length: 04:03
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New DCPS Interim Chancellor Amanda Alexander says showing parents that the central office is engaged will be key to moving DCPS forward.

  • Added: Apr 29, 2018
  • Length: 01:18
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D.C. Public School parents who took the floor at a City Council education committee public oversight hearing on Wednesday called for more action, a...

  • Added: Apr 29, 2018
  • Length: 03:06
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Schools are seeing a lot of excitement among African-American students about the new Black Panther movie. At Truesdell Education Campus, a student ...

  • Added: Apr 29, 2018
  • Length: 03:45
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Students at a Montgomery County school are learning how to understand the stock market. They’re learning different investment strategies, how to re...

  • Added: Apr 29, 2018
  • Length: 03:38
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D.C. Public Schools has boasted a rapidly improving graduation rate for the last seven years, but a report this week threw cold water on that claim...

  • Added: Apr 29, 2018
  • Length: 02:47
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The roughly 3,700 Maryland students who participated in the Polar Plunge raised more than $367,000 for the state’s Special Olympics athletes.

  • Added: Apr 29, 2018
  • Length: 02:37