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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 decision to pass or fail a chronically absent or unprepared student is often placed in the hands of teachers. As a recent WAMU and NPR investig...

  • Added: Apr 29, 2018
  • Length: 04:07
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The prospect that a D.C. high school ignored widespread student absenteeism even as it touted a 100 percent college acceptance rate among graduates...

  • Added: Apr 29, 2018
  • Length: 04:06
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If Ballou High School’s administrators had followed D.C. Public School’s grading and attendance policies, 64 percent of the class of 2017 wouldn’t ...

  • Added: Apr 29, 2018
  • Length: 04:10
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“They’re worried about dropping out of school," said Ballou parent Taunya Martin of the school's administration. "They need to be worried about the...

  • Added: Apr 29, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
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Dozens of middle and high school students in D.C. recently got the opportunity to share ways they would solve the problems in their communities at ...

  • Added: Apr 29, 2018
  • Length: :39
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According to Center for Disease Control statistics, drowning is the second-leading cause of unintentional injury death among children 1-14 years ol...

  • Added: Apr 29, 2018
  • Length: 04:23
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Just 12 percent of public classrooms across the country report they don’t have a Wi-Fi connection that supports all students — a number the Federal...

  • Added: Apr 29, 2018
  • Length: 03:45
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Students at KIPP DC College Prep in Northeast D.C. walk out the front doors of their high school to arguably one of the best views of downtown D.C....

  • Added: Apr 29, 2018
  • Length: 03:45
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The first day of school is an exciting time for students, but parents in Prince George’s County are hoping this year will be better than previous o...

  • Added: Apr 29, 2018
  • Length: 04:26
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Before students at Washington Latin Public Charter School in Northwest D.C. left for summer break, their principal announced an unusual summer chal...

  • Added: Apr 29, 2018
  • Length: 06:05