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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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Over the past five years, D.C. Public Schools have reduced suspensions by around 40 percent — but some schools fail to report suspensions accurately.

  • Added: Apr 29, 2018
  • Length: 03:30
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The long-awaited eclipse brought thousands of people - including students - outside in Washington, and even the skeptics agreed it was a fascinatin...

  • Added: Apr 29, 2018
  • Length: 02:39
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Many low-income families depend on a free breakfasts and lunches to feed their kids during the school year, but it can be difficult for them to aff...

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  • Added: Apr 29, 2018
  • Length: 03:46
  • Purchases: 1
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Of D.C. public and charter school students, 26 percent are considered chronically absent. They’ve missed more than 10 days of school in a single ye...

  • Added: Apr 29, 2018
  • Length: 02:08
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Many low-income students and their families struggle in the summer months to balance work and childcare and that can make it hard to fit in reading...

  • Added: Apr 29, 2018
  • Length: 04:15
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For many adults in Washington trying to earn a high school diploma, the biggest hurdle in completing their education isn’t the coursework — it’s ge...

  • Added: Apr 29, 2018
  • Length: 03:58
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At Turner Elementary School in Southeast D.C., Torren Cooper is the only male of color who works directly in the classroom, even though the student...

  • Added: Apr 29, 2018
  • Length: 05:28
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After a few high-profile child abuse cases involving school employees during the 2015-2016 school year, Prince George’s County Schools strengthened...

  • Added: Apr 29, 2018
  • Length: 04:07
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Southeast D.C. resident Gary Jones is no fan of President Donald Trump. “I have major, major, major issues with this administration,” he says. But ...

  • Added: Apr 29, 2018
  • Length: 04:13
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A new program at the Montgomery County Public Schools is giving more kids a shot at enrichment programs.

  • Added: Apr 29, 2018
  • Length: 02:19