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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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Yvonne Hu-Cotto spoke with her former student, Yesenia Cruz-Ramos, about how her expectations for her son with Down Syndrome have impacted her teac...

  • Added: Jul 17, 2012
  • Length: 01:50
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Yvonne Hu-Cotto spoke with her former student, Yesenia Cruz-Ramos, about the power of second chances and good teachers.

  • Added: Jul 17, 2012
  • Length: 01:30
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Melinda Elder and Megan Stoutamire reminisce about the fun they had, and the mistakes they made, in high school. They have managed to get back on t...

  • Added: Jul 17, 2012
  • Length: 02:00
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Melvin Clay, a 17 year-old student, spoke with his high school counselor Jeri Gresham about why he realized he needed to start prioritizing his stu...

  • Added: Jul 16, 2012
  • Length: 01:05
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David Bress,a middle school teacher in DC, talks about learning how to make the most of unchoreographed teacher student exchanges.

  • Added: Jul 16, 2012
  • Length: 01:46
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David Bress, a middle school teacher in DC, talks about how students can surprise you… in often pleasant ways.

  • Added: Jul 16, 2012
  • Length: 01:14
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In a special production by WAMU 88.5 News, we focus on a singularly important topic in Washington, D.C. – the large number of students who drop out...

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  • Added: Jul 16, 2012
  • Length: 51:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Preventing dropouts requires teachers and staff to get parents more involved

  • Added: Jul 16, 2012
  • Length: 06:43
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Despite odds stacked against them, two students strive to finish school

  • Added: Jul 16, 2012
  • Length: 06:26
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Program applies successful Johns Hopkins model to D.C. schools and beyond

  • Added: Jul 16, 2012
  • Length: 06:39