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The Legacy Of Booker T. Washington Revisited  |   

In the centennial year of Booker T. Washington's death, for our 50 Great Teachers project NPR Ed decided to look back at his leadership.

In Berlin, Grassroots Efforts Work To Integrate Inner-City Schools  |   

In parts of the city, racial segregation in schools is often a reality. But small parent-led initiatives — one immigrant-led, one native-led — have been working to change perceptions and enrollment.

In LA, Clearing A Backlog Of Aging Instruments  |   

The district has made progress, but many students are stuck with broken strings, squeaky horns and out-of-tune pianos.

The Magic Trick That Could Help Students Pay For College  |   

The IRS and the Department of Education already have the power to make the Free Application for Federal Student Aid easier without cutting questions. So why haven't they?

Shrink The FAFSA? Good Luck With That  |   

Lots of politicians are calling for a shorter FAFSA — the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. It now has more than 100 questions. But, it turns out, shortening the FAFSA is a tall order.

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