Denver Looks For Balanced Approach To School Choice

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Students' hands gather in a circle in Tanya Streicher's class at Gilpin Montessori School in Denver. Courtesy of Tanya Streicher hide caption

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Part Two: Portfolio Strategy

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Zachary Linderer said he wanted to go to college to major in the field of science, but growing up as a Jehovah's Witness, higher education was prohibited by his parents. Courtesy Luke Vander Ploeg hide caption

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Lack Of Education Leads To Lost Dreams And Low Income For Many Jehovah's Witnesses

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Spring Lake Park High School junior Kia Muleta has been playing the clarinet since fifth grade. Kia wants more diversity in her band music. She is often the only black student in band, where most of the music was composed by white men. Evan Frost/MPR News hide caption

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Why This High School Band Is Only Buying Music From Composers Of Color This Year

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Protesters gather outside Jefferson Middle School in Washington, where Education Secretary Betsy DeVos paid her first visit as education secretary. Maria Danilova/AP hide caption

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Martin Shkreli, seen here leaving court in New York City last June, faced protests and a false fire alarm during an event Wednesday at Harvard. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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These Top Schools Are Offering Big Savings On Master's Degrees, But There's A Catch

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Shaw, 8, plays an improv game with Erin McTiernan, an Indiana State University doctoral student. Shaw is a participant in an improv class at Indiana State University for children with high functioning autism. Peter Balonon-Rosen/Indiana Public Broadcasting hide caption

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Using Improv To Help Kids With Autism Show And Read Emotion

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Calhoun College part of Yale University built in 1933, in collegiate gothic style architecture. The residential college is to be renamed in honor of 1930s alumnus and computer scientist Grace Murray Hopper. Kathryn Donohew Photography/Moment Editorial/Getty Images hide caption

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Remembering The 'Edutainer' Who Made Statistics Come To Life

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam (right) speaks at Cane Ridge High School while Senator Mark Norris looks on. A recent audit found that one in three high school graduates hadn't fulfilled the state's graduation requirements. Dawn Majors/Courtesy of the Office of Governor Bill Haslam hide caption

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Carmen Bachmann founded "Chance for Science," a website that connects refugee academics with scientists working in Germany. Thomas Victor for NPR hide caption

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While Others Saw Refugees, This German Professor Saw Human Potential

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A plane prepares to take off from Put-in-Bay Airport. To get to Put-in-Bay School, some students need to take a plane. Margaret Thompson/WCPN ideastream hide caption

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The Wings On The Bus Go ... Wait, What?

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