At Coral Way Elementary School in Miami-Dade County, students take classes in Spanish in the morning, then switch to English in the afternoon.

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Students attend graduation ceremonies at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Two-thirds of college students now graduate with debt, owing an average amount of $24,000.

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Janna Beth Hunt, a first-grade teacher at Nashville's Norman Binkley Elementary, is disappointed with how she scored on her first observation under the new system.

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Rice University Professor Richard Tapia joins Tell Me More for an interview at NPR headquarters. Tapia is scheduled to receive the National Medal of Science on Friday from President Obama.

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