Angie Melhado, a charter school consultant, talks to parents and community members who are considering serving on charter school boards. Detroit wants to convert dozens of traditional schools to charters, but many in the city remain skeptical about the plan. Larry Abramson/NPR hide caption

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Detroit Looks To Charters To Remake Public Schools

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The Burden Of Being 'Most Likely To Succeed'

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Parents Talk How Old Is Old Enough For Social Media

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Robot Wars Prepare Kids For Manufacturing Jobs

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Teachers and librarians demonstrate against thousands of proposed job cuts in the Los Angeles Unified School District Tuesday. Reed Saxon/AP hide caption

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Sudanese Refugee Graduates From Ivy League School

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New Fellowship Pays For College Kids To Drop Out

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Henrietta Lacks Receives Honorary Degree

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Finding Beauty In A Small-Town Pageant

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Hard Financial Lessons Learned In College

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Monkey Bars No More: Trying The Money Playground

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College Students Navigate Financial Life

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College Student Debt Grows. Is It Worth It?

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Appreciation Week Brings Little Cheer To Teachers

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Nathan Selove relies on his service dog, Sylvia, to help him deal with meltdowns and other issues related to Asperger's syndrome. Larry Abramson/NPR hide caption

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Service Dogs Teach Educators About Disabilities

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