Education Cuts Squeeze N.C. Teachers
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Campers Mary Church and Jimmy Cong use their sense of smell to detect whether a chemical reaction has taken place. Amy Standen for NPR hide caption

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Blind Teens Tap Into Senses At Chemistry Camp
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Tea Partiers Call For Pell Grants Cuts
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Dropping Out, A Life-Changing Decision
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Kenny Buchanan, 44, dropped out of school as a teenager. He lost his job when the economy collapsed. Claudio Sanchez/NPR hide caption

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A High School Dropout's Midlife Hardships
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The Quest For Kosher Among China's Other Billion
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Nick Dunn, 16, gave up on school shortly after he lost his father. He lives with his mother, Deborah Gilmore Dunn, in rural South Carolina. Claudio Sanchez/NPR hide caption

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Zero-Tolerance Policies Doing More Harm Than Good
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Danny Lamont Jones, 16, doesn't live at the Rose Street Youth Shelter anymore, but he spends a lot of his time there. Chris Hartlove hide caption

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Despite Interventions, No-Show Students Drop Out
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Nick Dunn, 16, gave up on school shortly after he lost his father. He lives with his mother, Deborah Gilmore Dunn, in rural South Carolina. Claudio Sanchez/NPR hide caption

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Teen Fights To Succeed In Rural S.C. Community
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Lauren Ortega, 20, has two young kids and is struggling to finish her GED. Claudio Sanchez/NPR hide caption

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A Young Mom Resists A Cycle Of Failure
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Memphis Standoff Could Delay Schools' Start
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Patrick Lundvick, 19, dropped out, spent time in jail and is now getting a second chance in South Chicago. Claudio Sanchez/NPR hide caption

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From Drug Dealing To Diploma, A Teen's Struggle
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School Dropout Rates Add To Fiscal Burden
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