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Principal Ali Shalalha stands at the entrance of the high school. Though the school has closed for summer, it's filled with students who are studying for exams. Tanya Habjouqa for NPR hide caption

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How One Israeli Educator Turned His School Around

At this high school perched on a mountain in Israel, every single senior passed the exams that the principal calls "a ticket ... to better places." Fifteen years ago, only 12 percent passed.

Opening the Gates Chequerboard
Farewell Little People
Jazz Pour Une Infante Defunte
Weight of Love The Black Keys
Devil's Charriot Glen Porter

Street children sleep on a discarded mattress on a center island near a road crossing in Manila, Philippines, in April. After 15 years of the Millennium Development Goals, Asia as a region has had the fastest progress, reports the U.N., yet hundreds of millions of people there remain in extreme poverty. Jay Directo/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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How To Eliminate Extreme Poverty In 169 Not-So-Easy Steps

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Harry Dean [Mato Version] [Version] Tosca
Tokuta Jungle Fire

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How One Israeli Educator Turned His School Around

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Don't Wanna Fight Alabama Shakes
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Motorcycle gang-related gunfire killed nine people at the Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco, Texas, on May 17. More than 170 people were arrested on charges of "engaging in organized criminal activity." Jerry Larson/AP hide caption

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Texas Bikers Arrested After Waco Shootout Say They Are Innocent

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An Imperfect System Lights Out Asia
Chinese Tale PDP
Entre dos Aguas Paco de LucĂ­a
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Luggage Chapelier Fou
Off the Hook Peter Frampton
The Anointing Patrick Lee

Lake Mead is at its lowest levels since it was built in the late 1930s. Kirk Siegler/NPR hide caption

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As Lake Mead Levels Drop, The West Braces For Bigger Drought Impact

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In the Rain JK Soul
Bend Chet Faker

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