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China exports fall for a third month

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-07 19:22
Exports in the world's second largest economy, China, fall for a third consecutive month in May, showing slowing demand.

'Fun Home,' 'Curious Incident' Take Home Top Tony Awards

NPR News - Sun, 2015-06-07 19:17

The awards for best musical and best play went to two shows based on books, each of which once seemed like an improbable adaptation.

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The Truth Behind Your State's High School Grad Rate

NPR News - Sun, 2015-06-07 18:31

Graduation rates are rising across the nation — but what's happening in your state? Explore our NPR Ed grad rate database.

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The Truth Behind Your State's High School Grad Rate

NPR News - Sun, 2015-06-07 18:31

Graduation rates are rising across the nation — but what's happening in your state? Explore our NPR Ed grad rate database.

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VIDEO: Woman attempts first solo Pacific row

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-07 18:20
An American woman is trying to become the first female to row solo across the Pacific Ocean.

PM warning to ministers over EU deal

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-07 17:59
David Cameron suggests that he expects all members of the government to back him over any EU deal or they would have to resign.

In Washington D.C., Homeless Students Fight The Statistics

NPR News - Sun, 2015-06-07 17:39

"We're in the business of changing lives," a principal says.

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In Oakland, Struggling For Years To Learn English

NPR News - Sun, 2015-06-07 17:39

Long-term English language learners graduate high school at much lower rates than California's average.

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In North Carolina, Cutting Diploma Requirements

NPR News - Sun, 2015-06-07 17:37

A basic high school diploma with fewer credits is offered to struggling students.

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On Track To A 90 Percent Graduation Rate In Alabama

NPR News - Sun, 2015-06-07 17:36

Computer-based instruction for dropouts is key to the state's high school strategy.

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Thousands Of High School Students Getting Lost In Texas

NPR News - Sun, 2015-06-07 17:31

The state counts many, like Jaye McCurtain, as "leavers" instead of dropouts.

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In Chicago, At-Risk Students Are Being Misclassified

NPR News - Sun, 2015-06-07 17:30

Are students at alternative schools dropouts, or graduates? You do the math.

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Graduation Coaches Help Georgia Students Cross The Finish Line

NPR News - Sun, 2015-06-07 17:30

A state program is defunded, then revived at the district level.

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Nadine Dorries reveals child abuse

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-07 17:29
Nadine Dorries, the Conservative MP for Mid Bedfordshire, reveals that she was sexually abused as a child from the age of eight.

New York Keeps Raising The Bar For Graduation

NPR News - Sun, 2015-06-07 17:28

Regents exams stand between many students and the high school diploma.

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Singapore and Sabah mourn quake dead

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-07 17:27
Singapore and the Malaysian state of Sabah observe a day of remembrance for those killed in an earthquake on Mt Kinabalu.

VIDEO: School mourns Malaysia earthquake deaths

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-07 17:16
A day of national mourning is taking place in Singapore and Sabah state in Borneo for those who died there in last week's earthquake.

Japan's growth revised sharply higher

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-07 17:08
Growth in the world's third largest economy in the first quarter was revised sharply higher on Monday, beating expectations.

How my father gave me a terrifying lesson at 10

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-07 16:58
How my father gave me a brutal lesson at 10

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