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From the latest Making the Grade
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NJ schools prepare to implement bullying law

  Dr. Chuck Williams of Drexel University shares details from the law, which hopes to reduce the number of students being bullied.

American students fail to reach academic standards

  Newly released ACT scores show that one in four high school graduates are ready for college. Principal Rita Davis discusses.

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Aiming for higher education

  A Making the Grade panel debates whether college should be the goal of every American student.

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Investing in technology

  Schools across the country are investing in new technologies that help their students translate the skills they’ve learned in school into skills they can use in the workforce. Students in North Carolina are using laptops to self-teach many of their lessons, and working on technology projects, such as building robots, that will give them an edge after graduation.

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Learning to succeed

  CJ Johnson and his mother have taken in more than 38 young men into their home, to help them focus on their schoolwork and find success. CJ’s daily regimen for the boys includes attending school, exercising and working in the garden. The older students also tutor those younger than them, creating a cycle of students helping other students succeed.