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Homework Series - Part III

Across the nation, educators are balancing mandates to improve test scores and a chronic lack of resources with the need for children to have enough time to simply be children. In the third of a four-part Morning Edition series on homework, NPR's Debbie Elliott looks at how one Alabama school is trying to break the cycle of poor academic performance with innovation and hard work.

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Debbie Elliott
NPR National Correspondent Debbie Elliott can be heard telling stories from her native South. She covers the latest news and politics, and is attuned to the region's rich culture and history.