Kojo explores the local state of diversity in STEM fields, with educators who are looking to change it and a journalist who has been tracking it.
It’s “The D.C. Politics Hour with Mark Plotkin,” our weekly review of District affairs. This week, Kojo and Mark take a look at some of the issues facing the District’s public and charter schools, and discuss the latest news on troubled D.C. Budget Bill.
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