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Half the Sky: Sakena Yacoobi on Educating Women and Girls in

Clip: Season 1 Episode 1 | 5m 50s

Sakena Yacoobi has made a difference in the lives of around 8.5 million people through the operation of learning facilities in Afghanistan over the course of twenty years. Sakena believes that, if properly equipped with the knowledge and confidence to act, the current generation of Afghani girls can fix the country's severe gender imbalances within just 5 to 10 years.

Aired: 09/30/12

Rating: TV-PG

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Two Years Since "Try Harder"

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Two Years Since "Try Harder"

It's been a tumultuous ride for Lowell High School since the PBS documentary Try Harder! stopped filming. Here’s a look back at a few of the key events that played out at Lowell over the taxing last two years.

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