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Partnership clears path to law school for community college students
Partnership clears path to law school for community college students

Jajaira Varela stood confidently in front of a classroom full of aspiring law students and belted out the empowering lyrics of Chaka Khan's R&B classic "I'm Every Woman." Some friends and family had always told Varela she wasn't college material, so she dropped out of high school to be a singer. Now, the 25-year-old told her classmates, she's ready to prove those naysayers wrong. "They told me I was stupid, that I couldn't do it and that I was an idiot for pursuing college," she said. "I realized I don't want to be a pretty voice. I want to make a difference." Varela decided to resume her education two years ago. She got her...

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