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A Crossroads At The End Of College: Introducing 'The Howard Project'

8 hours 31 min ago

NPR's Weekend Edition will spend a few months following four seniors from Howard University in Washington, D.C., to tap into the challenges and preoccupations of soon-to-be college graduates.

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College Life Doesn't Have To Mean Crummy Cuisine, Says Dorm Room Chef

8 hours 39 min ago

Sick of dining hall pizza, public health student Emily Hu taught herself how to cook — even with no oven. Now she's hoping to inspire her peers to pick up cooking skills and healthier eating habits.

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Party Ban Is Patronizing, U.Va. Sorority Women Say

January 31, 2015 - 11:16am

National sorority leaders have told members at the University of Virginia not to attend a multi-frat Bid Night party after a discredited article about a gang rape.

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Just Your Typical Teenagers Helping To Fight World Poverty

January 31, 2015 - 7:03am

Their goal is to make the world a better place 15 years from now. And the U.S. State Department listened to their ideas. But that doesn't mean they are oblivious to Justin Bieber and Gossip Girl.

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The True Costs Of Community College

January 30, 2015 - 4:39pm

President Obama has proposed making tuition at community colleges free. But Youth Radio reporter Tylyn Hardamon found that paying for school is just one of many challenges facing today's students.

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True Or False? Free And Reduced-Price Lunch = Poor

January 30, 2015 - 7:08am

Poverty is the backdrop to so many discussions about learning. But do we have a good way to measure it in schools?

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Dartmouth Bans Hard Liquor On Campus

January 29, 2015 - 5:44pm

The Ivy League school is also introducing a mandatory four-year sexual violence prevention and education program for students. The steps are part of efforts to reform social life at the college.

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University Re-Imagines Town And Gown Relationship In Philadelphia

January 29, 2015 - 5:05pm

Drexel University is taking a hands-on approach to redeveloping one of Philadelphia's poorest neighborhoods with a new center designed to serve not just students but mainly local residents.

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Girls Get Good Grades But Still Need Help. As For Boys ... SOS!

January 29, 2015 - 3:42pm

A study shows that girls do better in math, science and reading than boys in just about every country. So boys clearly need help to success in school. But so do girls.

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Obama's Budget Would Undo Broad, Automatic Cuts Made In 2013

January 29, 2015 - 6:03am

The across-the-board spending cuts, known as the sequester, reduced defense and domestic budgets by hundreds of millions each. Republicans are expected to fiercely defend that plan.

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'Maker Space' Allows Kids To Innovate, Learn In The Hospital

January 28, 2015 - 6:00pm

At a children's hospital in Nashville, Tenn., a mobile maker space allows patients to share materials and tools to build new things, while also teaching them about math and science.

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At 100, Dartmouth Grad Still Writing His Class Notes

January 28, 2015 - 4:29pm

Edward Gerson is a 100-year-old alumnus of Dartmouth's class of 1935. He's turned his class notes into a column.

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White House Won't Seek To End 529 College Tax Break

January 28, 2015 - 5:14am

All 50 states and the District of Columbia sponsor 529 plans. Critics had called the proposal to limit them a tax hike on the middle class.

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Football As A Tool In The Hands Of A Master Craftsman

January 27, 2015 - 4:19pm

Our 50 Great Teachers series profiles a football coach who's made academics ... and a sense of family ... part of his winning strategy.

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A Teacher's 'Pinch Me' Moment: Cheering The Super Bowl From The Sidelines

January 27, 2015 - 10:51am

On Sunday, this Massachusetts teacher will be up close with her favorite team — as a cheerleader on the New England Patriots squad.

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Obama Takes Heat For Proposing To End College Savings Break

January 27, 2015 - 5:01am

President Obama has proposed changing the tax treatment of college savings accounts known as 529 plans. Some are calling this a tax increase on the middle class.

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Competency-Based Degree Programs On The Rise

January 26, 2015 - 8:03am

A new report says 52 colleges offer, or plan to offer, some credits based on learning, not just seat time.

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'Walking The Walk' With Students ... And Screaming Fans

January 25, 2015 - 8:13am

When their students are asleep, these teachers are onstage in LA's punk rock scene.

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By Dimming Its Lights, Museum Opens Doors For Kids With Autism

January 24, 2015 - 5:02pm

Loud noises, bright lights and crowded spaces can be painful for children with autism. That often means missing out on museums. Some, like Seattle's Pacific Science Center, are addressing the problem.

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U.S. Once Had Universal Child Care, But Rebuilding It Wouldn't Be Easy

January 24, 2015 - 8:42am

In his State of the Union address, President Obama mentioned a little-remembered WWII national child care program, holding it up as an example he hopes expanded federal subsidies can emulate.

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