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

January 24, 2015 - 8:42am

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

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UVA Sororities Push To Host Their Own Parties

January 23, 2015 - 5:06pm

Audie Cornish talks to Nicolette Gendron, a member of Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority at the University of Virginia and a writer for the C-Ville Weekly.

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The Past, Present And Future Of High-Stakes Testing

January 22, 2015 - 3:39am

Steve Inskeep talks with NPR Ed's Anya Kamenetz about her book, The Test: Why Our Schools Are Obsessed with Standardized Testing — But You Don't Have to Be.

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State Of The Union: A Quick Wrap On Education

January 21, 2015 - 11:03am

Good news about graduation rates, and more about Obama's plan for making community college free.

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What To Expect From Obama Tonight On Education

January 20, 2015 - 5:17pm

President Obama will lay out three main ideas in a State of the Union speech that may echo his first address to Congress in 2009.

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Classroom Reflections On America's Race Relations

January 19, 2015 - 1:36pm

A middle-school classroom in Michigan takes on the complicated issue of race and justice in society. The students, all of whom are black, worry what happened to Trayvon Martin could happen to them.

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