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How Private Colleges Are Like Cheap Sushi

9 hours 29 min ago

Fifty percent off? That doesn't sound like such a good deal for sushi or a college degree. We ask some economists: Why not?

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How Private Colleges Are Like Cheap Sushi

9 hours 29 min ago

Fifty percent off? That doesn't sound like such a good deal for sushi or a college degree. We ask some economists: Why not?

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Q&A: A Union Leader On Tenure, Testing And The Common Core

July 11, 2014 - 8:03am

The American Federation of Teachers holds its annual meeting this weekend. Its president, Randi Weingarten, talks with NPR Ed.

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Washington And Lee Confronts The Weight Of Its History

July 10, 2014 - 4:02pm

Washington and Lee University has decided to meet some demands from minority students concerned about racism on campus. Among the university's concessions is the removal of Confederate flags from the campus chapel. Melissa Block talks with the university's president, Ken Ruscio, about the school's decision and its investigation into its historical involvement with slavery.

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Math Nerd Or Bookworm? Many Of The Same Genes Shape Both Abilities

July 10, 2014 - 9:46am

About half the genetic contribution to a child's reading ability also shapes how math-savvy she is, a big study of twins finds. But there's still no telling exactly which genes are involved.

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From Calif. Teachers, More Nuanced Views On Tenure

July 10, 2014 - 8:03am

Some teachers say they want to preserve tenure, but add that it's time for a look at the rules.

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On Calif. Cattle Ranch, Students Wrangle With Meaning Of Manhood

July 9, 2014 - 5:52pm

Deep Springs College is an all-male school — and a working ranch. It sounds very macho, but the increasingly diverse student body says being a man is all about questioning the meaning of masculinity.

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On Calif. Cattle Ranch, Students Wrangle With Meaning Of Manhood

July 9, 2014 - 5:52pm

Deep Springs College is an all-male school — and a working ranch. It sounds very macho, but the increasingly diverse student body says being a man is all about questioning the meaning of masculinity.

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Lawmakers Unearth Failures To Investigate Campus Sex Crimes

July 9, 2014 - 4:11pm

According to survey results released by Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., many American colleges are breaking the law by failing to respond to sexual assault allegations on campus.

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Lawmakers Unearth Failures To Investigate Campus Sex Crimes

July 9, 2014 - 4:11pm

According to survey results released by Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., many American colleges are breaking the law by failing to respond to sexual assault allegations on campus.

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Volunteer Recap: A Bumpy (And Itchy) Ride Through Tanzania

July 9, 2014 - 9:43am

Nick Stadlberger, a medical student at Dartmouth, spent a month volunteering at Muhimbili Hospital in Dar es Salaam. The scariest moment, he says, was when he boarded a dala dala bus.

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How A Text Message Could Revolutionize Student Aid

July 8, 2014 - 8:03am

New research suggests that text messages would nudge students to fill out the dreaded FAFSA.

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The Collapse Of Corinthian Colleges

July 8, 2014 - 7:03am

The giant for-profit college chain will unwind after the Department of Education cut off its access to federal money.

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What We Don't Know About Summer School

July 7, 2014 - 8:36am

Lots of kids spend part of their vacation at summer school, but there is very little information about what works.

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Chicago Students Enroll As Boys, And Graduate As College-Bound Men

July 4, 2014 - 4:00pm

For five years running, 100 percent of the graduating seniors at Urban Prep Academies have won admission to four-year colleges. The schools work to promote positive examples of black masculinity.

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Big Data Comes To College

July 4, 2014 - 7:38am

The exploding field of "learning analytics" raises ethical questions similar to those arising from the recent Facebook revelations.

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High Court Temporarily Suspends Contraception Mandate For Christian College

July 3, 2014 - 7:24pm

The order, which doesn't affect the court's ultimate opinion, drew a scathing dissent from the court's three women.

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Coaching First-Generation Students Through College

July 3, 2014 - 5:17pm

College coaches may be able to help more first-generation students make it to graduation day.

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The Return Of The One-Room Schoolhouse

July 2, 2014 - 10:03am

"Hyper-local micro-schools" bring the tiny school into the digital age.

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A 'Lost Generation Of Workers': The Cost Of Youth Unemployment

July 2, 2014 - 4:11am

Youth joblessness remains remarkably high across the country, threatening long-term trouble for young people's career trajectories, earning potential and the overall health of the economy.

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