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Pay It Forward Proposal Could Help Students Afford College

4 hours 51 min ago

A new idea is making the rounds in education circles. Under the plan, states would allow students to go to college for free then they would pay back a percentage of their salaries after they graduate.

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RIP FCAT, The Florida Test With A Chorus Of Detractors

April 16, 2014 - 4:00pm

The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test, or FCAT, is being replaced by a test aligned to the Common Core State Standards. StateImpact Florida's Sammy Mack remembers FCAT and its controversial run.

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High School's Most Dreaded Test Gets A Makeover

April 16, 2014 - 4:00pm

The College Board outlined changes today for its SAT, pairing the news with a few sample questions. NPR's Cory Turner details the makeover students can expect to find in spring of 2016.

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The New SAT: Less Vocabulary, More Linear Equations

April 16, 2014 - 4:00pm

The new version of the standardized test for college admissions, set to go into effect in 2016, will do away with obscure vocabulary words and cut multiple choice answer options from five to four.

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How One Michigan City Is Sending Kids To College Tuition-Free

April 16, 2014 - 3:41am

In 2005, a group of anonymous donors in Kalamazoo launched a bold program. It pays for graduates of the city's public schools to attend any of Michigan's public universities or community colleges.

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College Board Provides A Glimpse Of New SAT

April 16, 2014 - 3:26am

Sample questions for the new version of the college-entrance test were released on Wednesday. The College Board announced last month the test will include real-world applications and more analysis.

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Ken Burns Tackles Lincoln, Education And Money In 'The Address'

April 15, 2014 - 11:11am

The Address follows an intensive program that teaches kids with learning difficulties to recite the Gettysburg Address. And in doing so, it raises some tough questions about resources.

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The Dangers Of Defaulting On Student Loans

April 14, 2014 - 12:35pm

Loans allow many students to attend college, but they also leave graduates with big debt. The Urban Institute's Sandy Baum explains how skipping a loan payment could be more trouble than it's worth.

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Keep It Brief, Commencement Speakers! No One Will Remember Anyway

April 13, 2014 - 4:59pm

Former college President Hal Wilde has endured dozens of graduation ceremonies. He says procuring the speaker was one of his most annoying tasks. And for what? Students rarely remember the message.

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Boston Finds That Quality Preschool Is Worth The Effort

April 13, 2014 - 11:32am

Policymakers are weighing the costs and benefits of universal preschool, trying to determine what works in the classroom. One of the places they're looking is Boston.

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Making Math And Microscopes More Accessible

April 12, 2014 - 5:09pm

From popularizing a feared subject to scaling down high-tech tools, here are two examples of experts solving complicated problems with simplicity.

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Bus Crash Tragedy: Investigators Work As Communities Mourn

April 12, 2014 - 11:25am

Investigators don't yet know what caused a deadly highway crash that killed 10 people Thursday after a FedEx truck hit a bus that was taking teenagers to tour a college campus in Northern California.

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Bus Crash Tragedy: Investigators Work As Communities Mourn

April 12, 2014 - 11:25am

Investigators don't yet know what caused a deadly highway crash that killed 10 people Thursday after a FedEx truck hit a bus that was taking teenagers to tour a college campus in Northern California.

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School Lunch: Any Chicken In Those 'Food-Like Nubbins'?

April 12, 2014 - 9:03am

It took a Freedom of Information Act to get the Chicago Public Schools to disclose what's in the chicken nuggets they serve in their cafeterias. NPR's Scott Simon reveals the chemical contents.

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School Lunch: Any Chicken In Those 'Food-Like Nubbins'?

April 12, 2014 - 9:03am

It took a Freedom of Information Act to get the Chicago Public Schools to disclose what's in the chicken nuggets they serve in their cafeterias. NPR's Scott Simon reveals the chemical contents.

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Paying Off Student Loans Puts A Dent In Wallets, And The Economy

April 11, 2014 - 3:53am

Repaying college debts prevents many Americans from investing in homes or retirement. The impact can add up — for individuals and the economy as a whole, a researcher says.

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National Hispanic University Shutting Its Doors

April 10, 2014 - 12:04pm

The National Hispanic University in California will shut down in the summer of 2015. Tell Me More learns about the history of the university, and what led its current crisis.

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Many Millennials Expect To Spend Decades Paying For College

April 10, 2014 - 5:16am

When Morning Edition asked millennials what their concerns are, almost two-thirds responded college debt. David Greene talks to three women, who are wading through massive college debts.

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Pop Stars Are Sippin' On Patron, And Teens Are Bingeing

April 9, 2014 - 3:52pm

If you know Ciroc and Patron, you may well be listening to a lot of songs that name-check brand-name alcohol. And if you're a teenager, you may be binge drinking a lot more, researchers say.

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In Turnaround, More Moms Are Staying Home, Study Says

April 9, 2014 - 1:41pm

The number of "stay at home" moms in the U.S. has been on the decline for decades. But a newly released Pew Research Center survey shows a 6 percent increase from 1999 to 2012.

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