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High-Performing Charter Schools May Improve Students' Health

July 21, 2014 - 4:43pm

People who graduate from high school are healthier than people who drop out. To find out why, researchers looked at whether students who got into top charter schools were avoiding health risks.

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Next To Silicon Valley, Nonprofits Draw Youth Of Color Into Tech

July 21, 2014 - 5:15am

Programs like Hack the Hood try to help young people in Oakland, Calif., find a gateway into the high-tech industry — and out of "dead-end" jobs.

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Next To Silicon Valley, Nonprofits Draw Youth Of Color Into Tech

July 21, 2014 - 5:15am

Programs like Hack the Hood try to help young people in Oakland, Calif., find a gateway into the high-tech industry — and out of "dead-end" jobs.

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In Asheville, N.C., Summer Vacation Lasts Just A Few Weeks

July 21, 2014 - 5:15am

Can year-round school spell the end of the "summer slide" for disadvantaged kids?

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Q&A: Designing Playful Learning Spaces

July 18, 2014 - 10:33am

An exhibit designer at the Boston Children's Museum says kids are 'natural scientists,' and she wants to create experiences that cater to that.

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Q&A: Designing Playful Learning Spaces

July 18, 2014 - 10:33am

An exhibit designer at the Boston Children's Museum says kids are 'natural scientists,' and she wants to create experiences that cater to that.

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Students React To The Closure Of A Giant For-Profit College

July 16, 2014 - 8:21am

The for-profit college chain Corinthian Colleges is closing or selling most of its 107 campuses and online programs.

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Federal Loans Tough To Come By For Community College Students

July 15, 2014 - 6:54pm

Nearly a million community college students don't have access to federal student loans, according to a new report.

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University Of Texas Can Continue Affirmative Action, Court Rules

July 15, 2014 - 6:10pm

In a case sent back by the Supreme Court last year, a federal appellate court ruled Tuesday that the university's use of race as a factor in admissions is acceptable. Plaintiffs have vowed to appeal.

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Morals Clauses Prove Controversial For Catholic School Teachers

July 15, 2014 - 4:58pm

Catholic schools are requiring teachers to sign morality clauses, which have gotten some educators fired for marrying same-sex partners.

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For Most Kids, Nice Finishes Last

July 14, 2014 - 4:06pm

A Harvard researcher says teens feel their parents prioritize success and feeling good over kindness — and so they do, too.

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Teaching 4-Year-Olds To Feel Better

July 14, 2014 - 8:17am

A big national study of Head Start programs shows that focusing on preschoolers' social and emotional skills can help them better engage in learning.

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How Private Colleges Are Like Cheap Sushi

July 12, 2014 - 5:37am

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

July 12, 2014 - 5:37am

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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