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Hospitals Fight Proposed Changes In The Training Of Doctors

July 31, 2014 - 12:28pm

The Institute of Medicine this week urged Congress to allocate to community clinics more of the $15 billion it spends annually on training new doctors. But hospitals say that's the wrong prescription.

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Enlisting Smartphones In The Campaign For Campus Safety

July 31, 2014 - 7:53am

Developers hope technology can help stop sexual assaults on campus — or at least provide students with easier access to resources.

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New Bill Aims To Hold Colleges Accountable For Campus Sex Crimes

July 31, 2014 - 5:07am

Under new bipartisan legislation, colleges and universities could face strong new penalties for mishandling cases of sexual assault on campus. Critics question whether they can be implemented.

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What Common Core Looks Like In A Second Grade Classroom

July 30, 2014 - 4:00pm

The Common Core State Standards in reading and math have generated lots of attention and controversy, but what do they look and sound like in a classroom? Michigan Radio's Sarah Alvarez offers a peek at the standards at work in a second grade math class.

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For 2 Senators, Campus Sexual Assault Solution Starts In Washington

July 30, 2014 - 4:00pm

To learn more about the new legislation aimed at sexual assault on campuses, Audie Cornish speaks with two of the bill's co-sponsors, Sen. Claire McCaskill and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand.

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Senators Roll Out A Bill To Curb Sexual Assault On Campus

July 30, 2014 - 4:00pm

A bipartisan group of senators has introduced new legislation aimed at combating sexual assault on American college campuses. If passed, the bill would force colleges to handle accusations more aggressively and provide advocates for victims.

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Senate Bill Would Fine Colleges For Mismanaging Campus Rape Cases

July 30, 2014 - 4:00pm

A group of senators has introduced legislation aimed at combating sexual assault on college campuses. It would force schools to handle accusations more aggressively and provide advocates for victims.

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When Searching For Mentors, Look 'Beyond Race'

July 30, 2014 - 12:49pm

Freeman Hrabowski, president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, talks about the importance of mentoring in academia, especially in science, technology, engineering and math fields.

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Q&A: Michelle Rhee On Teacher Tenure Challenges

July 30, 2014 - 8:03am

Vergara v. California dealt a serious blow to teacher tenure and seniority laws in that state. And anti-tenure groups say their movement is spreading.

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Q&A: Michelle Rhee On Teacher Tenure Challenges

July 30, 2014 - 8:03am

Vergara v. California dealt a serious blow to teacher tenure and seniority laws in that state. And anti-tenure groups say their movement is spreading.

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Report Says Big Changes Are Needed In How Doctors Are Trained

July 29, 2014 - 2:06pm

We spend $15 billion a year training doctors but end up with a medical workforce that doesn't meet the nation's health care needs, according to an Institute of Medicine Report.

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Teacher Tenure Fight Spills Into N.Y., Where A New Lawsuit Brews

July 28, 2014 - 4:09pm

A new salvo has been fired in the fight over teacher tenure. A group led by former TV anchor Campbell Brown filed a complaint in New York state court, arguing that tenure laws are preventing the state from providing every child with the "sound, basic education" its constitution guarantees.

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Teacher Tenure Lawsuits Spread From California To New York

July 28, 2014 - 4:03pm

Why are so many low-income and minority kids getting second-class educations in the U.S.? That question is at the center of the heated debate about tenure protections and who gets them.

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Lessons In Manhood: A Boys' School Turns Work Into Wonders

July 27, 2014 - 5:07pm

At the East Bay School for Boys, teachers try to channel students' frenetic energy into resilience and creativity. They call shop class "work," and emphasize softer skills like empathy.

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Veterans Advocacy Group Puts Corinthian Colleges On Blacklist

July 27, 2014 - 5:02pm

This past week, a group called Student Veterans of America announced a list of for-profit colleges that they claim are recruiting vets while simultaneously closing and selling off campuses. NPR's Eric Westervelt speaks with SVA president D. Wayne Robinson.

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Q&A: How Is The Native College Experience Different?

July 27, 2014 - 7:33am

For Native American students, getting ready for college can be thrilling, alienating, and downright infuriating.

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Learning To Read May Take Longer Than We Thought

July 26, 2014 - 9:08am

A Dartmouth study suggests that fifth-graders are still "learning to read," not just "reading to learn."

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Army War College Opens A Probe Into Sen. Walsh's Alleged Plagiarism

July 25, 2014 - 4:15pm

The U.S. Army War College has determined in a preliminary review that Sen. John Walsh of Montana appeared to have plagiarized his final paper to earn a master's degree. An investigative panel is reviewing the evidence.

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Before Passing The Baton, Spelman President Reflects On Tough Choices

July 25, 2014 - 12:25pm

Host Michel Martin speaks with Spelman College President Beverly Daniel Tatum about her final year leading the oldest historically black college for women.

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Thanks For Your Support. We'll Take It From Here

July 25, 2014 - 8:03am

Many organizations, including the Gates Foundation, support our work. But they don't get to set the agenda.

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