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Morning Edition

After Decades, A University By And For Latinos Will Shut Its Doors

Monday, May 05, 2014

National Hispanic University's founders wanted a bilingual, bicultural environment with smaller class sizes to serve first generation college students.

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Schoolbook

Arts Groups Scramble to Join After-School Expansion

Monday, May 05, 2014

The city has sweetened the pot for programs that include arts partners in their plans to expand, setting off a matchmaking flurry among after-school groups.

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All Things Considered

What Do Yale Grad Students Want? A Union

Sunday, May 04, 2014

Hundreds of graduate assistants at Yale University say they want to be allowed to decide whether to unionize. Grad students at two nearby universities recently won union recognition after two very different types of organizing campaigns.

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Football Team Helps Make One High School Out Of Two

Sunday, May 04, 2014

The Cougars are an inner-city football team that defied great odds to win its district championship. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with coach Ed Dunn about a new film that tells the team's story.

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Gerry Adams' Arrest Calls Educational Privacy Into Question

Saturday, May 03, 2014

The Sinn Fein Leader was arrested this week for a 1972 murder based on evidence collected by a Boston College project. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Beth McMurtrie of The Chronicle of Higher Education.

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Schoolbook

Teachers, Principals Looking For Big Changes in School Days

Friday, May 02, 2014

If approved by the union, the new teacher contract will require teachers to spend more time in professional development and meeting parents — a tradeoff some educators said makes sense, but others question.

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Tough Lessons On Debt For College Students

Friday, May 02, 2014

This Spring, Tell Me More and Morning Edition have helped listeners navigate the higher education money maze. David Greene and Michel Martin do a wrap of the "Paying for College" series.

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Sinn Fein Leader's Arrest Ignites Debate Over Academic Freedom

Friday, May 02, 2014

Gerry Adams was arrested in Northern Ireland in connection with a 1972 killing. Some of the case evidence is from a Boston College oral history project in which participants were promised anonymity.

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Morning Edition

Feds List Schools Under Investigation For Abuse Claims

Friday, May 02, 2014

The White House told colleges and universities to take tougher actions to stop sexual assault. The Education Department released a list of schools under investigation for their handling of assaults.

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Morning Edition

Many Seniors Accepted To First-Choice Colleges Go Elsewhere

Friday, May 02, 2014

Almost half of college freshmen surveyed last year had enrolled in schools that weren't at the top of their list — not because they didn't get in, but because of costs.

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Morning Edition

American Freshman Survey: Money Plays A Role In College Selection

Friday, May 02, 2014

Morning Edition co-host David Greene talks to Sylvia Hurtado, director of UCLA's Higher Education Research Institute, about the National Freshman College Survey and future trends in education.

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Schoolbook

What de Blasio's Contract Deal Means for Teachers

Friday, May 02, 2014

The new teacher contract includes wage increases and back pay, a streamlined teacher evaluation process and time built into the school day for professional development and parent engagement.

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All Things Considered

Ending 5-Year Dispute, New York Reaches Deal With Teachers Union

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Teachers in the largest public school system in the country had been working without a contract since 2009. Mayor Bill de Blasio called it a "landmark" labor deal.

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Schoolbook

City Reaches 'Landmark' Contract with Teachers Union

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Details are out on a labor contract deal between New York City and its public school teachers. The mayor said it represents a huge breakthrough for New Yorkers because it does not rely on tax increases, and includes health care savings.

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55 Colleges, Universities Under Investigation For Abuse Claims

Thursday, May 01, 2014

In an unprecedented move, the Department of Education has released a list that includes some Ivy League schools, state and private institutions.

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Tribal Colleges Do More With Less

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Native Americans face unique challenges to paying for college, including high poverty rates. We hear how tribal and other colleges are finding new ways to help these students succeed.

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Black Colleges Face State Funding Crunch

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Student diversity is increasing at historically black colleges and universities, but often, state support is shrinking. A new report suggests strategies for HBCUs to win support.

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Schoolbook

Teachers of New Immigrants Refuse to Give Students an English Test

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Teachers at a school for newly arrived immigrants said they won't administer an assessment because they think it is harmful to their students. City officials disagree.

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Schoolbook

These High School Seniors Have Sights Set on College

Thursday, May 01, 2014

With their college decisions made, a group of high school seniors talked about their selection process and their eagerness to move on. "Honestly, after four years of high school I just want to get out," said one student.

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Morning Edition

Is It Still College Without Football?

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Temple University in Pennsylvania and the New College of Florida are keeping costs low by cutting amenities and some varsity sports. But will running this play make them less attractive to applicants?

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