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The Largest For-Profit College Shutdown In History

Monday, April 27, 2015

Students say goodbye to Corinthian Colleges ... but not necessarily to their debt.

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If Walls Could Talk: What Lead Is Doing To Our Students

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

A new study says Massachusetts' aggressive effort to lower lead exposure has also improved student performance.

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New Research Shows Free Online Courses Didn't Grow As Expected

Saturday, April 11, 2015

A new study of free, online college courses says that growth fell short of early expectations, as well as a pattern among users: mostly college-educated, including a surprising number of teachers.

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Think Tuition Is Rising Fast? Try Room And Board

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Universities are raising food and housing prices faster than inflation.

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Activists Stop Paying Their Student Loans

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Students who say their for-profit college degrees are worthless took their "debt strike" to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Tuesday.

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Are Women's Colleges Doomed? What Sweet Briar's Demise Tells Us

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Administrators say that the Virginia institution has been grappling with financial troubles for decades. And they blame an increasing lack of interest in single-sex education.

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All Things Considered

Why Many Smart, Low-Income Students Don't Apply To Elite Schools

Monday, March 16, 2015

A surprising number of gifted seniors are not applying to the Ivy League universities and selective colleges they'd be sure to get into.

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Six Things We Learned At South By Southwest EDU

Sunday, March 15, 2015

At the annual event in Austin, Texas: Big data, privacy, physics and the power of Twitter.

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The School Where Everyone Fills Out The FAFSA

Friday, March 06, 2015

At a Chicago high school, 100 percent completion isn't the goal. It's expected.

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The Legacy Of Booker T. Washington Revisited

Thursday, March 05, 2015

In the centennial year of Booker T. Washington's death, for our 50 Great Teachers project NPR Ed decided to look back at his leadership.

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Fresh Air

Prepare For 'The End Of College': Here's What Free Higher Ed Looks Like

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

In his new book, Kevin Carey envisions a future in which online education programs solve two of colleges' biggest problems: costs and admissions.

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All Things Considered

Where Have All The Teachers Gone?

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Enrollment at teacher training programs is down in many parts of the country, raising fears of a looming teacher shortage.

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College: I'll Only Go If I Know (That I Can Afford It)

Monday, March 02, 2015

New research shows if students don't think they can afford college, they may not even apply.

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A Glut Of Ph.Ds Means Long Odds Of Getting Jobs

Friday, February 27, 2015

Only 1 in 5 Ph.Ds in science, engineering and health end up with faculty teaching or research positions within five years of completing their degrees. But universities keep churning them out.

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5 Lessons Education Research Taught Us In 2014

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Lessons from a handful of the most-viewed papers from the American Educational Research Association last year.

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Morning Edition

How We Talk About Our Teachers

Monday, February 23, 2015

The words college students use to describe their professors say a lot about how men and women are judged differently.

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All Things Considered

A Sophisticated Version Of Guess The Grape — But Is It A Sport?

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

For a half-century, Oxford and Cambridge have competed against each other in blind wine tasting. The big match is this week.

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Morning Edition

Fitting In On Campus: Challenges For First-Generation Students

Monday, February 16, 2015

When students are the first in their family to go to college, they often feel out of place. Many say they need more help from their schools.

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These Are A Few Of Our Favorite Teachers

Thursday, February 05, 2015

In our 50 Great Teachers project, we're telling stories of great teachers. Here are some from our own lives.

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All Things Considered

The True Costs Of Community College

Friday, January 30, 2015

President Obama has proposed making tuition at community colleges free. But Youth Radio reporter Tylyn Hardamon found that paying for school is just one of many challenges facing today's students.

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