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How Private Colleges Are Like Cheap Sushi

Fifty percent off? That doesn't sound like such a good deal for sushi or a college degree. We ask some economists: Why not?

Q&A: A Union Leader On Tenure, Testing And The Common Core

The American Federation of Teachers holds its annual meeting this weekend. Its president, Randi Weingarten, talks with NPR Ed.
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Troubled Alexandria School To Get New Building, But Will It Make A Difference?

School leaders in Alexandria are preparing for a new school year and a new start for a long-troubled school.

Washington And Lee Confronts The Weight Of Its History

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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'Abominable' Explores Relationship Between Bullies and Bullied in American Schools

The Hub Theatre in Fairfax wraps up its sixth season with "Abominable," a world premiere play that explores the line between boy and man, and man and beast.

Math Nerd Or Bookworm? Many Of The Same Genes Shape Both Abilities

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.

From Calif. Teachers, More Nuanced Views On Tenure

Some teachers say they want to preserve tenure, but add that it's time for a look at the rules.

On Calif. Cattle Ranch, Students Wrangle With Meaning Of Manhood

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.

Lawmakers Unearth Failures To Investigate Campus Sex Crimes

According to survey results released by Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., many American colleges are breaking the law by failing to respond to sexual assault allegations on campus.

Volunteer Recap: A Bumpy (And Itchy) Ride Through Tanzania

Nick Stadlberger, a medical student at Dartmouth, spent a month volunteering at Muhimbili Hospital in Dar es Salaam. The scariest moment, he says, was when he boarded a dala dala bus.