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Building The Pedal-Powered Brain: Countdown To Race Day

These middle schoolers have been working after school for six months building their giant human-powered brain sculpture. Will their ideas hold up or come crashing down?
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Student Debt And Rethinking The Value Of A College Degree

Americans have accumulated $1.3 trillion in student debt. College graduates can earn more over time compared to high school graduates, but many now question the net benefit of a college degree. A look at the student debt crisis and plans from the presidential candidates.

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On A Mission To Race The Middle School Brain

How do you pedal a 200-pound pink brain — made of rubber, foam and steel — up 45-degree hills, through thick mud and water without breaking? These middle schoolers have eight months to figure it out.
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Vanderbilt To Pay $1.2 Million To Remove 'Confederate' From Dormitory

Anonymous donors will provide the money to repay sponsors who helped fund construction of the building in 1933. The school will remove the first word of the inscription "Confederate Memorial Hall."
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A Father Vows To Save His Daughter From A Marriage He Forced Her Into

He married her off at age 15 to a man in his 40s with a reputation as a heavy drinker. In his quest to undo the deed, he has started a revolution in his Northern India village.
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District Residents Have The Most Student Debt In The U.S.

A new study ranks Washington as the worst place in America for student debt. But it’s not as bad as it sounds.

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Helping College-Bound Native Americans Beat The Odds

Only about half of Native American students graduate from high school, and few go on to college. One program has worked 17 years to change that.
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Want To Address Teachers' Biases? First, Talk About Race

One teacher in Indiana leads conversions with her fellow teachers and students about race and bias. She's never thought it was more important than she does now.
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L Is For Learning: A New Book On Proven Approaches And How Teachers Can Use Them

We talk with the author of The ABCs of How We Learn. It's based on a popular Stanford course.
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Caution Flags For Tech In Classrooms

Several recent studies looking at computers and online learning found mixed-to-negative results. And they offer clues about how schools and tech companies can do better.

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