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NPR's Code Switch Team Explores Political Correctness On College Campuses

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Gene Demby of NPR's Code Switch team about his recent article, "The Long, Necessary History of 'Whiny' Black Protesters At College."
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Evangelical College Suspends Professor For Showing Solidarity With Muslims

Wheaton College, an Evangelical school outside of Chicago, has been roiled by questions about Christianity's posture toward Islam and academic freedom at religious schools. An associate professor who vowed recently to wear a headscarf in solidarity with Muslims was suspended from her job this week. The college says it's not because of the headscarf, but because of theological questions raised by a Facebook post in which she cited Pope Francis's recent statement that Muslims and Christians worship the same God.
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How The Heck Do You Pay Off Your College Loans?

It's easy for parents and students to get lost in the college loan and debt jungle. Yet another plan aimed at helping students reduce debt burden takes effect this month. Will it help?
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Walter Leonard, Pioneer Of Affirmative Action At Harvard, Dies At 86

NPR's Ari Shapiro and Harvard University President Emeritus Derek Bok remember Walter Leonard. Leonard helped pioneer affirmative action for Harvard University, a model that rippled across other colleges in the country. He died this week at the age of 86.
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Assessing Violent Threats Against Our Schools

The two largest school systems in the U.S. received terror threats this week, leading Los Angeles to keep nearly 700,000 students home. Diane and guests discuss assessing threats against our schools, and how to keep children safe without disrupting learning.

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Learning Soft Skills In Childhood Can Prevent Harder Problems Later

There's more to learn at school than reading and math. Teaching kids to control their emotions, solve problems and work well with others can help them succeed as teens and adults.
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Low Pay, Long Commutes: The Plight Of The Adjunct Professor

Adjuncts teach most college courses in the U.S., but it's a job fraught with insecurity and low pay. One adjunct with a particularly tough commute is hoping to foster a community among his colleagues.
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'This Is Where It Starts,' McAuliffe Says About Boosting Virginia Economy, Schools

A proposed $1 billion boost in education funding is also an economic development

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Politics In The Classroom: How Much Is Too Much?

Two authors argue that teachers should embrace controversial issues to help students learn the political process. But, they say, context is key.
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Threat That Led To LA School Cancellations 'Wasn't Credible'

Los Angeles public schools are reopening Wednesday morning, after a terrorist threat on Tuesday led to a controversial decision by administrators to close all of the district's roughly 1,000 schools.

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