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Think Tuition Is Rising Fast? Try Room And Board

Universities are raising food and housing prices faster than inflation.

Aspiring Craft Brewers Hit The Books To Pick Up Science Chops

As the craft beer industry grows, so are options for learning to brew. More colleges are now introducing degree programs to teach the art and science of beer-making.

States Review Laws Revoking Licenses For Student Loan Defaults

Montana could soon dial back laws that allowed defaulters to have their professional and driver's licenses revoked after failing to pay back debt.

Mexican-American Toddlers: Understanding The Achievement Gap

A new study finds Mexican-American toddlers are lagging behind their white counterparts.
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D.C. Students Primed For National Competition On New Common Core Exams

Teachers and school administrators have been preparing students for new, rigorous Common Core exams which will show where they stand against students across the country.

A New Orleans High School Adapts To Unaccompanied Minors

About 68,000 unaccompanied minors from Central America have entered the U.S. in the past year. We check back in with a school in New Orleans that took in 50 of them.

New Orleans Educator Dreams Of Teaching Tech To Beat The Streets

After the shooting death of one of his students, New Orleans educator Jonathan Johnson was inspired to create a school that gives low income students practical skills to compete in high-tech fields.

Report Shreds 'Rolling Stone' Rape Story, But Many On Campus Have Moved On

A review of a story about an alleged rape is the latest in a long saga for the U. of Virginia. The fraternity implicated in the story plans to sue; advocates say fewer rape victims are coming forward.

'Rolling Stone' Rape Story Report Details 'Systemic Failing' By Magazine

NPR's Melissa Block speaks with Steve Coll, dean of the Columbia University Journalism School, about its investigation into the Rolling Stone article, "A Rape on Campus."

'Visibly Pregnant' Girls Are Banned From School In Sierra Leone

The theory is that they could influence "innocent girls," says the minister of education. That's a belief that's held around the globe. Researchers have another idea.