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The Start Of School Is Not The Only Risky Time For Campus Rape

It's sometimes called "the red zone" — the first few weeks of college, when freshmen women are more vulnerable to sexual assault. But researchers say it's more complicated than that.
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Q&A: Dana Goldstein, Author, 'The Teacher Wars'

Testing, tenure, pay, standards, business influence, poverty and inequality--the big education issues have been with us a long time, says a new book.
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Florida Polytechnic Library Goes Book-Free

A university library without books? What is higher education coming to? NPR's Scott Simon talks to Kathryn Miller at Florida Polytechnic University about the school's new bookless library.
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In Maryland's Poorest County, Free Meal Program Could Go A Long Way

Maryland's Somerset County is the first in the state to implement a federal nutrition program that will provide free breakfast and lunch to all of its public school students.
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From Black Power to Education Reform with Howard Fuller

Kojo talks with education activist Howard Fuller about a career devoted to equality. We discover how his time spent in the Jim Crow South, his work as a community organizer and his experience in the Pan Africanism movement have influenced his work.

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These Kids Grew Up With The Woods As Their Only Classroom

Ben Hewitt's sons do not follow standardized curriculum; there are no tests or grades. He is a member of the "unschooling" movement.
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The Myth Of The Superstar Superintendent?

Superintendents make almost no difference when it comes to student success, according to a new report.
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Gentlemen, Preschool Is Calling

New York City is scrambling to make good on its promise to provide preschool for all. That means hiring roughly 1,000 new teachers. But few will likely be men.
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North Carolina District Breaks Ties With Teach For America

The school board in Durham, N.C., voted 6-1 to end its relationship with Teach For America, after the current crop of teachers finish out their stints. Board members cited the lack of experience and the limited commitment of these young teachers in the district's "high-needs" schools. Education reporter Reema Khrais of WUNC explains the situation.
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A Snapshot of Foreign Students in Local Universities

The Washington region has long been seen as a magnet for foreign students seeking advanced degrees. But a new report reveals a more complex portrait of international students.

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