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The Supreme Court Considers Affirmative Action As Campus Protests Over Racial Bias Continue

The Supreme Court hears arguments for and against affirmative action. And on campuses across the country, students protest over racial bias continue. Join us to discuss diversity on campus and the ongoing struggle for inclusion, community and trust.

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Affirmative Action Fight Returns To The U.S. Supreme Court

For the second time, the University of Texas must defend its limited use of race and ethnicity in admissions decisions.
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No Child Left Behind: An Obituary

Congress has done its part, and the much-maligned law is on its way out. But what will folks say at the education law's wake? Hint: Most won't have tears in their eyes.
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If You Build Affordable Housing For Teachers, Will They Come?

In North Carolina and around the country, districts are facing a problem: low teacher pay that means new hires can't afford to live in the community.
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Medical Students See Their Mentors As Maurading Monsters

Comics drawn by medical students show the intimidation and abuse they say they get from their supervisors. Depression is more common in young physicians, too. That's not good for doctor or patient.
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Google Hit With A Student Privacy Complaint

50 million students and teachers use free Google Apps. A civil liberties organization says their data is being misused.
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At School And At Home, How Much Does The Internet Know About Kids?

Look both ways when you cross the street and don't tell toys your name and address — privacy concerns are some of the latest worries for parents in the digital age.
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Montgomery County Lawmakers Consider Breaking Into Student-Loan Business

In an effort to attract more young college grads to the county, lawmakers in Maryland's Montgomery County are looking to set up a student-loan refinancing authority.
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The State Of Homelessness In America In 2015

The number of homeless in America is going down, but in some cities there have been big increases leading some local leaders to declare states of emergencies.

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How A School's Attendance Number Hides Big Problems

"Average daily attendance" has long been a trusted measure, but the number conceals an important metric in identifying kids at risk of failing or dropping out: chronic absence.

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