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Volunteer Recap: A Bumpy (And Itchy) Ride Through Tanzania

Nick Stadlberger, a medical student at Dartmouth, spent a month volunteering at Muhimbili Hospital in Dar es Salaam. The scariest moment, he says, was when he boarded a dala dala bus.
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How A Text Message Could Revolutionize Student Aid

New research suggests that text messages would nudge students to fill out the dreaded FAFSA.
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The Collapse Of Corinthian Colleges

The giant for-profit college chain will unwind after the Department of Education cut off its access to federal money.
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What We Don't Know About Summer School

Lots of kids spend part of their vacation at summer school, but there is very little information about what works.
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New D.C. Charter School Prompts Complaints From Henderson Over Planning

A new science and technology charter school opening across the street from a traditional public school with the same focus prompted D.C. School Chancellor Kaya Henderson to bemoan the "cannibalistic environment'' between the two sectors.
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Chicago Students Enroll As Boys, And Graduate As College-Bound Men

For five years running, 100 percent of the graduating seniors at Urban Prep Academies have won admission to four-year colleges. The schools work to promote positive examples of black masculinity.
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Big Data Comes To College

The exploding field of "learning analytics" raises ethical questions similar to those arising from the recent Facebook revelations.
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High Court Temporarily Suspends Contraception Mandate For Christian College

The order, which doesn't affect the court's ultimate opinion, drew a scathing dissent from the court's three women.
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Coaching First-Generation Students Through College

College coaches may be able to help more first-generation students make it to graduation day.
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Challenges Facing Charters & Traditional Public Schools

Kojo explores the complex relationships between traditional public school systems and the growing networks of charter schools that share the same jurisdictions.

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