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Is Sidwell Friends School Compromising Its Quaker Ethics With Plan To Unify Campus?

Is it ethical for a wealthy Quaker institution to purchase a senior citizens home and displace the home's low-income residents? Some alumni of the elite Sidwell Friends School are questioning whether the school is living up to its Quaker values.

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Dave Isay On StoryCorps And The Great Thanksgiving Listen

Since its inception 12 years ago, StoryCorps has recorded the conversations of 100,000 Americans. This Thanksgiving the oral history project hopes to double that number with the help of a new app. StoryCorps founder Dave Isay talks about "The Great Thanksgiving Listen" and the transformative power of the interview.

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Does It Pay To Pay Teachers $100,000?

Once all but unattainable, a six-figure salary is a reality for a growing number of teachers.
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U.S. Colleges See A Big Bump In International Students

A new report backed by the State Department found a 10 percent jump in students coming to the U.S. for higher education.
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Massachusetts Drops Federal Common Core Test, Aiming At Its Own

Of the 26 states that adopted the PARCC test, Massachusetts is now the 20th state to drop it. But critics of Common Core say the move doesn't go far enough.
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Top Silicon Valley High Schools Respond To Rising Suicide Rate

At two top-tier high schools in Palo Alto, Calif., the suicide rate is four times higher than the national average over the last 10 years. NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Hanna Rosin, who's reported for The Atlantic, on what might be behind the trend and how the schools are responding.
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Corinthian Colleges Misled Students On Job Placement, Investigation Finds

The U.S. Department of Education and California's attorney general say the company overstated job-placement rates by up to 100 percent.
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The Hidden History Of How Slavery Funded Georgetown University

Georgetown students have staged protests against campus buildings named for a former university president with a complicated history in the slave trade.

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Hey, New Teacher, Don't Quit. It Will Get Better

One new teacher in 10 will quit by the end of the first year. One teacher coined a phrase that explains why: Dark, Evil Vortex Of Late September, October and November, or DEVOLSON.
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Georgetown University To Rename Buildings Named After Slaveowners

Georgetown University is renaming two campus buildings in a bow to student concerns. The buildings are named for past Georgetown presidents who organized the sale of slaves to help pay off campus debt in the 1830s.

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