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If These Bones Could Talk: The Stories Human Skeletons Can Tell

When human remains turn up at the bottom of the lake or in the trunk of a car, often its the bones that hold the answer. One of the best places to learn to read these clues is in Tennessee.
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Rape Case Raises Troubling Issues At St. Paul's School, Sociologist Says

NPR's Rachel Martin talks to sociologist Michael Kimmel about the male culture at prep schools that may contribute to sexual assaults, like a recent alleged rape at the elite St. Paul's School.
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Off The Streets And Onto The Syllabus: The Freddie Gray Course

Gray, the black man who died in Baltimore police custody, is front and center in a new law class at the University of Maryland. The professor says the case lends a view on broad swaths of the law.
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In Elite Schools' Vast Endowments, Malcolm Gladwell Sees 'Obscene' Inequity

In a recent op-ed, law professor Victor Fleischer accused top universities of "hoarding" billions and billions of dollars. And Gladwell, a New Yorker writer, agrees — in much harsher language.
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Warming The Toilet: Secret Tales Of School-Years Past

NPR's Scott Simon talks to history and trivia expert AJ Jacobs about back-to-school arcana.
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Schools Chief: Expanded Opportunities Will Greet D.C. Students This Year

By offering more engaging courses  — and expanding programs for internships and leadership opportunities — DCPS hopes to boost overall achievement and give students less "time to be on the streets," Chancellor Kaya Henderson says.

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VCU, Johns Hopkins Take Action Relative To Investigations On Sexual Violence

More than 130 institutions nationwide are under investigation under federal Title IX for the way they have handled specific cases involving sexual violence or harassment.

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How The World's Biggest Education Company Will Spend The Next $2 Billion

Pearson has sold off two major media companies as it doubles down on education. But is all this money and attention good news for learners?
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Virginia's Public Schools Need More Money For Teachers, Say Education Advocates

As kids head back to school, parents, teachers and administrators are gearing up for a fight in Richmond, hoping to win greater state support for public education.
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Fact Check: Is Refinancing Student Debt Really Good Policy?

Student loan debt is turning into a major campaign issue, and one solution many candidates can agree on is allowing graduates to refinance their student loans. But it may not be the best way to help.

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