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They're Still Interested: Sweet Briar College Enrolls 300 For Next Year

The Virginia college's president calls the commitments from returning and new students a "starting point'' to get the 114-year-old women's college back on track after a tumultuous spring and summer.

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3 Emerging Themes From #RaceOnTech

This week, our #RaceOnTech discussion has turned up some common themes regarding diversity in the science and technology fields: the role of identity, the wealth gap and the importance of mentors.
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In Surprise Move, D.C. Schools Food Vendor Pulls Out Of Contract

The company responsible for providing meals in D.C. public schools surprised city officials on Tuesday by pulling out of its contract, leaving city officials scrambling to find a new provider for meals that will be served to tens of thousands of students across the city in the coming school year.
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The Anti-Defamation League's Abe Foxman On The Fight Against Anti-Semitism, Hate Speech

Abe Foxman, one of the most influential voices in the American Jewish community, is stepping down this month as national director of the Anti-Defamation League. He talks about his life and lessons learned from 50 years of fighting anti-Semitism and hate speech.

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New Student Loans For A New For-Profit Education Sector

Financing options are multiplying for "coder bootcamps" — small, immersive schools that turn out software developers in weeks rather than years.
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On College Campuses, Suicide Intervention Via Anonymous App

Yik Yak, which allows users to post anonymously, is infamous for bullying and sexist posts. But it has also become a space for college students to post suicidal thoughts and get reassuring responses.
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How Textbooks Can Teach Different Versions Of History

About 5 million public school students in Texas this year will get new and controversial textbooks that critics say water down history.
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#RaceOnTech: How An Early Love Of Math Led Her To The Role Of CEO

This week, NPR's All Tech Considered is connecting with diverse innovators in tech and science. Kiverdi CEO Lisa Dyson discusses an early role model, her work and the need to boost tech education.
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Follow #RaceOnTech, Explore Diversity In Tech And Science

This week, #RaceOnTech, a discussion on social media and radio, offers a front-row seat into the lives of diverse women and men working inside America's tech and science fields.
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Malala Turns 18, And Opens A School For Syrian Refugee Girls

The Pakistani education activist, who was shot in the head in 2012 by a Taliban gunman, marked her birthday with refugees in Lebanon. She warned that the world is "failing ... Syria's children."

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