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A Father Vows To Save His Daughter From A Marriage He Forced Her Into

He married her off at age 15 to a man in his 40s with a reputation as a heavy drinker. In his quest to undo the deed, he has started a revolution in his Northern India village.
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District Residents Have The Most Student Debt In The U.S.

A new study ranks Washington as the worst place in America for student debt. But it’s not as bad as it sounds.

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Helping College-Bound Native Americans Beat The Odds

Only about half of Native American students graduate from high school, and few go on to college. One program has worked 17 years to change that.
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Want To Address Teachers' Biases? First, Talk About Race

One teacher in Indiana leads conversions with her fellow teachers and students about race and bias. She's never thought it was more important than she does now.
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L Is For Learning: A New Book On Proven Approaches And How Teachers Can Use Them

We talk with the author of The ABCs of How We Learn. It's based on a popular Stanford course.
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Caution Flags For Tech In Classrooms

Several recent studies looking at computers and online learning found mixed-to-negative results. And they offer clues about how schools and tech companies can do better.
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University Employees Sue Yale, MIT And NYU Over Retirement Plan Fees

Three of the nation's most prestigious universities face class-action lawsuits alleging the schools allowed financial firms to prey on employees by charging high fees in retirement accounts.
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Are Sales Tax Holidays Worth The Trouble For Maryland And Virginia?

Virginia just wrapped up a weekend of sales tax-free shopping for back-to-school goods, and Maryland's sales tax holiday on clothes kicks off this Sunday. Whether they have an impact on state coffers or your pocket book is debatable.

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The Best Schools In The World Do This. Why Don't We?

A group of lawmakers and staff with the bipartisan National Conference of State Legislatures spent a year and a half studying the best school systems in the world. Here's what they learned.

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To Prevent Sexual Assault, Schools And Parents Start Lessons Early

While most college students go through courses aimed at preventing campus sexual assault, advocates say it's too little, too late. Some are pushing for similar efforts as early as elementary school.

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