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Obama, Romney On Higher Ed Help: Dueling Visions

Many Americans feel like paying for college seems out of reach. How big is the issue in the presidential campaign? The candidates have offered what boils down to this choice: Either the government spends more to help families pay for college or it spends less to save taxpayers money.

Court Questions University's Affirmative Action Plan

At issue is whether the University of Texas, Austin discriminated against a white applicant when it did not offer her a spot. At Wednesday's argument, a court majority seemed poised to reverse or severely cut back previous decisions related to affirmative action programs in college admissions.
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Two-Thirds Of Virginia Students Meet Education Goals

Virginia is operating on new annual benchmarks in place of those imposed by the No Child Left Behind Act, and this year 68 percent of students met expectations.


NPRedchat Tweet: Failing Schools Risky For Kids

Miami-based reporter Sarah Gonzalez updates host Michel Martin on comments and questions from Twitter at #NPRedchat.

NPRedchat Tweet: Teaching Reading Takes A Village

Miami-based reporter Sarah Gonzalez updates host Michel Martin on the discussion happening on Twitter at #NPRedchat.

Can Online Education Tackle Achievement Gap?

The Khan Academy is a leading online education tool. Founder Salman Khan started the company after tutoring his niece who was struggling with middle school math. His new book is The One World Schoolhouse and he speaks with host Michel Martin.