With thousands of veterans home from the Iraq war and thousands more coming home from Afghanistan, colleges across the country are addressing ways to meet their needs. At Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, student veterans are leading the way to help each other navigate the challenges of college life.
Veterans, with their post-Sept. 11 education benefits, have been an important driver in the growth of for-profit colleges and universities in recent years. Some lawmakers say for-profit schools are ripping off veterans, and the government, by luring students into programs that seldom lead to good jobs.
A music-focused math program in the San Francisco Bay Area is showing significant results. Third graders in San Bruno, Calif., who took two 30-minute music classes better understood fractions than those who did not follow the curriculum.
A year and a half after Washington, D.C., and its hard-charging school chancellor Michelle Rhee parted ways, there are troubling questions about the reforms and policies she left in place. As NPR's Claudio Sanchez reports, new chancellor Kaya Henderson is trying to build the trust and goodwill she'll need to go forward with her own plans.
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