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Study Finds Education Does Not Close Racial Wealth Gap

New research by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis shows education does not help black and Hispanic college graduates protect their wealth the same way it does for their white and Asian counterparts.
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Student Loan Debt And What Presidential Candidates Are Saying About Soaring College Costs

A new report from the Federal Reserve says student loan debt now surpasses what people owe on their cars and credit cards.

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When A Budget Motel Is 'Home,' There's Little Room For Childhood

In San Bernardino County, nearly one-tenth of public school students are homeless. For many, that means living in rundown motels — and coping with troubling conditions long before they get to class.
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Models For Failure: The Staggering Figures Behind Some Troubled Schools

Tampa Bay Times reporters Michael LaForgia and Cara Fitzpatrick speak with NPR's Tess Vigeland about their yearlong investigation into five of Florida's worst-performing schools.
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New Orleans Schools, 10 Years After Katrina: Beacon Or Warning?

The system has shown the largest, fastest improvement of any district in the nation, and yet it still ranks second from the bottom in the state.
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'Sesame Street' Heads To HBO. Is It A Win-Win For Kids?

Will the deal with HBO mean Elmo and Big Bird reach fewer low-income children ... or more?

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Reimagining College Park

University of Maryland President Wallace Loh is leading an effort to transform College Park and boost its appeal. He joins Kojo and architect Roger Lewis to talk about his vision for a renovated college town.

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5 Big Ideas That Don't Work In Education

A famous researcher slams popular ideas in a controversial new paper.
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Research Biologist Coins Term 'Kilo-Author' For Scientific Journal Articles

NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Zen Faulkes of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley about the term, which describes the trend of adding more names as contributors to science journal articles.
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Curbing Sexual Assault Becomes Big Business On Campus

It was once a tiny niche market, but it's now an exploding industry as schools look to comply with new rules that require them to offer programs to raise awareness and lower risk.

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