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In Quest To Fell Rhodes Statue, Students Aim To Make Oxford Confront History

At Oxford University, a group is pushing to have a statue of Cecil Rhodes removed. Student Tadiwa Madenga explains the group's objections to the colonialist namesake of the Rhodes Scholarship.
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New Superintendent To Lead Los Angeles School District

Michelle King has largely stayed out of the spotlight-- until she became the first African-American woman to be named superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District on Jan. 11.
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Yik Yak Tests Universities' Defense Of Free Speech

The social media app allows users to post anonymous comments visible to others in the same area. It's become a breeding ground for racial and violent threats, and some colleges may ban the app.
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A History Of The SAT In 4 Questions

The SAT has gone through big changes since 1926. The test reflects the nation's biases and times. Here's our subjective tour of the exam's history — in four questions.
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Be In The Know About Education — With NPR Ed's Newsletter

From grit to great teachers, brain science to science projects, get our take on what's happening in education. Insights delivered weekly.
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Can A $9 Computer Spark A New Wave Of Tinkering And Innovation?

It fits in your hand, can connect to Wi-Fi and has Bluetooth. The $9 CHIP promises to be a teaching tool that's also fun to play with. It's just one of several low-cost computers hitting the market.
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Detroit Teacher 'Sickouts' Close Schools Again

The latest instance of public school teachers calling in sick en masse comes a day after Gov. Rick Snyder's State of the State address, in which he did not directly mention poor school conditions.
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To Be Young, 'Gifted' And Black, It Helps To Have A Black Teacher

A new study finds black students are half as likely as white students to be assigned to a gifted program. Unless their teacher looks like them.
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The Obama Administration Proposes $2 Billion More In College Aid

The extra money will go to students with financial need who are staying on track academically.
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How A Great Teacher Cultivates Veggies (And Kids) In The Bronx — In 17 Photos

Science teacher Stephen Ritz and his students live in a food desert. His solution: Grow 100 bags of fresh fruits and vegetables a week — in the classroom.

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