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For Some Schools, Learning Doesn't Stop On Snow Days

Even when the weather turns nasty, students in Delphi, Ind., have been expected to log on to classes from home. Results are mixed so far; participation rates seem to drop the longer school is out.

White House May Close Loophole That Sends Billions To For-Profit Schools

It helps for-profit schools capture billions from the new GI bill — including the University of Phoenix, a school with no sports program that had bought naming rights to Sunday's Super Bowl stadium.

Virtual Schools Bring Real Concerns About Quality

E-learning in K-12 is a growing trend, but many schools are underperformers. What's to be done?

University Endowments Reached Record Levels In 2014

Contributions to colleges and universities were greater in 2014 than ever before. Harvard alone collected over $1.1 billion. NPR's Arun Rath talks with Stacy Palmer of the Chronicle of Philanthropy.

A Crossroads At The End Of College: Introducing 'The Howard Project'

NPR's Weekend Edition will spend a few months following four seniors from Howard University in Washington, D.C., to tap into the challenges and preoccupations of soon-to-be college graduates.

College Life Doesn't Have To Mean Crummy Cuisine, Says Dorm Room Chef

Sick of dining hall pizza, public health student Emily Hu taught herself how to cook — even with no oven. Now she's hoping to inspire her peers to pick up cooking skills and healthier eating habits.

Party Ban Is Patronizing, U.Va. Sorority Women Say

National sorority leaders have told members at the University of Virginia not to attend a multi-frat Bid Night party after a discredited article about a gang rape.


Just Your Typical Teenagers Helping To Fight World Poverty

Their goal is to make the world a better place 15 years from now. And the U.S. State Department listened to their ideas. But that doesn't mean they are oblivious to Justin Bieber and Gossip Girl.

The True Costs Of Community College

President Obama has proposed making tuition at community colleges free. But Youth Radio reporter Tylyn Hardamon found that paying for school is just one of many challenges facing today's students.

True Or False? Free And Reduced-Price Lunch = Poor

Poverty is the backdrop to so many discussions about learning. But do we have a good way to measure it in schools?