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The Play's The Thing — High School Productions Down The Decades

Bob Mondello looks at the most-produced shows at high schools through seven decades and ponders what the choices made by drama teachers tell us.
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Federal Court Places A Stay On Order Compelling NCAA To Pay Athletes

The ruling comes nearly a year after a district court judge ruled that the NCAA violated antitrust laws and should let schools pay athletes $5,000.
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Measuring The Power Of A Prison Education

Inmates who took college-level courses while in prison saw a 16 percent drop in their risk of reincarceration.
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The Most Popular High School Plays And Musicals

Bye Bye Birdie, Our Town and Beauty and the Beast have all spent time at the top of Dramatics' high school theater rankings. The magazine has been publishing its list since 1938.
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3 University Of Virginia Graduates Sue 'Rolling Stone' Over Retracted Story

Three UVA graduates at the center of the debunked story about rape at the school sued Rolling Stone, its publisher and the reporter for defamation. The magazine's managing editor resigned this week.
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Pell Grants For Prisoners: An Old Argument Revisited

The Obama administration is expected to announce a new program Friday that would once again allow some prisoners access to federal college funding.
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Teaching Students To Use Their Noodles

A summer program at Johns Hopkins University puts high schoolers' ingenuity to the test — building bridges out of nothing but spaghetti and glue.
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D.C. Council Member David Grosso

D.C. Council Member and Chair of the Committee on Education David Grosso joins us to discuss local public policy issues, including the challenges facing D.C. Public Schools.

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Is This The Beginning Of The End For The SAT And ACT?

George Washington University is the latest and one of the largest private universities to drop its admissions testing requirement.
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The Struggle To Breathe Life Back Into Empty Schools

As urban schools across the country continue to lose students, the question districts like St. Louis face is: What to do with all of those empty buildings?

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