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Maze Of College Costs And Aid Programs Traps Some Families

Over 20 years, the average burden for a four-year college graduate in the U.S. has gone from $9,000 to $30,000. The percentage of students with debt has shot up from about half to nearly 70 percent.
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Principal Encourages Immigrant Students To Aim For Middle Class

At a rural high school outside El Paso, Texas, the principal tries to inspire poor immigrants or kids of immigrants to go to college, though many have never seen one.
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Indiana Cuts The Core Without Telling Teachers What Comes Next

Indiana became the first state to adopt, then repeal, the Common Core State Standards. As Elle Moxley of WFIU reports, the repeal has left some teachers scratching their heads.
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Do Black Frats Need To Clean Up Their Act?

Some African-American fraternities are in the news for brutal hazing. Lawrence Ross, author of The Divine Nine, weighs in. He's joined by Walter Kimbrough, who's covered hazing for The Atlantic.
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Gastrodiplomacy: Cooking Up A Tasty Lesson On War And Peace

An international relations scholar is using her students' love of food to teach them about global conflicts. It's a form of winning hearts and minds that's gaining traction among world governments.
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Hazing Scandal Prompts Changes At Salisbury University

A resurgence of interest in Maryland about hazing at Salisbury University has prompted a number of changes, both at the school and across the state.

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Report: Widespread Racial Disparities In Public School Punishments

A U.S. Education Department report finds what it calls a pattern of punitive policies and educational neglect that disproportionately hurt black, Latino and Native American students in public schools.
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Behind The Scenes At Local Public Libraries

Over the last decade, public libraries have changed and evolved rapidly to meet patron demand. Directors must balance the budget, find new ways to use existing space and manage collections that include books and resources, both tangible and virtual. We talk with directors of three local systems about the role of the library in our modern communities.

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Fairfax County Public Schools Superintendent Karen Garza

In her first year on the job, the Fairfax County schools chief is proposing to cut 700 staff positions and boost teacher pay. Karen Garza is here to talk about education.

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Audit Finds Evidence Of Cheating On Tests At Four D.C. Schools

A review of test-taking at 195 schools in D.C. found evidence of cheating at four of the schools.

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