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Gallaudet University's 150th Anniversary

As Gallaudet University celebrates 150 years as a preeminent school for the deaf, it looks ahead at the future of higher education and changes in its Northeast D.C. neighborhood.

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Changing The Face Of Astronomy Research

An apprenticeship program in New York City helps lower-income and minority students break into advanced sciences. For one, the love of the stars was motivation to tackle the tough field of astronomy.
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As Texas Gets More Diverse, Educators Grab The Bull By The Horns

Hispanics now make up 38 percent of Texas residents. One demographer says the state's future is tied to the success of its growing minority population. Schools may be part of the solution.
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What A Small Town's Teen Pregnancy Turnaround Can Teach The U.S.

Denmark, S.C., once had one of the state's highest teen pregnancy rates, but in the last 30 years, sex education programs have helped lower that rate to one of the state's lowest.
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Enrollment To Drop At University Of Maryland, Officials Say

Enrollment in the university system is expected to decline by 1 percent this fall. It will be the first time enrollment has dropped since the 1990s.
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Comparing Law School Rankings? Read The Fine Print

When a school hires its own students, it can bump up its ranking. One school employs 20 percent of its most recent graduates — and jumped nine spots in the rankings this year.
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Women And Wealth: Local To Global Money Lessons

In the weeks leading up to Tax Day on April 15, NPR will explore the topic of women and wealth. The stories and conversations will cover working, investing and sharing lessons about money.
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Ward 3: Can A Single Middle School's Successes Be Copied Across D.C.?

Alice Deal Middle School has been praised for its many successes. But can Deal's recipe for success be replicated elsewhere?
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One Step Closer To Nation's First College Athletes' Union

Northwestern University football players are now considered employees of the college, the National Labor Relations Board ruled on Wednesday. ESPN senior writer Pablo Torre explains.
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School Choice In D.C.

For the 2014-2015 school year, D.C. piloted its first unified school application lottery, incorporating both traditional public schools and public charter schools into a single application process. As parents learn the results of their applications, we explore school choice in D.C.

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