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UMBC President Freeman Hrabowski

Kojo chats with Freeman Hrabowski, the president of University of Maryland, Baltimore County, about the future of higher education - and what he's doing to steer African-American students into science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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For Americans Seeking Affordable Degrees, German Schools Beckon

More and more Americans are pursuing graduate degrees in Germany, where tuition is often free and many classes are taught in English.
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For This Transgender Third-Grader, Life As A Boy Is Liberating

For Brooklyn elementary student Q Daily, the first full school year as a "he" made all the difference.
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At Age 3 — Transitioning From Jack To Jackie

What would you do if your 3-year-old son told you assuredly that he wanted to be a girl? An Oakland, Calif., couple told their child it was OK, and sad, sad boy became a joyful little girl.
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Former Corinthian Students: Saddled With Debt, Hoping For Relief

Former Corinthian students could soon be off the hook for their student loans, but that won't help them in finding a better career.
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Bookend: Author Mary Amato And The Changing World of Children's Literature

Author Mary Amato shares what it's like to pen prose for the younger set.
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The Push To Mandate Vaccines For Schoolchildren

California passes a new law requiring all children enrolled in school to be vaccinated. It's the largest state in the nation to do so. The push to require vaccinations and the tension between public health and personal beliefs.

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D.C. Charter School Uses Tough Love To Erase Achievement Gap

If you set the bar high, can you erase the achievement gap in American schools? We'll talk with the first graduates of a D.C. charter school that's trying to do just that.
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The Top Words Of Wisdom For New Graduates

Our searchable commencement app is now updated with the best speeches from 2014 and 2015.
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D.C. Auditor Says School Modernizations Plagued By Cost Overruns, Delays

A new report from the D.C. Auditor says that a billion-dollar effort to renovate public schools suffered from cost overruns, project delays and a lack of transparency.

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