The Opposite Of The Dean's List04/01/15
The Education Department says it's keeping a close eye on 556 colleges and universities that do a poor job of complying with federal regulations and handling federal financial aid.
Activists Stop Paying Their Student Loans
Students who say their for-profit college degrees are worthless took their "debt strike" to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau today.
Students From Troubled For-Profit Colleges Refuse To Pay...
A group of students met with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Tuesday to send a message: They won't pay back the loans they incurred attending troubled for-profit colleges.
Guess What Makes The Cut As A 'Smart Snack' In Schools?...
Frito-Lay has reformulated Flamin' Hot Cheetos to meet new federal nutrition standards for school snacks. That's been a big hit with school kids, but the rules' creators say the snack is still junk.
'Cheated' Out Of An Education: Book Replays UNC's...
Authors Jay Smith and Mary Willingham explain how the school steered athletes to pass-through courses in order to keep players eligible.
Jurors Resume Deliberating Atlanta Public Schools Cheating...
Twelve ex-educators are accused of changing students' test scores in a scandal dating back to 2009. Jurors have six months of evidence to go through, including testimony from more than 130 witnesses.
As Scandals Continue To Hit Fraternities, How Can...
Three fraternities have been suspended or closed this month alone. NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Caitlin Flanagan, a writer for The Atlantic, about her year-long investigation of the Greek system.
Investment Guru Teaches Financial Literacy While Serving...
At San Quentin Prison in Calif., an inmate nicknamed "Wall Street" has gained a reputation for his stock-picking prowess while serving a life sentence.
Fourth-Graders Get Rough Lesson In Politics
Melissa Block talks to Jim Cutting, a teacher at Lincoln Akerman School in New Hampshire, who led his fourth-graders' effort to turn a bill into a law, only to have it rejected right in front of them.
News From The Charity Stripe
Commentator Frank Deford talks about efforts to rattle NCAA basketball players taking free throws.
Closing Arguments Underway In Atlanta Test Cheating Trial
Twelve Atlanta educators stand accused of changing students' test scores, casting a shadow over the city and its public school system since it first came to light in 2009.
Why Many Smart, Low-Income Students Don't Apply To Elite...
A surprising number of academically gifted, low-income students are not applying to the Ivy League universities and selective colleges they're sure to get into.
Amid Rising Concern About Addiction, Universities Focus On...
The Center for Students in Recovery at the University of Texas is one of a small but growing number of programs catering to former addicts at U.S. colleges and universities.
From Afghanistan's Rubble, A Teacher Builds A School Of...
Amid the obstructionism and violence of Afghanistan, Aziz Royesh has set up a school in Kabul that has won worldwide acclaim.
In Idaho School District, Preschool At Risk Without...
Congress has not reauthorized special assistance for rural communities this year. But to pay for extra programs like preschool, Basin School District doesn't have many other options.
A Child Of Slavery Who Taught A Generation
Anna J. Cooper was a remarkable student and, later, a legendary teacher and principal of the Dunbar School.
Frat Banned At Oklahoma University Is Familiar With...
A 2013 investigation found 10 people died in events related to the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Bloomberg reporter John Hechinger about SAE's troubled history.
SAE Fraternity Banned From University Of Oklahoma
Sigma Alpha Epsilon members have until midnight Tuesday to leave their fraternity's campus house after a video surfaced showing several members singing derogatory racial language.
Oklahoma University Cuts Ties With Fraternity After Racist...
The University of Oklahoma has given members of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon until midnight to move out of their fraternity house. A video surfaced of members singing and using a derogatory racist chant.
The Teacher Who Believes Math Equals Love
NPR Ed is celebrating 50 Great Teachers. Today: The story of a young algebra teacher in Oklahoma oil country, who has taken an unorthodox approach to classroom math.
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