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October 20, 2014 4 Comments

College Campuses Work To Reduce Their Carbon Footprints

The University of Minnesota, Morris, is among the universities working toward a goal of total carbon neutrality.

October 14, 2014 3 Comments

Michigan High School Cancels Football Season Due To Injuries

Caro High School in Michigan cancelled its varsity football season after student athletes sustained season-ending injuries and three concussions.

October 10, 2014 Comment

From ‘The Girl Who Was Shot’ To Nobel Laureate

Malala Yousafzai today became the youngest person ever to win the Nobel Peace Prize. We revisit our conversation with her last year.

October 1, 2014 6 Comments

Why There Is A Crisis In Business Education

While MBA program admissions are on the rise, some experts say that an MBA degree is not as important as it was decades ago.

September 30, 2014 7 Comments

UC System Releases Sexual Assault Policy Recommendations

A UC task force has released its own sexual assault policy recommendations. At the same time, California lawmakers recently passed an affirmative consent law.

September 29, 2014 2 Comments

‘Yes Means Yes’ Sexual Assault Bill Signed Into Law

California governor Jerry Brown signed legislation to make sexual consent among college students unambiguous.

September 25, 2014 4 Comments

Federal Student Loan Defaults Down

The drop has been attributed to an improving economy and increasing enrollment in federal debt-forgiveness programs.

September 24, 2014 14 Comments

Colorado School District In Turmoil Over Board Proposal

Students walked out of class in protest of a school board proposal that would emphasize patriotism in the U.S. history curriculum.

September 19, 2014 Comment

For The Love Of Cello

Reporter Scott Lau reflects on how playing the cello changed him.

September 18, 2014 8 Comments

New Plans To Fight Sexual Misconduct On Campus

University of Colorado, Boulder is adding new awareness programs for all incoming students that address stalking, partner abuse and sexual assault.

September 17, 2014 2 Comments

Three Years Later, Where Is the Occupy Movement?

The Occupy Wall Street, which started as a protest of corporate greed, is now tackling student loan debt.

September 16, 2014 Comment

New Texas School Law Aims To Keep Students On Track

A new law requires Texas eighth graders to choose a career track when they enter high school.

September 15, 2014 28 Comments

Would You Pay To Get Your Kid Into A Top College?

A San Francisco company charges parents for a consulting package based on the odds their student will get into a certain university, with prices up to a million dollars.

September 8, 2014 Comment

Remembering Boston’s Tumultuous First Day Of School

Forty years ago today, Boston public schools implemented a busing program to comply with a court order to desegregate schools. The results were for the history books.

September 8, 2014 9 Comments

Getting Kids Moving, One Parent Volunteer At A Time

Parents are taking it upon themselves to give kids more opportunities for physical activity outside gym class.

September 4, 2014 Comment

Free Universal Pre-K Program Launches In NYC

Mayor Bill DeBlasio’s program commences today with tens of thousands of 4-year-olds heading to more than 1,700 sites across the city.

September 4, 2014 9 Comments

Interactive Tool Shows Risks And Rewards Of The Costs Of Higher Ed

The average 2014 college graduate takes on about $33,000 in student debt. Is it worth it? A new online tool tries to answer that question.

September 3, 2014 12 Comments

Move Over Barbie, Here Comes Madame Curie

Two young women who studied engineering want to inspire girls to become scientists by offering dolls based on real people.

August 29, 2014 Comment

As School Starts, A Look At ‘Paperless’ Classrooms

Google’s new “Classroom” app is winning fans in teachers for its efficiency, but some worry about student privacy.

August 28, 2014 24 Comments

Universities Take Precautions Against Ebola

With the growing concern, many universities around the world have suspended their fall semester programs in West Africa.

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October 21 Comment

Jim Gaffigan’s Love Affair With Food

The stand-up comic gives his particular gastronomic take on the world in his new memoir "Food: A Love Story."

October 21 Comment

Jill Abramson Announces Plans For News Startup

The former New York Times executive editor said her goal is to create a news outlet that favors quality over quantity.

October 20 Comment

Alternate Routes: Lasting Impressions From The Road

Our digital and social media producer Rachel Rohr is back from a month-long trip cross-country, talking with young Americans.

October 20 Comment

Mario Batali Goes Farm To Table

The chef and restaurateur discusses the "farm to table" trend and shares recipes with a hearty and rustic twist.