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'Cheated' Out Of An Education: Book Replays UNC's Student-Athlete Scandal

NPR | March 23, 2015 3:58 p.m.

Authors Jay Smith and Mary Willingham explain how the school steered athletes to pass-through courses in order to keep players eligible.

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Why Some Schools Serve Local Food And Others Can't (Or Won't)

NPR | March 11, 2015 2:35 p.m.

A survey found that 36 percent of U.S. public schools bought food from local farmers during the 2011-12 and 2012-13 school years. A greater number of schools served no local food at all.

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Prepare For 'The End Of College': Here's What Free Higher Ed Looks Like

NPR | March 3, 2015 11:28 a.m.

In his new book, Kevin Carey envisions a future in which online education programs solve two of colleges' biggest problems: costs and admissions.

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Film About Campus Sexual Assault Tells Survivors: 'You Are Not Alone'

NPR | Feb. 27, 2015 2 p.m.

Survivors Annie Clark and Andrea Pino brought a Title IX complaint against the University of North Carolina. "This is not about UNC," Clark says. "We're not doing this to vilify our institution."

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Tiptoeing Along A Balance Beam: Writing And Illustrating A Children's Book

NPR | Feb. 11, 2015 7:16 a.m.

A first-time author sets out to write a culturally appropriate book for children in Mali. And learns a lot about how words and pictures go together to tell a story.

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Cooking 101: Stanford Adds Healthy Eating Skills To The Curriculum

NPR | Feb. 4, 2015 9:19 a.m.

You can graduate college knowing how to build a rocket, but not how to fry an egg. With help from celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, Stanford is launching a cooking program that aims to change that.

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College Life Doesn't Have To Mean Crummy Cuisine, Says Dorm Room Chef

NPR | Feb. 1, 2015 11:07 a.m.

Sick of dining hall pizza, public health student Emily Hu taught herself how to cook — even with no oven. Now she's hoping to inspire her peers to pick up cooking skills and healthier eating habits.

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The Past, Present And Future of High-Stakes Testing

NPR | Jan. 22, 2015 6:33 a.m.

Steve Inskeep talks with NPR Ed's Anya Kamenetz about her book, The Test: Why are Schools are Obsessed with Standardized Testing — But You Don't Have to Be.

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Vocab-Intensive Tech For Toddlers Encourages 'Anytime, Anywhere Learning'

NPR | Dec. 31, 2014 5:09 a.m.

Sesame Workshop's games are designed to help kids learn words and have fun. One New York City educator says it's never too soon to teach tykes that technology can be more than just entertainment.

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Of Carrots And Kids: Healthy School Lunches That Don't Get Tossed

NPR | Dec. 2, 2014 6:38 a.m.

The battle over school lunch pits those who want to emphasize nutrition against those who say kids will just throw that food away. We go inside a kitchen where tiny taste testers sway the menu.