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Oregon Historical Photo: Early Drawing Class At Portland Art Museum School

OPB | Nov. 9, 2015 6 a.m.

The Portland Art Museum opened in 1893 on the second floor of the Portland Library, housing no art, only a collection of art books. The museum opened the Portland Art Museum School in 1909.

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The Plan To Give E-Books To Poor Kids

NPR | April 30, 2015 5:19 p.m.

Today, President Obama announced a massive effort with major publishers to make thousands of e-book titles free for low-income kids.

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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.