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  1. Congress Considers Making College More Accessible To People In Prison
    A bipartisan group of lawmakers across the House and the Senate introduced a bill that would allow people in prison access to federal Pell grants to pay for college.
  2. When A Mexican American Student Group Voted To Change Its Name Controversy Ensued
    A decision to change the name of a historic student group has sparked a debate about Mexican-American identity and the future of the Chicano movement.
  3. Virgin Island Schools Are Still Facing Challenges From Hurricanes Irma And Michael
    Nearly a year and a half after Hurricanes Irma and Michael, schools in the Virgin Islands still face big challenges with larger class sizes and limited extracurricular activities.
  4. How Trump's Judicial Nominees Have Handled Questions On Brown v. Board Of Education
    NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Dahlia Lithwick, legal analyst for Slate, about how President Trump's judicial nominees have responded to questions about Brown v. Board of Education.
  5. UNC Basketball Coach Sylvia Hatchell Resigns After Investigation
    An 18-day probe into the women's basketball program found the Hall of Fame coach is not racist but did make "racially insensitive" remarks. She also pressured players to play through serious injuries.
  6. How Effective Are School Lockdown Drills?
    Since the 1999 Columbine High School shooting, a generation of American children has learned how to hide from a potential shooter. But there's little data on what kinds of drills work best.
  7. Twenty Years Later, A Look At Columbine, Then And Now
    We explore what's changed and what has stayed the same about gun violence in schools over the past two decades.
  8. Indiana Teachers Stage Protests To Spotlight Low Wages
    Teachers have been protesting for higher wages. In Indiana, lawmakers introduced measures to improve the situation but many teachers say it may not be enough to keep them in the profession.
  9. A Rare Sight At Brigham Young University As Students Protest The Honor Code Office
    Students allege that the university is mistreating victims of sexual assault and harassment, especially women and LGBTQ students.
  10. Lori Loughlin, Mossimo Giannulli Plead Not Guilty In College Cheating Scandal
    Giannulli and Loughlin are accused of paying $500,000 in bribes arranged by admissions consultant Rick Singer to get their daughters admitted to USC as crew recruits, despite not being rowers.
  11. Arizona Teachers Can Now Discuss LGBTQ Issues Without Worrying About The Law
    Lawmakers in Arizona have repealed a law that banned teachers from portraying "homosexuality as a positive alternative life-style" during HIV/AIDS instruction.
  12. Georgetown Students Vote To Fund Reparations For School's Slavery Connections
    Georgetown University students voted to set up a fund to pay reparations to the descendants of slaves sold by the school. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Hannah Michael, who helped organize the effort.
  13. How One Mother's Battle Is Changing Police Training On Disabilities
    Patti Saylor's son, Ethan, died after an encounter with law enforcement when he was 26. She believes the incident could have been prevented with better training.
  14. A Dystopian High School Musical Foresaw The College Admissions Scandal
    A California high school is staging an original musical called Ranked,set in a world where class rank means everything, and some parents are willing to pay for their student to get a better spot.
  15. How To Calculate The Cost Of College: A Guide To Financial Aid Terms
    For most students, figuring out where to go to college is closely linked with, "How am I gonna pay for it?" The answer — sort of — comes in lots of confusing terms and jargon.
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