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  1. How To Talk To Young People About The Kavanaugh Story
    In the age of #MeToo, experts say parents are the primary educators about consent, and the current debate offers a teachable moment.
  2. Are LGBTQ Students Any Safer In Schools Today?
    More than 70 percent of LGBTQ youth report feelings of worthlessness and hopelessness in the past week.
  3. Rice University Says Middle-Class And Low-Income Students Won't Have To Pay Tuition
    Full scholarships are earmarked for all students whose families have income between $65,000 and $130,000. Below that income level, grants will bolster the aid package even further.
  4. Advocates Brace As DeVos Preps Policies On Campus Sexual Misconduct
    The Trump administration is revamping rules on how colleges handle sexual misconduct cases. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says she's correcting a system that's stacked against the accused.
  5. Why A High Schooler Started Covering The Supreme Court
    Anna Salvatore is a 16-year-old from New Jersey who has started a popular blog for high school students about the U.S. Supreme Court. She talks with NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro.
  6. Education Department Wades Into Rutgers Case Involving Critics Of Israel
    The Education Department has adopted a definition of anti-Semitism that will allow it to go after anti-Israel student groups. The Wall Street Journal's Michelle Hackman talks with Lulu Garcia-Navarro.
  7. DeVos Loses On Student Loans; Bezos Funds Preschool
    The now-Tropical Storm Florence closed schools, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos lost a court case involving student loan forgiveness and more in our weekly education news roundup.
  8. Senators Demand Answers From CFPB Head After Student Loan Watchdog's Resignation
    In a stern letter to the acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Mick Mulvaney, Senate Democrats demanded evidence that he is safeguarding student borrowers.
  9. Student Borrowers And Advocates Win Court Case Against DeVos
    A judge ruled Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' delay of borrower protection rules was "unlawful" and "arbitrary and capricious."
  10. Under Threat At Home, Refugee Scholars Find Academic Havens At U.S. Universities
    American universities have created a consortium that offers temporary academic homes for refugee scholars threatened by war and authoritarian governments.
  11. If 'Free College' Sounds Too Good To Be True, That's Because It Often Is
    More than a dozen states offer what are known as free college programs. But a new review finds states vary wildly in how they define both "free" and "college."
  12. 'Floating Schools' Make Sure Kids Get To Class When The Water Rises
    Monsoon floods won't stop these kids from going to school in Bangladesh — especially if the school comes to the student!
  13. Schools Face Extreme Heat; 'Nontraditional' College Students; And Teaching Technology
    Schools face extreme heat; a teacher testifies at the Kavanaugh hearings; STEM majors improve earnings; some teachers not equipped to teach technology
  14. Catholic Schools And Parents Grapple With Whether To Address Abuse Report
    Some parents and administrators don't feel it's their place to discuss a recent report on clergy sex abuse with young children. But are providing a space for students to voice their concerns.
  15. From Poverty To Rocket Scientist To CEO, A Girl Scout's Inspiring Story
    When she was a Brownie, Sylvia Acevedo was inspired to earn her science badge. In her new memoir, the Girl Scouts CEO says this experience led directly to her career at NASA.

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