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Why kids are reading history for fun

AP history guidelines too liberal for some


Celia Ghezzi is just 8 years old, but she already knows plenty about Harriet Tubman, Helen Keller and other important historical figures.

That's because she's been devouring the "Who Was?" series of historical books for children.

"I like them so much...

Teams find clothing accessibility solutions


Courtesy Maura Horton

"Your clothing vocabulary shouldn't be limited just because you have a certain physical condition."

That is the mantra that Grace Teo and Alice Chin choose to live by after creating the OpenStyleLab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


Professor grows trees that can bear 40 types of fruit

Tree with 40 fruit

Sam Van Aken

The first time Sam Van Aken saw tree branches being grafted and grown onto other trees, he likened it to Frankenstein. Yet, when the process became a full-time fascination, the Syracuse University art professor did not seek to create a monster but a piece of art.

New AP US History teaching framework released

AP history guidelines too liberal for some


The College Board released its new Advanced Placement U.S. History teaching guidelines Thursday, following a year in which the previous framework was attacked for being anti-American.

UVA frat sues Rolling Stone over bogus rape story

Rolling Stone ,UVA rape story


Three members of a University of Virginia fraternity sued Rolling Stone magazine Wednesday for a discredited story accusing frat members of gang raping a woman.

The suit also names the magazine's publisher, Wenner Media, and the reporter, Sabrina Erde...

Obama to offer Pell grants to prisoners

Obama Iran news conference

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It's Prison Reform 101. The Obama administration will soon give some inmates the chance to take college courses on the government's dime.

Mailman's plea for books gets worldwide response

Utah books for boy


A postal carrier has delivered more than the mail to a Sandy, Utah boy, collecting shelves full of books for the child to read as his story has unexpectedly spread around the world.

Spelman ends Cosby professorship

COSBY Bill and Camille Cosby file

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Spelman College, a historically black women's school in Atlanta, has officially terminated a professorship endowed by actor Bill Cosby and his wife Camille.

Discover to pay $16M back to student loan borrowers

Discover credit cards

Courtesy Discover

Discover made it even more difficult for thousands of student borrowers to pay back their loans by misleading them on their statements, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said Wednesday.

Radio show guest says she blew college fund

college, diploma, hat


A guest on an Atlanta radio show who would only give her name as Kim admitted to spending her $90,000 college fund with one year of schooling left to go, Yahoo! Finance reported.

Spending on college soars 16%, study finds

College lecture hall


For the first time in five years, parents opened their wallets wider to spend more on college this year.

On average, families spent $24,164 for college in the 2014-2015 academic year, according to the annual How America Pays for College report from Sa...

100-year-old woman learns how to write her name

Zhao Shunjin

It's never too late to learn, at least for this Chinese great grandmother.

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