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Does poetry still matter?

Poetry book

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Quick: Name a famous living poet. Somebody. Anybody. No, not Maya Angelou. She died last year.

Apple upgrades its education features

iPad Air, iPad Mini

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Unless they have a particularly large and hungry dog, some kids just lost an excuse for not turning in their homework.

Apple updated its iTunes U app on Thursday, adding a new feature that lets students turn in their homework directly from their iPad ...

Columbia University to divest from prisons


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Columbia University has become the first college in the United States to divest from private prison companies, following a student activist campaign.

The decision means the Ivy League school -- which boasts a roughly $9 billion endowment -- will sell ...

When school's out, millions of kids go hungry

Summer kid playing

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No more teachers. No more books. No more free lunch.

Magic unfolds at preschool in retirement home

File photo of child with elderly man

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Filmmaker Evan Briggs had spent a long time thinking about aging in America, our relationship to the elderly and how dysfunctional it seemed.

Study: 1 in 4 kids exposed to weapon violence

Bullying bully school violence


Sometimes it's hard to get our heads around statistics and comprehend what they mean, but the findings of a new study on our children's exposure to violence are easy to grasp -- and stunning in their scope.

Help wanted: Cambridge seeks Lego professor

Legos, Lego contest


Get your cover letters and resumes ready. The University of Cambridge is on the cusp of hiring a Lego professor.

High school senior awarded $3 million in scholarships

School testing, SAT

College is expensive, but it appears to be taken care of for one Chicago high school senior.

Top employers for new grads in Europe

Students, classroom, education


European graduates just can't get enough of Google.

For the fourth year in a row, Google is the most attractive employer among European business students, and also ranks in the top five for those studying engineering and IT.

According to the latest ann...

Why some comics don't like college campuses

Jerry Seinfeld, October 2014

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Did you hear the one about the comedian and the college? The two usually go well together. But, sometimes, it's as if students and comedians are speaking different languages.

Government will erase debt for Corinthian students

Corinthian Colleges logo

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The Department of Education will relieve much of the remaining student debt for those who attended the now shuttered Corinthian Colleges. If all eligible students take advantage, the price tag could cost the government up to $3.5 billion.

Corinthian, ...

Study: Kids who watch 'Sesame Street' do better in school

Sesame Street

Children's Television Workshop

Even Oscar the Grouch won't be annoyed by this. Kids who watch "Sesame Street" do better in elementary school, according to a new study by two economics professors.

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