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Malia Obama to attend Harvard after gap year

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Malia Obama, the oldest of President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama's two daughters, will attend Harvard University in the fall of 2017 after taking a gap year.

No charges yet in death of Delaware high school student

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Authorities in Delaware have not filed charges yet in the death of a 16-year-old girl in a school bathroom fight, Wilmington Police Chief Bobby Cummings said Friday at a news conference.

Teaching teachers how to teach reading


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A lifelong educator and advocate for children, Principal Diane Daprocida of P.S. 94, an elementary school in the Bronx, says she has been waiting for one thing since she started running the school 10 years ago.

Too poor to pay for college, too rich for financial aid

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Gage Marquez's dream is to become the first in his family to go to college, get his degree from the University of California at San Diego, and eventually become a cardiologist.

Unstereotyped: Meet the white valedictorian of a historically black college

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At first glance, Joshua Packwood is the embodiment of white privilege: He's college educated, married, a father of two and he runs a successful hedge fund in Manhattan.

But his life, which began in Kansas City, Missouri, hasn't always been so good.


6 things to know about tuition-free college

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Free college sounds awesome.

Can it really work in the U.S.? Bernie Sanders certainly thinks so.

"Public colleges and universities tuition-free? Damn right! That is exactly what we should be doing," he said at the Brooklyn Democratic debate.

To which ...

The startup helping low-income students see the world

Afar helping low-income students

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Students from low-income high schools have the odds stacked against them. Many are first generation Americans whose families are scraping to get by -- and international travel isn't even a consideration.

Michelle Obama talks about racism at commencement

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During one of her final commencement addresses as first lady, Michelle Obama urged students at historically black Jackson State University to use peaceful means toward making progressive change.

In her 30-minute speech, the first lady invoked Mississi...

5 charged in theft of dinosaur bones

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Five people have been charged with theft and trespassing after prosecutors say they stole 60 pounds of dinosaur bones from Utah during a college field trip.

Student dies after fight at Delaware high school

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A 16-year-old girl died Thursday after fighting with other girls in a bathroom at Howard High School of Technology in Wilmington, Delaware, authorities said.

"There was an altercation that initially started between two people, and my understanding is ...

Somaliland to Ivy League: How one African school gets kids into top US universities

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A small high school in Africa seems to have figured out a formula to get kids into top U.S. colleges and Ivy League universities on full scholarships.

Clinton 'very supportive' of Philadelphia soda tax

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Hillary Clinton said Wednesday she is "very supportive" of a plan by the mayor of Philadelphia to tax soda in order to pay for universal pre-school.

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