Education

Education

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By NPR Staff For hundreds of years, Timbuktu has had a place in the world's imagination. Located on the southern edge of the Sahara desert,...

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By Max Bearak Sexuality's spectrum is littered with labels. One that is getting increased attention in the U.S. political discourse nowadays is "transgender." Generally speaking, the label...

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By Conor Friedersdorf At UC Davis, where student activists still hope to oust Chancellor Linda Katehi, critics of their activism are using concepts like “safe...

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Photo credit: Tobias Schwarz/Agence France-Presse via Getty Images By Editorial Board of the Washington Post PRESIDENT OBAMA will have plenty of sticky issues to deal with on...

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Photo credit: Jeffrey Fountain By Andrew Gelman Last year, there was a big scandal in political science when a much-publicized paper was retracted on suspicion of...

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Photo credit: Rogelio V. Solis/AP By Adam Ganucheau Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has signed into law House Bill 1523, which allows circuit court clerks and business owners...

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Photo credit: Axel Dupeux By Alexandra Wolfe Erika Christakis, an early-education expert who most recently taught at Yale University, thinks that adults and children have...

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Photo credit: Dave Getzschman/For the Times By Howard Gillman and Erwin Chemerinsky Teaching a freshman seminar on freedom of speech on college campuses has made us...

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Photo credit: Mpspqr/Wikimedia By Conor Friedersdorf Had Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign for the White House somehow infiltrated the ranks of Emory's student activists and blackmailed the...

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Photo credit: Gabrielle Emanuel/NPR By Gabrielle Emanuel On a quiet street in Detroit, light pours into the back windows of the Kirksey home. In the back...