Education

  • Thousands of students apply to college each year using the online Common Application. But a flawed overhaul of the system has left many students and parents frustrated.
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    6:39pm Oct 16, 2013
    National National Education

    More Angst For College Applicants: A Glitchy Common App

    Applying to college is stressful at the best of times. But technical flaws in the online Common Application, used by hundreds of colleges, have sparked panic among some high school seniors. With deadlines approaching, some schools are making backup plans — like a return to mail or even faxed applications.
  • 11:47am Oct 16, 2013
    Science Science Education

    Why College Freshmen May Feel Like Impostors On Campus

    Psychologist Greg Walton has found that a simple intervention can help many students get the most out of college. The trick is in helping students see that setbacks are temporary, and often don't have larger implications.
  • 5:06am Oct 02, 2013
    World News World News Education

    Dekle First Female President At An Iraqi University

    Dawn Dekle has made a career out of running schools in conflict zones. She is the newest president of the American University of Iraq. Previously, she was provost of the American University of Afghanistan. Renee Montagne talks to Dekle about her unique work.
  • A large, empty classroom.
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    7:19pm Sep 26, 2013
    National National Education

    College Board 'Concerned' About Low SAT Scores

    Roughly 6 in 10 college-bound high school students who took the SAT in 2013 performed poorly. The sponsor of the test wants to work with schools to help students do better, but some say the group is really concerned with trying to keep the test relevant.
  • The Common Core Standards establish academic expectations across states in math and English language arts.
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    2:51pm Sep 23, 2013
    National National Education

    In Push For 'Common' Standards, Many Parents Left Uneducated

    The Common Core initiative would standardize academic goals nationwide. Forty-five states have signed on, but lawmakers in some states are rethinking their support. While both sides are stepping up their messaging, a poll out this month shows 62 percent of Americans have never heard of Common Core.
  • Fourth year Tulane medical school student Neha Solanki (far right) preps a Greek frittata during a class at Johnson & Wales.
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    9:26am Sep 19, 2013
    National National Arts Health & Safety Education

    Just What The Doctor Ordered: Med Students Team With Chefs

    Tulane medical students are trading in their scrubs for chefs whites. They've teamed up with culinary students at Johnson & Wales University as part of an innovative new program designed to teach both groups how good nutrition can help stave off lifestyle diseases.
  • Judy Bonner, the University of Alabama's new president, when the school's championship football team visited the White House on April 19, 2012.
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    8:48pm Sep 18, 2013
    National National Education

    University Of Alabama Moves To Integrate Greek System

    White sorority members told the school's student newspaper they wanted to recruit at least two black candidates, but their names were removed before members could vote on them. University President Judy Bonner has ordered sororities to use an open bidding process, which allows them to add new members at any time.
  • 4:49am Sep 18, 2013
    Economy Economy Education

    Should It Take 2 Or 3 Years To Earn A Law Degree?

    President Obama, a Harvard Law grad and former law professor, has suggested that students can learn all they need to take the bar exam in two years. That would save them tens of thousands of dollars. But it would also cost law schools millions of dollars in tuition revenue.