Obama Campaigns For Community College And Apprenticeships

September 9, 2015
U.S. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden speak to guests at the Community College of Allegheny County on April 16, 2014 in Oakdale, Pennsylvania. The President and Vice President are announcing new federal investments using existing funds to support job-driven training, like apprenticeships, that will expand partnerships with industry, businesses, unions, community colleges, and training organizations to train workers in the skills they need. (Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)

Just outside Detroit today, the president is renewing a push for free community college and apprenticeship programs.

With Heat Wave, Students In Schools Across Region Swelter For 2nd Day Of Class

September 9, 2015

It’s officially a heat wave in Boston. And as the summer heat continues with another 90-degree day, some Boston area schools are planning to let students out early on Wednesday.

After Distressing Year, Classes Off To Smooth Start At Boston’s Only Vocational High School

September 9, 2015

“It’s a lot more put together this year,” said one Madison Park High senior. Unlike last year, the high schoolers all received their class schedules on the first day back to school Tuesday.

Boston Area Schools Work To Beat The Late-Summer Heat

September 8, 2015
(Mayor Marty Walsh via Twitter)

It’s a very hot and humid first day of school in the Boston area and school districts are working to beat the heat with extra fans, bottled water and even popsicles.

Boston Launches Dozens Of New Propane School Buses

September 8, 2015

The new propane-fueled school buses are considered more environmentally friendly and quieter than diesel buses.

As Classes Begin, Boston’s New Superintendent Keeps Focus On Narrowing Achievement Gaps

September 8, 2015

City leaders are touting an all-time high graduation rate and all-time low dropout rate. But Superintendent Tommy Chang says the district still needs to focus on narrowing achievement gaps, especially along racial lines.

What College Freshmen Should Know About Money

September 7, 2015
New York University freshmen students and their families fill rolling bins with their belongings as they move into their dorm rooms outside Hayden Hall August 29, 2011 in New York City. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

When students are on their own for the first time, what should they know about finances? Jill Schlesinger of CBS News shares tips.

Word Change In Missouri Law Raises Tuition For Undocumented Students

September 4, 2015
Yara Puente is delaying her studies while she saves to go back to school following a change in Missouri law. (Sam Zeff/KCUR)

A small language change to a bill in the state legislature is having a big effect on some college students’ futures.

To Get Into MIT’s New Design Program, Students Must Score High On The ‘Love Metric’

September 4, 2015
Students from MIT's first-ever integrated design and management program this week hit the streets of Cambridge with homemade instruments to busk for innovators 4 purpose, a Cambridge nonprofit that seeks to connect underprivileged children with creative thinkers. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Matt Kressy says it took 13 years for his idea for an integrated design and management program to get traction at MIT. When it did, he was able to pick 18 students with completely different criteria from what the school typically uses.

Missouri Has The Youngest Teachers In The Nation

September 2, 2015
First-year teacher Rachel Foster gets advice from her veteran colleagues, including her mother Lisa. (Kyle Palmer/KCUR)

As students return to school, they’re being taught by teachers who are generally younger and less experienced than generations past.

Simmons College Psychology Professor Arrested On Child Pornography Charges

September 1, 2015

Alyssa Azotea of Concord, N.H., turned herself into police last week and was charged with four felony counts of computer pornography prohibited and three misdemeanor counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

Annual Boston Tradition: Move-In For Thousands Of City’s College Students

August 31, 2015
On Monday, Kevin Weldon, a Boston University senior, lifts a suitcase into his pickup truck while helping friends relocate from Comm. Ave. to another apartment in Allston. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Also descending on areas around campuses: city inspectors, seeking to ensure apartments are up to code.

Mixed Reaction To Simmons’ All-Women MBA Moving Online

August 28, 2015
A woman walks by Simmons College campus. (Hadley Green for WBUR)

Simmons students and alumnae worry that the move online will devalue their degrees.

Fraternity Banners: Harmless Fun Or Sexual Harassment?

August 27, 2015
Banners hanging from an off-campus Old Dominion University fraternity house read "rowdy and fun, hope your baby girl is ready for a good time," "freshman daughter drop off" and "go ahead and drop off mom too." (Facebook)

The signs at Old Dominion University were criticized for mocking sexual violence against women, and sparked national outrage.

New Hampshire Rape Trial Exposes Alleged ‘Hook-Up’ Tradition

August 27, 2015
Owen Labrie looks around the courtroom during his trial, in Merrimack County Superior Court, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015, in Concord, N.H. (Jim Cole/AP)

A former student at an elite prep school is on trial for allegedly raping a freshman girl two days before graduation in 2014.

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