Mizzou President Resigns Over Handling Of Racial Issues

November 9, 2015
University of Missouri President Tim Wolfe is pictured on April 11, 2014 in Rolla, Mo. (Jeff Roberson/AP)

Students have been complaining for months about racial slurs and other offensive incidents at the University of Missouri.

Ford Foundation Making Cuts To Focus On Inequality

November 9, 2015
Darren Walker is president of the Ford Foundation. (Courtesy of the Ford Foundation)

Darren Walker, the president of the second-largest private grant-maker in the U.S., is spelling out a new vision.

More Universities Are Adding Drone Programs

November 9, 2015
The Autonomous Flight Systems Laboratory at the University of Washington. (Tom Banse/Northwest News Network)

The murky and evolving regulations for flying drones present hurdles to giving students hands-on piloting experience.

2 Young Adults Share Their Student Loan Debt Stories

November 9, 2015
Kristin Bastian righted her financial course after defaulting on $26,500 in loans. She's now a financial education manager at Family Services, Inc. (Family Services, Inc. Facebook page)

Joelle Stangler will graduate next year with $30,000 in debt, and Kristin Bastian managed to right her financial course after defaulting.

Student Loan Burden Sows Fear Of Debt Bubble

November 5, 2015
Students walk through the UMass Amherst campus. (Andrew Phelps/WBUR)

New data shows nearly one in 10 recent graduates making payments on their student loans defaulted within two years.

Troubled Ferguson Schools Try Something New: Chess

November 5, 2015
Chess Grand Master Maurice Ashley, right, shakes the hand of his opponent, a student from Walnut Grove Elementary School, after defeating him in a friendly match at a news conference to announce an initiative by Ascension and the St. Louis Chess club to start chess clubs in the schools of the Ferguson-Florissant school district, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015 at Walnut Grove Elementary School in Ferguson, Missouri. (Tom Gannam/Invision for The Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis via AP)

With private funding, the district has introduced chess clubs, in hopes of improving academic performance and reading skills.

Bringing ‘Micro-Scholarships’ To College-Bound High Schoolers

November 4, 2015, a startup, is helping high school students raise money for college through "micro-scholarships." (H. Michael Miley/Flickr)

A startup,, helps students raise money for college, by letting donors give for tasks a student completes, such as getting good grades or volunteering.

Detroit High School Students Serve As Pallbearers To Honor Homeless Veterans

November 3, 2015
University of Detroit Jesuit High School students serve as pallbearers at the funeral of a homeless veteran. From left to right: Leonard Froehlich, 17; Nick Benedetto, 17; Noah Tylutki, 16; Michael O’Connor, 17; Joshua Gonzalez, 17; Thomas Lennon, 17. (University of Detroit Jesuit High School)

The group of students say their goal is to bring dignity to the deceased that would otherwise be absent from the funeral of a homeless veteran.

Denver Ballot Question Poses Sales Tax To Fund College Tuition

November 2, 2015
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock speaks in support of a ballot measure that would create a city scholarship fund, during a rally at Sunken Gardens Park on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015. (Vic Vela/CPR)

The proposal seeks to fund public college scholarships for low-to-middle-income students with a sales tax.

A Middle School Teacher’s ‘Restorative Approach’ To Student Discipline

October 30, 2015
Two seventh graders discuss a recent conflict that they resolved through restorative justice, which included teachers and students gathering in circles for discussions, at Ed White Middle School, Friday, Oct. 16, 2015, in San Antonio. Philip Carney said that three years after starting a restorative discipline program as principal of Ed White Middle School in San Antonio, out-of-school suspensions have dropped by 72 percent. (Eric Gay/AP)

A recent incident involving a school resource officer in South Carolina has sparked a conversation about how best to discipline students.

Berkeley, Still A Center of Activism And Optimism

October 29, 2015
BERKELEY - NOVEMBER 15: University of California, Berkeley students set up tents after a general assembly voted to again occupy campus as part of an "open university" strike in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street movement on November 15, 2011 in Berkeley, California. Teach-outs, workshops, public readings, and marches will culminate in an attempt to re-establish an Occupy Cal encampment that was shut down by police last week. (Photo by Max Whittaker/Getty Images)

UC Berkeley has been a hotbed of political activism for generations, but students today have a different perspective.

Sheriff: Officer Fired After Tossing Student In Class

October 28, 2015
This three image combo made from video taken by a Spring Valley High School student on Monday, Oct, 26, 2015, shows Senior Deputy Ben Fields trying to forcibly remove a student from her chair after she refused to leave her high school math class, in Columbia S.C. The Justice Department opened a civil rights investigation Tuesday after Fields flipped the student backward in her desk and tossed her across the floor. (AP)

The resource officer was fired after a video showed him flipping a teen backward out of her desk and tossing her across the room.

Nation’s Report Card Shows Declines In Math And Reading

October 28, 2015
A multiple choice exam. (Alberto G./Flickr)

Fourth and eighth graders are now doing worse in math than last year – the first time scores have gone down since 1990.

College Student Serves Up Gourmet Meals In His NYC Dorm Room

October 28, 2015
A dish of scallops and chanterelles made an appearance at a recent Pith dinner. (Courtesy of Jonah Reider)

Jonah Reider’s “supper club amongst friends,” which seats four people, four nights a week, has a waiting list of over 750.

School Resource Officer Under Investigation After Throwing Student To Floor

October 27, 2015
A screenshot from one of the student videos shows the school resource officer forcibly removing the girl from her desk. (Screenshot)

Video of the South Carolina officer forcibly removing the female high school student from her desk was posted online.

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