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Bobby Jindal, governor of Louisiana, speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland, U.S., on Thursday, March 6, 2014. CPAC, a project of the American Conservative Union (ACU), runs until Saturday,...
An Iraqi Yazidi girl who fled with her family the violence in the northern Iraqi town of Sinjar, stands at at a school where they are taking shelter in the Kurdish city of Dohuk in Iraq’s autonomous Kurdistan region, on August 5, 2014. Photo...
Some colleges are adding men and women’s lacrosse teams to draw in “full pay” students. Photo by Flickr user Gary Cooper Higher education is facing great pressure to change, and elsewhere in the PBS Newshour Rethinking College...
Georgia Institute of Technology is the first elite institution to offer an entire computer science graduate program in a MOOC-style format. Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images ATLANTA – Dary Merckens was in the Outer Banks of North...
Illustrations by Ruth Tam A year ago, the Obama administration released a plan to make college more affordable. One of the most controversial elements: develop a federal college rating system and then convince Congress to tie money for student aid...
Oil tax revenue funds Alaska’s Permanent Fund, which distributes dividends equally to state residents. Peter Barnes wants a nationwide dividend system based on shared assets like our atmosphere. Photo of Alaska refinery by Flickr user EricaJoy...