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More than 1 million public school students experienced homelessness in the 2016-2017 school year. Those students are less likely to finish high school, but one Illinois teenager beat the odds.
In 2014, Rashema Melson was a homeless high school senior who was awarded a full scholarship to college. Now, she is a graduate of Georgetown University who hopes to return to help her community.
NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with American University professor Ibram X. Kendi about billionaire investor Robert F. Smith's pledge to the Morehouse College class of 2019 to repay their student loans.
A teacher battling cancer has to pay for her own substitute. Now some lawmakers are calling for a change in the state education code to eliminate this hardship.
Billionaire Robert F. Smith announced during Sunday's commencement speech at Morehouse College in Atlanta that he and his family would pay off the entire graduating class's student debt.
The billionaire surprised the Morehouse College Class of 2019 at their graduation by pledging to pay off their student loans. NPR's Michel Martin speaks with recent Morehouse graduate Kamal Medlock.
The billionaire founder of investment firm Vista Equity Partners made the surprise announcement in front of about 400 students while delivering the college's commencement address on Sunday.
A first-ever academic conference on the meaning and impact of the jam band Phish is happening this weekend in Oregon.
Therapy dogs at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School got their own yearbook page this year.
The independent investigation concluded that university personnel were aware of the abuse as early as 1979, but that Richard Strauss kept abusing students until he retired nearly two decades later.