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New York's Muslims Push For Public Schools To Close For Eid Holidays  |   

President of the Muslim Democratic Club of New York Linda Sarsour discusses why she wants the city's public schools to close on holidays like Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha.

15 Years After Columbine, Are Schools Any Safer?   |   

The mass shooting at Columbine High School spurred schools to adopt "zero tolerance" policies. Do they work? NPR Education Correspondent Claudio Sanchez and former principal Bill Bond discuss.

Six Words: 'Segregation Should Not Determine Our Future'  |   

Central High School in Tuscaloosa, Ala., was once considered a model of desegregation. Today, the school's population is 99 percent black. One family's story underscores three generations of change.

You've Served Your Country, Now Get To Class  |   

Government benefits enable military veterans to attend college, but accessing them is complicated. So how can veterans pay for higher education?

Pay It Forward Proposal Could Help Students Afford College  |   

A new idea is making the rounds in education circles. Under the plan, states would allow students to go to college for free then they would pay back a percentage of their salaries after they graduate.

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