Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee in 1963,
(Associated Press)
June 12, 2014

Actress Ruby Dee Dies At 91

Ruby Dee, an actress and civil rights activist who built a career on stage and screen at a time when African-Americans had few such opportunities, has died at age 91.


"Who does Washington work for?" asked Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., after her bill that would let people refinance student debt was shot down Wednesday.
(J. Scott Applewhite/AP)
June 11, 2014

Bill To Allow Refinancing Of Student Loans Dies In Senate

A bill that would have let millions of people refinance their student loans at a lower interest rate has failed in the Senate, after Republicans objected that it included a tax on the wealthy to pay for it.


June 11, 2014

Sex Crimes Increasing At US Colleges

A recent federal report shows the number of sex offenses reported at American colleges and universities has gone up over the last decade. This is despite a decrease in overall campus crime.


Practice time for the PS 177 band.
(John Poole/NPR)
June 11, 2014

iPads Allow Kids With Challenges To Play In High School’s Band

There's a steady stream of hype surrounding the pluses and pitfalls of classroom tablet computers. But for a growing number of special education students tablets and their apps are proving transformative. The tablets aren't merely novel and fun. With guidance from creative teachers, they are helping to deepen engagement, communication, and creativity.


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