Education We've been to school. We know how education works. Right? In fact, many aspects of learning — in homes, at schools, at work and elsewhere — are evolving rapidly, along with our understanding of learning. Join us as we explore how learning happens.
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If 'Free College' Sounds Too Good To Be True, That's Because It Often Is

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Rice University says many undergraduate students from families with incomes up to $200,000 "will no longer be required to take out loans." Here, a statue of the school's founder, William Marsh Rice, is seen on its campus in Houston. Google Maps/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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Bob Cavanagh, left, and Linda Moore, center, wait in an evacuation shelter setup at the Conway High School for the arrival of Hurricane Florence on Thursday in Conway, S.C. Many schools in the area have closed or been converted to shelters for residents in the region. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Mohammad Alahmad, a Syrian academic, speaks at a New University in Exile Consortium event last week. Alahmad continued teaching at Raqqa University until ISIS shut down the school. "I decided to stay to help students," he said, "to continue teaching as much as we can." He and his family left Syria after the university was shut down. Ben Ferrari/The New School hide caption

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Third graders on board a floating school in Bangladesh run by the nonprofit group Shidhulai Swanirvar Sangstha. Mahmud Hossain Opu for NPR hide caption

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'Floating Schools' Make Sure Kids Get To Class When The Water Rises

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Students assemble for the first Mass of the academic year at St. Bernard School in Mt. Lebanon, Pa. Sarah Schneider/WESA hide caption

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Catholic Schools And Parents Grapple With Whether To Address Abuse Report

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From Poverty To Rocket Scientist To CEO, A Girl Scout's Inspiring Story

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Students and administrators at the Icahn School of Medicine are working to fight racial disparities at their school, including: (from left) Masrai Williams, Michelle Sainté, Giselle Lynch, Dr. David Muller, Eziwoma Alibo, Michael Espino and Shashi Anand. Gabriela Bhaskar for NPR hide caption

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Today's College Students Aren't Who You Think They Are

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Laura Randall, pictured at Mill Pond Park in Portland, gives her son, Matthew Randall, 7, a lot of freedom to explore on his own. Beth Nakamura for NPR hide caption

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To Raise Confident, Independent Kids, Some Parents Are Trying To 'Let Grow'

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