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Sparkle Unicorns And Fart Ninjas: What Parents Can Do About Gendered Toys Toys are more pink and blue than ever before, experts say. But before you ban the sparkle unicorns and foam-dart blasters, consider other ways to help kids expand their play possibilities. Duke Whistleblower Gets More Than $33 Million In Research Fraud Settlement Duke University is paying the U.S. government $112.5 million to settle accusations that it submitted bogus data to win federal research grants. This Refugee Was A Daydream Believer When It Came To College John Awiel Chol Diing and his family fled South Sudan when he was 4. He grew up in camps but always hoped he'd find a way out of the "end zone." Trump Turns To Higher Education; Selective New York City Schools Lack Diversity Also in this week's roundup: the White House outlined its proposals on the Higher Education Act, and only 7 black students were admitted into one of New York's most selective high schools. How Admissions Really Work: If The College Admissions Scandal Shocked You, Read This There are lots of legal ways that wealthy students get into America's top schools.
Students In Ukraine Learn How To Spot Fake Stories, Propaganda And Hate Speech A new report says students who received media literacy training were 18 percent better at identifying false reports than students without the lessons. Girls gained more knowledge than boys. Charlottesville Schools Closed Following 'Racially Charged' Threat Police say they have arrested a 17-year-old male for allegedly making threats targeting specific ethnic groups at Virginia's Charlottesville High School. Trump And Universities In Fight Over Free Speech, Federal Research Funding The president signed an executive order on Thursday conditioning research grants on "compliance with the First Amendment." Amid Admissions Scandal, USC Announces New President Rachel Martin talks to Carol Folt, incoming president of the University of Southern California, about the admissions scandal which sparked anger over inequity in the country's college system. 'I Can Exist Here': On Gender Identity, Some Colleges Are Opening Up A decade ago, one university started putting pronouns on course rosters. Today, it's not alone.
College Admissions Scandal Could Make It Harder To Get Testing Accommodations NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Wall Street Journal higher education reporter Doug Belkin about the rise of accommodations during ACT and SAT testing, following news of the college admissions scandal. How To Raise Boys What does "be a man" even mean? USC Suspends Accounts Of Students Allegedly Linked To Admissions Bribery Scandal "This prevents the students from registering for classes or acquiring transcripts while their cases are under review," officials said, as they scramble to restore trust in the application process. Freshman Class For NYC's Top Public High School Includes 7 Black Students Out Of 895 Next fall, the freshman class at New York City's top public high school will include seven black students out of 895. NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with New York Times reporter Eliza Shapiro about the disparity. U.S. Mathematician Becomes First Woman To Win Abel Prize, 'Math's Nobel' "I find that I am bored with anything I understand," Karen Uhlenbeck once said. That sentiment is part of why she won what many call the Nobel of mathematics Tuesday.