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No homework or grades at this self-paced school

The founder of the online Khan Academy is reimagining how children are taught in bricks-and-mortar schools.
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You don’t have to be black to attend a historically black...

Historically black colleges are committed to social justice and view themselves as part of a historical legacy. What else makes them appealing?
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A consortium helps Syrian college students finish school, rebuild their lives

Universities in North America and Europe in the Syria Consortium for Higher Education in Crisis have given scholarships to more than 300 Syrian students.
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U.S. universities attract more than 1 million international students

More than 1 million students from around the world attend a college or university in the U.S. Find out what they're studying and where.
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The welcome mat is out at U.S. campuses for students from...

Students from Arabian Gulf states are thriving at American colleges and universities. See what some have to say about studying in the U.S.
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Peace in Colombia means opportunity for farmers

After four years away, Frank Fierro saw change in his hometown of Planadas, Colombia. Peace has brought new ideas, new opportunities — and hope.
President Obama at lectern, young Africans seated behind him (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

What is YALI? Watch this video to find out.

What is YALI? The Young African Leaders Initiative encompasses not one but three different elements designed to benefit Africans aged 25–35.
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U.S. dominates global university rankings

Seven U.S. universities — with two tied for 10th place — made the top 10 in a new global ranking of universities. Another 54 made the top 200.
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Wanted: African leaders for a 6-week fellowship

The Mandela Washington Fellowship is looking for up to 1,000 African leaders for a six-week academic and networking opportunity in the United States.