NPR - Education Trump On Education Department: 'Reverse This Federal Power Grab' 2017-04-29T06:05:00.000000000-04:00 Our weekly education news roundup: State officials criticize DeVos on student loan protections; and typos torpedo some grant applications for low-income students. Georgetown University To Offer Slave Descendants Preferential Admissions 2017-04-28T16:31:10.000000000-04:00 When Georgetown University announced they were going to try to make reparations to descendants of slaves held by the university more than a century ago, it raised tough questions for the families who stand to receive the reparations. Georgetown is offering preferential admissions to descendants, ... At TED This Week, Two Speakers Got To The Root Of Things 2017-04-28T15:31:00.000000000-04:00 At the TED Conference in Vancouver this week, two Fellows, Devita Davison and Damon Davis talked about putting ideas to work to invigorate marginalized communities from within. 19th Century Princess And Cookbook Author Was Also Georgia's First Feminist 2017-04-28T13:38:00.000000000-04:00 Princess Barbare Jorjadze is renowned for her cookbook. But she spent most of her life writing letters, poems and essays, to fight for a greater public role for Georgian women. A Path Out Of Poverty: Career Training + Quality Pre K 2017-04-28T06:00:00.000000000-04:00 A new study on an innovative program in Tulsa, Okla., that links quality Head Start services with job training and parental support shows it's improving the lives of both mothers and their children. Who Gains And Who's Left Out Of Georgetown's Reparations Plan 2017-04-28T05:04:00.000000000-04:00 Georgetown University says it will try to atone to the descendants of slaves sold more than a century ago. One concrete step is "preferential admissions" for descendants, but it doesn't help everyone. This Week In Race: Fox Sued, Schools Resegregate, Shea Moisture Gets Thirsty 2017-04-28T03:01:00.000000000-04:00 A racial discrimination suit is filed against Fox. Is an Alabama school district getting around integration? Shea Moisture apologizes for a commercial. And, there's a new philanthropist in town. West Virginia State University Says It Is Suing Dow Chemical For Contamination 2017-04-27T18:23:00.000000000-04:00 The school alleges the chemical manufacturing giant is responsible for the elevated levels of three likely carcinogens in its groundwater. Its lawsuit asks that the company provide for their removal. After Ann Coulter Speech Cancellation, Protesters Rally At Berkeley 2017-04-27T18:08:00.000000000-04:00 The university and city of Berkeley saw dueling, but peaceful demonstrations with police on hand. Coulter suggested that she might "swing by" to greet supporters but never did. After Ann Coulter Backs Out Of Visit, UC Berkeley Braces For Free Speech Rallies 2017-04-27T16:20:00.000000000-04:00 UC Berkeley expects more unrest on Thursday. Conservative groups charge the campus with censorship after it canceled speeches by provocative speakers over safety concerns.