NPR - Education Trump Turns To Higher Education; And A Selective New York City High School Struggles With Diversity 2019-03-24T07:00:58.000000000-04:00 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. This Refugee Was A Daydream Believer When It Came To College 2019-03-24T07:00:58.000000000-04:00 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." How Admissions Really Work: If The College Admissions Scandal Shocked You, Read This 2019-03-23T09:15:44.000000000-04:00 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 2019-03-22T18:25:20.000000000-04:00 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 2019-03-22T14:31:02.000000000-04:00 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 2019-03-22T10:14:58.000000000-04:00 The president signed an executive order on Thursday conditioning research grants on "compliance with the First Amendment." Amid Admissions Scandal, USC Announces New President 2019-03-22T05:05:00.000000000-04:00 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 2019-03-21T10:00:00.000000000-04:00 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 2019-03-20T16:24:00.000000000-04:00 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. USC Suspends Accounts Of Students Allegedly Linked To Admissions Bribery Scandal 2019-03-19T19:31:12.000000000-04:00 "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.