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Can There Be A ‘Third Way’ In Education?

Some advocates say there’s a “third way” in education, one that incorporates the best ideas and practices from charter schools and district schools in an attempt to make all schools better. Can a “third way” work?

Matt Damon gives the commencement address at MIT on Friday. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Matt Damon’s Advice To MIT Graduates

“As the great philosopher Benjamin Affleck once said, ‘Judge me by how good my good ideas are, not how bad my bad ideas are.’ “

Marty Meehan says divestment is one piece of the university's response to climate change and environmental concerns. (Stephan Savoia/AP)

UMass President Marty Meehan On Divesting From Fossil Fuels

The Board of Directors of the University of Massachusetts Foundation has announced that it will sell off its fossil fuel holdings from its endowment, making them the first major public university to do so.

Wheelock College's student center. (Wikimedia Commons)

Outgoing Wheelock President Jackie Jenkins-Scott On Her Legacy Of Diversity

She is perhaps best known for her commitment to diversity while there, for both faculty and students.

Hank Azaria Offers Tufts Grads Commencement Wisdom…With Some Help

Hank Azaria has been voicing characters from “The Simpsons” since 1989 — just two years after Azaria received his drama degree from Tufts.

Boston Public School students and parents protest proposed budget cuts outside Boston City Hall on Tuesday. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Boston Public School Students Stage Second Walkout Over Budget Cuts, School Closings

Boston Public School students staged a walkout to protest what they say are unnecessary budget cuts and school closings.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren at Bridgewater State University on Saturday, May 14, 2016. (Courtesy Bridgewater State University)

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Nina Tassler, Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito Offer New Grads Advice

An oft-repeated theme with commencement speakers this weekend was amazement at the unexpected twists and turns of life.

‘An Affront To Personal Liberty’? Harvard Sanctions Single-Sex Clubs

Harvard announced Friday that students who are members of single-sex clubs wouldn’t be able to lead athletic teams or other student organizations.

At Lansing Community College in Michigan, students can take advanced precision machining class. Newman argues Massachusetts should make more investments in technical education. (Carlos Osorio/AP)

Katherine Newman On Why We Need To ‘Reinvigorate’ Vocational Education

There are thousands of “middle skill” jobs available that provide a middle-class wage and don’t require a traditional four-year degree.

A simulation doll of a very young child lying on a hospital bed in the ICU simulation room. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

CommonHealth: In Age Of Medical Simulation, Is ‘See One, Do One, Teach One’ Still Relevant?

There’s a phrase that many patients might find terrifying, but it’s familiar to anyone who’s gone through medical training: “See one, do one, teach one.”

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