May 23, 2013 | NPR · The Chicago School board has voted to close dozens of schools, despite community protests that the closings disproportionately affect minority students. As NPR's Cheryl Corley reports, the Chicago Teachers Union and community activists aren't ready to let the issue drop.
May 23, 2013 | NPR · College students could end up paying a higher interest rate on their government subsidized loans unless Congress steps in. In a replay of last year's battle, Republicans, Democrats and the Obama administration all have competing proposals. A vote is scheduled in the House of Representatives Thursday, but with no consensus in sight, it's not at all clear if lawmakers can keep interest rates from doubling on July First.
May 23, 2013 | NPR · Secretary of State John Kerry is in the Middle East. He's meeting with Israeli and Palestinians leaders in a new push to revive the moribund peace process. For more on the purpose of Kerry's trip, David Greene talks to NPR's Emily Harris.