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October 1, 2015 Comment

Debate Over Paying College Athletes Heats Up

A federal appeals court has affirmed the NCAA violated antitrust rules by restricting players’ ability to trade on their likenesses.

October 1, 2015 35 Comments

What Does It Mean To Raise A Spiritual Child?

Psychologist Lisa Miller discusses the scientific link between spirituality and health, and how it relates to children.

September 30, 2015 16 Comments

Missouri High School Joins Others In Canceling Football Program

Amid reports about the effects of concussions and two recent deaths of high school players, some schools say it’s not worth the risk.

September 29, 2015 10 Comments

Pre-K Study In Tennessee Shows Early Gains Wear Off

Vanderbilt University researchers found that students who did not attend pre-kindergarten quickly caught up to students who did.

September 28, 2015 Comment

Science Plays Lead Role In New Book Aimed At Young Adults

Ali Benjamin’s novel “The Thing About Jellyfish” has been long-listed for the National Book Award.

September 23, 2015 Comment

Pope’s Visit Shines Spotlight On Decreasing Number Of Catholic School Students

The numbers of students studying in Catholic institutions is falling in the U.S., forcing schools to come up with new ways to collaborate.

September 17, 2015 11 Comments

Texas Teenagers Join Fight For More School Funding

A group of Texas students has filed a 35-page amicus brief with the Texas Supreme Court, in favor of more funding for schools.

September 16, 2015 5 Comments

9th Grader Arrested After Teachers Thought His Homemade Clock Was A Bomb

Ahmed Mohamed was arrested at his high school in Irving, Texas, after bringing his homemade clock to class.

September 15, 2015 3 Comments

When Teachers Get Priced Out Of The Housing Market

In cities like New York, Austin, Los Angeles and San Francisco, the cost of living has been rising, taking a toll on many teachers.

September 15, 2015 32 Comments

Should Public Schools Be Allowed To Charge Fees?

More and more public schools are charging fees for things that used to be free – from lab glasses to riding the bus.

September 14, 2015 4 Comments

New ‘College Scorecard’ Website Compares Salaries After Graduation

The site unveiled by the Department of Education provides information to help students and parents decide on a school.

September 14, 2015 2 Comments

Classes Remain Canceled As Seattle Teachers Strike Continues

Contract negotiations between the teachers’ union and the school district carried through the weekend, with no clear deal in sight.

September 11, 2015 5 Comments

Are Poor Kids With Mental Disabilities Getting Too Much Government Aid Or Not Enough?

A new report looks at Supplemental Security Income, the federal program that provides monthly checks to poor people with disabilities.

September 11, 2015 3 Comments

How Much Do You Know About Science?

Take the Pew Research Center’s quiz to find out. The center has also issued a report on how much Americans know about science.

September 9, 2015 9 Comments

San Francisco Middle Schools Stop Teaching Algebra

Students in San Francisco will now have to wait until high school to start learning algebra – a change some parents aren’t happy about.

September 9, 2015 3 Comments

Obama Campaigns For Community College And Apprenticeships

Just outside Detroit today, the president is renewing a push for free community college and apprenticeship programs.

September 7, 2015 2 Comments

What College Freshmen Should Know About Money

When students are on their own for the first time, what should they know about finances? Jill Schlesinger of CBS News shares tips.

September 4, 2015 27 Comments

Word Change In Missouri Law Raises Tuition For Undocumented Students

A small language change to a bill in the state legislature is having a big effect on some college students’ futures.

September 2, 2015 4 Comments

Missouri Has The Youngest Teachers In The Nation

As students return to school, they’re being taught by teachers who are generally younger and less experienced than generations past.

August 27, 2015 18 Comments

Fraternity Banners: Harmless Fun Or Sexual Harassment?

The signs at Old Dominion University were criticized for mocking sexual violence against women, and sparked national outrage.

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October 1 Comment

A Rare Bipartisan Effort To Reform The Criminal Justice System

The legislation would reduce mandatory minimums for certain drug offenses and largely ban solitary confinement for juveniles.

October 1 35 Comments

What Does It Mean To Raise A Spiritual Child?

Psychologist Lisa Miller discusses the scientific link between spirituality and health, and how it relates to children.

September 30 5 Comments

Bard At The Bar: Shakespeare-Inspired Cocktail Recipes

Two English professors and longtime friends got the idea for "Shakespeare, Not Stirred" while having a drink together.

September 30 5 Comments

How To Stay Sharp As You Age

A psychiatrist and a psychologist have come up with nine keys to keeping an agile mind, including curiosity.