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May 21, 2015 5 Comments

Mother Of Student Informant Who Overdosed Wants Dealer Charged

Francesca Sinacori says police know the identity of the dealer, but no charges have been filed, 19 months after her son’s death.

May 21, 2015 5 Comments

Study: Suicide Rate Doubles For Black Children 5–11 Years Old

The suicide rate among young black children has nearly doubled over the last two decades, even as it declined for white children.

May 18, 2015 9 Comments

How – And How Well – Would Free College Work?

Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders is proposing legislation that would make tuition at four-year public colleges free.

May 14, 2015 5 Comments

No Resume, No Interview, No Problem At Yonkers Bakery

Greyston Bakery invites people to apply, regardless of immigration status, criminal records or work experience.

May 14, 2015 2 Comments

The Fellowship Of The Raga

Each year, the IndianRaga Fellowship brings together young musicians and heavyweights in Indian classical music.

May 11, 2015 25 Comments

Michelle Obama Delivers Tuskegee Commencement Speech

“Do not let others define you” was a key theme of the First Lady’s address to this year’s graduating class at Tuskegee University.

May 11, 2015 21 Comments

College Graduates With The Best And Worst Pay, By Major

In engineering, the median salary is about $80,000 a year, while education majors rank at the bottom with a median earning of $39,000.

May 11, 2015 4 Comments

Northwest Indian College Aims For The Stars

In Seattle, a local aerospace revolution is taking off, and Northwest Indian College’s space center hopes to involve its students.

May 11, 2015 12 Comments

Colbert Helps Flash Fund About 1,000 Teachers’ Projects In S.C.

Stephen Colbert, who went to public schools in South Carolina, helped fund about 1,000 teachers’ projects there.

April 30, 2015 Comment

A Baltimore Principal Helps Her Students Make Sense Of It All

Crystal Harden-Lindsey, who is 35 and grew up in East Baltimore, is principal of Green Street Academy in West Baltimore.

April 27, 2015 2 Comments

What Corinthian Closures Tell Us About For-Profit Colleges

We dive into the controversies surrounding for-profit higher education institutions in America.

April 20, 2015 Comment

University Of Oklahoma’s New Diversity Chief: ‘We Can Do Better’

Former Oklahoma state senator Jabar Shumate will join the OU faculty in June. He shares his plan for increasing diversity.

April 13, 2015 3 Comments

Educators Sentenced In Atlanta Public School Cheating Scandal

The 10 educators were convicted earlier this month of racketeering, for their involvement in cheating on standardized tests in 2009.

April 10, 2015 3 Comments

Tips And 5 Recipes For Cooking With Kids

Our resident chef suggests choosing something simple but interesting, and focusing on fruits and vegetables.

April 9, 2015 20 Comments

When Money Is Tight, FLIP Helps Some College Students Stay In School

A group called First Generation Low Income Partnership is helping to make sure low-income Columbia students don’t go hungry.

April 7, 2015 7 Comments

Debating The NBA’s ‘One And Done’ Rule

After Wisconsin’s defeat, coach Bo Ryan took a dig at the practice of taking players for just one year before they head to the NBA.

April 7, 2015 4 Comments

Students Can Live For Free At Dutch Nursing Home

In exchange for volunteering, students can live at no cost. It’s an arrangement that’s breathing new life into the retirement home.

April 6, 2015 4 Comments

New Orleans Schools’ Massive Experiment With Choice

How do families navigate the complex process of choosing and applying to public schools? WWNO’s Mallory Falk has this report.

April 1, 2015 6 Comments

Study: Time With Mom More Important In Adolescence Than Younger Years

Researchers compared children’s behaviors, emotions and academics to the amount of time they spent with their mothers.

March 27, 2015 14 Comments

Yale Is Starting A VHS Archive And It’s Full Of Horror Movies

“Silent Night, Deadly Night,” “Stripped to Kill” and “The Last Slumber Party” – all from the 80s – are a few of the titles.

Spotlight

Peter O’Dowd follows the route of Abraham Lincoln's funeral train 150 years ago, to look at modern-day race relations and Lincoln's legacy.

Robin and Jeremy

Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

May 21 6 Comments

YouTube Sensation Publishes Her First Cookbook

Maangchi's career was born when her son suggested she start making videos of herself cooking Korean dishes.

May 21 17 Comments

UC’s Napolitano Speaks Out On High Cost Of Public Ed, Anti-Semitism On Campus

Janet Napolitano talks about a plan to freeze in-state tuition, and campus protests against Israel's occupation of the West Bank.

May 20 Comment

‘Finding The Good’ Through Obituary Writing

Journalist Heather Lende has been writing obituaries in the small town of Haines, Alaska, for 20 years.

May 20 3 Comments

Pandas’ Bamboo Diet May Endanger Them

New research examining the genetics of panda waste shows they would be better suited to eat meat than plants.