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April 1, 2015 3 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 11 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.

March 25, 2015 Comment

U.S. Universities Accept Record Number of Foreign Students

A new report shows the number of international students being accepted by American universities is at an all-time high of 1.13 million.

March 25, 2015 18 Comments

The College You Go To May Not Matter As Much As You Think

Frank Bruni writes in his new book that there are many colleges that are great, but just don’t get as much press.

March 23, 2015 4 Comments

Redesigned PSAT Shifts Preparation Efforts For High School Students

A college counselor offers advice to students who are looking ahead to the college admissions process. She reminds students they are more than a number.

March 20, 2015 51 Comments

15 Frustrated Students Launch The Country’s First Student Debt Strike

15 students who attended for-profit Corinthian Colleges are refusing to pay back their student loan debts.

March 18, 2015 6 Comments

Changing The Conversation With #IAmAStatistic

Many of statistics reflect African-American men’s experiences in a negative light, but what if the statistics focused on their positive accomplishments?

March 13, 2015 4 Comments

A Pi Day That Comes Once A Century: 3-14-15 At 9:26:53

Just once every 100 years, the date and time line up with the first 10 digits of the mathematical symbol pi (π).

March 12, 2015 9 Comments

Are Women’s Colleges Still Relevant?

Sweet Briar College in Virginia is the latest women’s college to close. We speak with a student and an alumna.

March 10, 2015 Comment

Racist Videos Continue To Rock University Of Oklahoma

As the fallout continues, we speak with a student there who’s been advocating for greater inclusion of minority students in campus life.

March 10, 2015 Comment

An Alternative To Standardized Tests Gets Green Light In N.H.

Four school districts have received federal approval to conduct a first-of-its-kind pilot program that will cut standardized testing in half.

March 9, 2015 Comment

Getting Mental Health Help In High School

A growing number of schools in Seattle are offering mental health services to students.

March 2, 2015 Comment

Texas Charter Schools Get Creative To Finance Buildings

Laura Isensee of Houston Public Media takes us on a tour of an extreme schoolhouse makeover.

February 27, 2015 12 Comments

More Parents Say No To Standardized Testing

A growing number of parents and students are deciding to “opt out” of assessment tests.

February 25, 2015 Comment

Instead Of Snow Days, Time Off For Sandstorms, Volcanoes And More

What do children in other countries get days off for? Kavitha Cardoza brings stories from Saudi Arabia, the Philippines, Ecuador and India.

February 24, 2015 4 Comments

View From The Top: A Wisconsin Student Council President

As part of our series of conversations with leaders, we speak with Sabrina Brasier, a senior at Oconto Falls High School.

February 20, 2015 6 Comments

Should Iranian Students Be Banned From Some Science Programs?

At least two U.S. universities have official policies about not admitting Iranian international students to certain programs.

February 18, 2015 Comment

Uncertain Future For Petroleum Engineers

Six months ago, joining a petroleum engineering program seemed like a good investment. With oil prices slumping, some are reevaluating.

February 16, 2015 4 Comments

From Tragedy At Chapel Hill, A Call For Tolerance

The shooting struck a chord with many young Muslims – especially the friends of Deah Barakat, Yusor Abu-Salha and Razan Abu Salha.

February 9, 2015 8 Comments

University Suspends Confidential Informant Program

The decision by the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, came after the overdose death of a student informant.

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March 31 77 Comments

Is The News Losing Its Appeal?

Young people are spending less time consuming news than previous generations, according to Pew Research Center.

March 31 Comment

U.S. Tennis Association CEO Hopes To Spread Love Of Game

Katrina Adams, the association's youngest and first black CEO, talks about her goals to draw people – old and young – into the game.

March 30 38 Comments

Sen. Warren: Not Interested In Reid's Job And Still Not Running For President

Elizabeth Warren insists she has no plans to jump into the 2016 race. She joins us to discuss her current political goals.

March 30 8 Comments

Unveiling The Pain Of Secondary Trauma Victims

Mac McClelland was diagnosed with PTSD after witnessing another woman's horror at being brutally assaulted. She joins us to explain why she didn't believe the diagnosis, at first.