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April 28, 2016 3 Comments

American Students Take Advantage Of Free College In Germany

In Colorado this year, 100 students are taking the German language college entrance test – the first step toward attending college there.

April 27, 2016 Comment

One Student Sees Two Sides Of Philadelphia Area Schools

For NPR Ed’s School Money series, we meet Jameria Miller, a young woman who has been both “have” and “have not.”

April 26, 2016 8 Comments

Should Student Surveys Be Used To Evaluate Teachers?

Advocates say student surveys can help teachers improve, but those opposed argue it could easily devolve into a popularity contest.

April 22, 2016 9 Comments

Student Who Reported Rape Could Be Punished For Violating BYU Honor Code

This week, students at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, protested the school’s response to sexual assault.

April 21, 2016 Comment

Connecticut Students Bring Energy To A Remote Village In Nepal

An elder from a remote village in Nepal recently visited a Hartford high school to say thank you to the students.

April 20, 2016 13 Comments

California Preschools Are In The Path Of Pollution

KPCC investigated the effect of air pollution on early childhood development by taking air quality readings outside child care centers.

April 19, 2016 Comment

School Funding Debate Comes Before The Texas Supreme Court

Patty Rodriguez (left) insists that the quality of your education shouldn’t depend on the property wealth of your neighborhood.

April 18, 2016 4 Comments

Budget Cuts Place Financial Burden On Public Universities

A 10-month budget impasse in Illinois has put funding for the state’s public universities and community colleges in jeopardy.

April 18, 2016 4 Comments

Lockers, A School Staple For Generations, Are Disappearing In Texas

Only two students out of 2,700 at a high school in Austin asked for lockers this year.

April 15, 2016 3 Comments

Nobel Laureate: College Lectures Are About As Effective As Bloodletting

Carl Wieman is on a quest to bury the big lecture in favor of evidence-based techniques. But it’s not clear higher education is listening.

April 12, 2016 Comment

Using Politics As A Teaching Tool On Bullying

Government teacher Kenny Rivera says, “I’m dealing with mainly 18-year-old students who need to learn how to have these discussions.”

April 5, 2016 20 Comments

Detroit Schools Roiled By Corruption And Control Debate

12 current and former principals have been accused of participating in a bribery and kickback scheme.

April 1, 2016 Comment

340,000 Students Out Of School In Chicago As Teachers Strike

The one-day walkout is aimed at protesting stalled contract negotiations and funding cuts, at both the city and state level.

March 28, 2016 Comment

School Children Get A Lesson In Alzheimer’s

At a school in Denver, seventh graders are learning about the devastating disease in a months-long multi-disciplinary course.

March 21, 2016 7 Comments

Affordable College Options Narrow For Missouri’s Undocumented Immigrants

A recent law change means undocumented immigrants will be charged the out-of-state tuition rate at Missouri’s public universities.

March 21, 2016 Comment

Beyond Baseball, Latin American Players Look For An Education

In Colombia, some players are trying to leverage their talents to make it onto a U.S. college team, so they can get an education too.

March 18, 2016 2 Comments

Teens Being Groomed For Kentucky’s Aerospace Industry

A Louisville program is taking a hands-on approach to train teenagers in science, technology and math before they enter the workforce.

March 14, 2016 14 Comments

Taking Tackling Out Of College Football

Starting this fall, tackling will not be allowed during football practice at schools in the Ivy League, including Harvard and Yale.

March 11, 2016 13 Comments

Are Degrees From Elite Colleges Really A Ticket To Success?

Frank Bruni discusses his book, “Where You Go is Not Who You’ll Be: An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania.”

March 9, 2016 8 Comments

A Closer Look At Trump University

The Republican presidential candidate is defending his business ventures, including Trump University, which is the subject of lawsuits.

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April 28 18 Comments

Men Read Mean Tweets At Women And The Video Goes Viral

Two Chicago-area sports journalists gathered the tweets directed at them and asked men to read them to their faces. The result went viral.

April 28 7 Comments

HBO's CEO On Virtual Reality And ‘Sesame Street’

In the second part of our interview with Richard Plepler, he discusses why the premium cable network picked up "Sesame Street."

April 28 Comment

Gloria Estefan Reflects On Her Life Story In ‘On Your Feet!’

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson catches up with the Cuban-born American singer backstage after a performance.

April 27 27 Comments

Economist: NAFTA Benefits Economy Despite Job Losses

Gordon Hanson explains his research on the effects of the North American Free Trade Agreement and why he still supports it.