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July 16, 2014 Comment

A Push For Ethnic Studies In Texas Schools

Laura Isensee reports Texas state officials are responding to calls for Mexican American studies programs in public schools.

July 16, 2014 Comment

California Teachers Divided On Court’s Tenure Ruling

Political rhetoric on both sides of the issue risks drowning out the voice of educators, whose take is far more nuanced.

July 15, 2014 Comment

Colleges Struggle To Stop And Respond To Sexual Violence On Campus

A congressional survey has found that 40 percent of the nation’s schools have not investigated claims over the past five years.

July 15, 2014 212 Comments

Melinda Gates Responds To Common Core Concerns

The education guidelines backed by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have been criticized by teachers and parent groups.

July 14, 2014 Comment

FCC Approves Plan To Increase Wi-Fi Access

The Federal Communications Commission has approved a $2 billion plan to increase wireless service in schools and libraries.

July 7, 2014 11 Comments

Little Library Causes Big Zoning Controversy

The shutdown of a 9-year-old’s lending library is causing Leawood, Kansas, to reevaluate its zoning laws.

July 7, 2014 12 Comments

Colorado Teens Help Fellow Teens Get Outdoors

Perhaps ironically, teens are using social media to encourage their peers to unplug and go outside again.

June 24, 2014 6 Comments

Video Game Players To Be Rewarded With Athletic Scholarships

For the first time ever, a university is offering generous scholarships to students who play the League of Legends multiplayer video game.

June 23, 2014 2 Comments

Homeless Teen Crowdsources His College Dream

California teen James Ward and his mentor raised money online to pay for his tuition and expenses at Howard University.

June 18, 2014 4 Comments

DIY Movement Gets Government Investments

State, county and municipal governments are investing in “maker spaces” to help spur start-ups.

June 16, 2014 25 Comments

A Young Person’s Guide To Getting Rich Slowly

Personal finance guru William Bernstein is advocating a strategy that he says will turn millennials into millionaires over time.

June 13, 2014 2 Comments

States Reconsider Common Core

Adrienne Lu, education reporter for Stateline, shares what she learned investigating states’ legislation of the education standards.

June 13, 2014 Comment

Program Seeks To Help Men Be Good Fathers

A program in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is working to help men strengthen their relationships with their children.

June 11, 2014 Comment

Political Thriller Author Brad Meltzer Wants To Thrill Kids With History

The “Ordinary People Change the World” series tells the stories of Americans such as Amelia Earhart and Rosa Parks — as children.

June 11, 2014 10 Comments

California Ruling Could Affect Teacher Hiring Nationwide

A judge struck down tenure and other job protections for that state’s public school teachers as unconstitutional on Tuesday.

June 11, 2014 Comment

Autistic Young Adults Train In The Movie Business

As a “great wave” of children with autism grows up, a new program in Michigan is aimed at giving them the skills they need to get a job.

June 10, 2014 Comment

Police: Gunman Kills Student In School Shooting

At a high school in Troutdale, Oregon, near Portland, authorities say one student and the gunman are dead.

June 10, 2014 Comment

The White House Takes To Tumblr

President Obama will focus on higher education and how to reduce student loan debt in the conversation.

June 10, 2014 10 Comments

More Schools Opt For ‘Positive Discipline’ Instead Of Suspensions

The premise of “positive discipline” is fairly simple: when kids act up, they get more face time with educators, not less.

June 9, 2014 5 Comments

More College Grads To Become Eligible For Loan Repayment Help

The president issues an executive order today allowing more college grads to take advantage of the Pay As You Earn (PAYE) program.

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

July 25 Comment

Ebola Epidemic Strikes Top Health Worker

NPR's Jason Beaubien just returned from Sierra Leone, which along with Guinea and Liberia is suffering from the worst ever Ebola outbreak.

July 25 Comment

ER Physician Documents ‘Lost Underground’ Of WWI

Soldiers carved artwork into the walls of vast quarry systems beneath the trenches that defined the war.

July 24 7 Comments

Veterans Say Suicide Is Their Top Concern

That's according to a survey released today by the group Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA).

July 24 6 Comments

Modern-Day Amelia Earhart Circumnavigates The Globe

The famous pilot's namesake has became the youngest woman to fly a single-engine aircraft around the world.