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September 2, 2015 3 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.

August 27, 2015 7 Comments

New Hampshire Rape Trial Exposes Alleged ‘Hook-Up’ Tradition

A former student at an elite prep school is on trial for allegedly raping a freshman girl two days before graduation in 2014.

August 27, 2015 50 Comments

Why Americans Are Turning Against Standardized Tests

The public is pushing back on the testing mandate, saying it’s not a good way to judge teachers, students or schools.

August 26, 2015 2 Comments

Origami For The Digital Age

Middle school students in Boulder are learning about a sophisticated engineering process called “photo origami” this summer.

August 24, 2015 7 Comments

CDC Study Says School Starts Too Early For Teens

Chronically tired students have higher rates of obesity and depression and an overall lower quality of life, according to the study.

August 21, 2015 5 Comments

There Are 3 Ways To Get A College Roommate. Which Is Best?

Harry Wood considers the options: random roommates, using roommate-matching software or rooming with a friend.

August 19, 2015 2 Comments

First American-Style Sleepaway Camps Open In China

A New Hampshire summer camp owner is helping to open similar camps in China, and train camp counselors.

August 18, 2015 Comment

A Cardboard Canoe Regatta For Girls In Science

A summer program at Rice University aims to get more women working in science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM for short.

August 12, 2015 Comment

Troubles At The University Of Illinois

An email scandal prompted the school’s chancellor, Phyllis Wise, to resign last week.

August 11, 2015 6 Comments

What Works For Successful College Essays?

A new company called AdmitSee has compiled data on successful college application essays.

August 5, 2015 12 Comments

Student Debt Becomes A Campaign Issue

A young couple in New Hampshire with over $150,000 of debt hopes that college will be more affordable for future generations.

August 3, 2015 3 Comments

Why George Washington University Is Ditching Standardized Tests

Schools like George Washington hope the move will help recruit and enroll more high-achieving students who don’t do well on tests.

July 24, 2015 12 Comments

U.S. Takes Home Gold… In Math

For the first time since 1994, six American teens won the International Mathematical Olympiad.

July 22, 2015 4 Comments

Education Secretary Responds To New ‘No Child Left Behind’ Bills

After several failed attempts, the House and the Senate have passed their own bills to revise U.S. education policy.

July 20, 2015 Comment

Parents Paying More Out Of Pocket For College Tuition

A new study finds that for the first time since 2010, parent income and savings comprised the largest share of college costs.

July 15, 2015 8 Comments

GI Bill Funding 2,000 Unaccredited Schools For Veterans

A new report by Reveal found that 2,000 schools receiving taxpayer dollars are not accredited and often don’t lead to employment.

July 13, 2015 4 Comments

Camp Teaches Teens To Solve Cyber Crimes

The “gen-cyber” camps are run by the National Security Agency, which is hoping to train the next generation of cybersecurity experts.

July 3, 2015 Comment

Kids Books Feature Famous Figures As Children

Brad Meltzer is known for his political thrillers, but he also writes kids books about real-life people like Rosa Parks and Amelia Earhart.

June 25, 2015 4 Comments

California Lawmakers Pass Bill Requiring Vaccines For School Entry

The bill would get rid of the personal belief exemption, and require all children – except for those with medical wavers – to be vaccinated.

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September 1 12 Comments

Favorite Son Hopes To Revive Michigan Football

The story of what's happened at Michigan over the last decade plays out in a new book by John Bacon.

September 1 3 Comments

Living With ALS In The Ice Bucket Age

Corey Reich was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease in 2007 when he was 21. Now 29, he continues to do well.

August 31 Comment

Adapting ‘The Boys In The Boat’ For Young Adult Readers

Daniel James Brown decided to adapt his book after an increasing number of young people told him they loved the story.

August 28 Comment

DJ Session: The Music Of New Orleans, 10 Years After Katrina

Nick Spitzer talks about the music that has resonated in the city since the storm, and how the music scene has changed.