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February 2, 2016 Comment

High School Players Ready To Commit On National Signing Day

Increasingly, the day, and the hype around it, have provided fodder to the critics who say college football is anything but amateur.

February 1, 2016 18 Comments

Former Harvard President: Don’t Shut Down Controversial Speech On Campus

Larry Summers says he’s concerned when university leaders tell their faculties that certain kinds of arguments are not acceptable.

January 29, 2016 2 Comments

Elon Musk Called For A ‘Hyperloop’ And These Students Answered

The inventor and billionaire laid out an idea – a sort of “moonshot” for transportation. Now, the finalists will pitch their prototypes.

January 28, 2016 9 Comments

Detroit ‘Sickouts’: What The Teachers Want

The teachers union has been in a dispute over conditions and salaries, and has staged several “sickouts” in recent weeks.

January 21, 2016 19 Comments

Illinois Budget Impasse Halts Student Scholarships

About 128,000 college students in Illinois who are receiving MAP education grants are no longer getting that money from the state.

January 18, 2016 Comment

In LA, Many Latino Children Are Missing Out On Preschool

Researchers found there are not enough childcare seats in Los Angeles, one of the largest population centers for Latino children.

January 11, 2016 2 Comments

Addressing The Lack Of Diversity At American Art Museums

After a recent report found very little diversity among art museum staff, the Mellon Foundation started a program to change that.

January 11, 2016 4 Comments

Atlanta Program Aims To Break Cycle Of Generational Poverty

The Agape Youth and Family Center offers after-school programs for young children and in-school support for older students.

January 8, 2016 5 Comments

College Football Players Disqualified By Concussions Are Recruited Back

A murky system of rules allows players disqualified for concussions to play elsewhere, according to a STAT investigation.

January 8, 2016 2 Comments

Pot Use Penalties Being Reduced For Some College Athletes

This comes after the NCAA’s chief medical officer said the organization should not be testing for recreational drugs in the first place.

January 7, 2016 Comment

Now Is The Time To File Your FAFSA

Wading through financial aid forms can be a huge burden on parents and students alike. College counselor Lisa Micele shares tips.

January 6, 2016 6 Comments

New York State To Help Some Graduates Repay Student Loans

If you graduated after December 2014 from a school in New York state and make less than $50,000 a year, you may be eligible.

January 6, 2016 4 Comments

New Math Program Focuses On One Kid At A Time

Jenny Brundin of Colorado Public Radio visits a Denver middle school piloting a program called Teach to One that makes math personal.

January 4, 2016 2 Comments

Young Refugee Poets Turn To Food For Inspiration

A Seattle poet is helping teenage refugees to write about their experiences through poetry themed around food.

January 1, 2016 7 Comments

Reclaiming Conversation By Ditching Our Devices

This professor is worried about technology’s influence on us – on our conversations, creativity, and ability to empathize with each other.

January 1, 2016 3 Comments

Remembering WWII Veteran Susumu Ito

The Harvard professor, who served in one of the most decorated units in American military history, died in September at the age of 96.

December 31, 2015 41 Comments

‘Manspreading’ Makes List Of Words Banished For ‘General Uselessness’

Lake Superior State University’s list includes the phrase, which refers to how men often take up too much space on public transportation.

December 24, 2015 Comment

Muslim Students Get Mixed Reactions After San Bernardino Shooting

While advocacy groups say there’s been an uptick in anti-Muslim incidents, Muslim students are experiencing everything from namecalling to support.

December 23, 2015 7 Comments

When Is A Space ‘Safe’?

Youth Radio contributor Myles Bess unpacks the phrase, which has been making headlines nationally for its use in student protests.

December 22, 2015 2 Comments

The Importance Of Reading Fiction In School

A new study has found that American children are reading less fiction in school. We speak to an education professor about its importance.

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February 4 4 Comments

Susan Tedeschi And Derek Trucks Talk Music And Marriage

The duo talks about their new album, "Let Me Get By," and about making music together as Tedeschi Trucks Band.

February 4 Comment

Do Babies Understand FaceTime And Skype?

It's reassuring for parents and grandparents far away from their little loved ones, but what do babies get out of it?

February 3 16 Comments

Telling The Story Of ‘The Invisibles’: White House Slaves

Of the first 18 presidents of the United States, 12 were slave owners, even though some spoke out against slavery.

February 3 111 Comments

Why Bernie Sanders Resonates With Young People

At the Iowa Democratic caucuses, he won 84 percent of voters aged 17 to 29, compared to Clinton's 14 percent.