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April 30, 2015 Comment

A Baltimore Principal Helps Her Students Make Sense Of It All

Crystal Harden-Lindsey, who is 35 and grew up in East Baltimore, is principal of Green Street Academy in West Baltimore.

April 27, 2015 2 Comments

What Corinthian Closures Tell Us About For-Profit Colleges

We dive into the controversies surrounding for-profit higher education institutions in America.

April 20, 2015 Comment

University Of Oklahoma’s New Diversity Chief: ‘We Can Do Better’

Former Oklahoma state senator Jabar Shumate will join the OU faculty in June. He shares his plan for increasing diversity.

April 13, 2015 3 Comments

Educators Sentenced In Atlanta Public School Cheating Scandal

The 10 educators were convicted earlier this month of racketeering, for their involvement in cheating on standardized tests in 2009.

April 10, 2015 3 Comments

Tips And 5 Recipes For Cooking With Kids

Our resident chef suggests choosing something simple but interesting, and focusing on fruits and vegetables.

April 9, 2015 20 Comments

When Money Is Tight, FLIP Helps Some College Students Stay In School

A group called First Generation Low Income Partnership is helping to make sure low-income Columbia students don’t go hungry.

April 7, 2015 7 Comments

Debating The NBA’s ‘One And Done’ Rule

After Wisconsin’s defeat, coach Bo Ryan took a dig at the practice of taking players for just one year before they head to the NBA.

April 7, 2015 4 Comments

Students Can Live For Free At Dutch Nursing Home

In exchange for volunteering, students can live at no cost. It’s an arrangement that’s breathing new life into the retirement home.

April 6, 2015 4 Comments

New Orleans Schools’ Massive Experiment With Choice

How do families navigate the complex process of choosing and applying to public schools? WWNO’s Mallory Falk has this report.

April 1, 2015 6 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 14 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 21 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 52 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.


Peter O’Dowd follows the route of Abraham Lincoln's funeral train 150 years ago, to look at modern-day race relations and Lincoln's legacy.

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

May 1 Comment

Lincoln History Told Through Tree Rings

At President Abraham Lincoln's funeral in 1865, the oak tree stood just a few feet from the event, shading the funeral choir.

May 1 Comment

Chigozie Obioma Makes A Splash With Debut Novel

"The Fishermen" is earning raves in the literary world and drawing comparisons to the late Chinua Achebe.

April 30 Comment

Lincoln’s Legacy Inspires Greek Family Business In Decatur

Our Tracking Lincoln series continues with the third-generation owner of the Lincoln Square Lounge.

April 29 Comment

Placebo Effect: It Might Not Be In Your Head After All

There's new evidence that what's going on with the placebo effect is more than psychological. The implications are numerous.