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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.

June 25, 2015 86 Comments

Controversial New Textbooks Go Into Use This Fall In Texas

The books contain information challenged by academics, that critics say is making education far too political.

June 22, 2015 6 Comments

Arabic Immersion School Will Be One Of The First In U.S.

Soon, children as young as 4 years old will be able to learn Arabic at a new public school in Houston, Texas.

June 19, 2015 8 Comments

Every Student At This Inner-City High School Is Going To College

Verbum Dei High School is an all-male preparatory Jesuit school that caters to low-income students in Los Angeles.

June 17, 2015 62 Comments

Should Professors Be Allowed To Date Students? One Professor Says ‘Yes’

An increasing number of schools are banning relationships – even consensual ones – between professors and undergraduates.

June 17, 2015 3 Comments

A School Counselor’s Summer Advice For Teens

“Think about what you want to do and accomplish this summer – not what you think might impress others.”

June 16, 2015 13 Comments

Will Three-Year Colleges Make The Grade?

Some colleges are offering three-year bachelor’s degree programs to reduce costs and send graduates out into the world a year sooner.

June 15, 2015 Comment

Cleveland Kids Get To Tell Their Stories Through Theater

Brick City Theatre is an outreach program of Cleveland Public Theatre that works with young people aged 5 to 14.

June 10, 2015 3 Comments

Victims Of Fraud By Corinthian Colleges Will Get Debt Relief

It started with 15 students, the ‘Corinthian 15,’ who refused to pay back federal loans, saying Corinthian Colleges misled them.

June 9, 2015 20 Comments

100-Year-Old Lessons Discovered On Chalkboards At Oklahoma School

What started out as a routine job for contractors unearthed some incredible pieces of history, untouched since 1917.

June 9, 2015 134 Comments

Measuring The Prospect Of Going Metric

Only three countries in the world still haven’t officially adopted the metric system: the United States, Liberia and Myanmar.

June 5, 2015 3 Comments

Nevada Readies For Universal School Choice

The policy would let parents take the money the state would have spent on public education for the child, and spend it on their child’s education.

June 2, 2015 4 Comments

Meet Two High School Valedictorians

Mathew Barfuss of Bancroft, Idaho, and Johileny Meran Alamonte of Brooklyn, New York, each have a unique story.

May 29, 2015 34 Comments

South Asian Dominance Of Spelling Bee ‘Not A Coincidence’

An anthropologist has been studying why many spelling bee finalists have roots in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.

May 28, 2015 4 Comments

A ‘DREAMer’ Goes To College

An Arizona high school senior tells us in her own words how growing up in two cultures helped her prepare for college.

May 21, 2015 8 Comments

Mother Of Student Informant Who Overdosed Wants Dealer Charged

Francesca Sinacori says police know the identity of the dealer, but no charges have been filed, 19 months after her son’s death.

May 21, 2015 5 Comments

Study: Suicide Rate Doubles For Black Children 5–11 Years Old

The suicide rate among young black children has nearly doubled over the last two decades, even as it declined for white children.

May 18, 2015 9 Comments

How – And How Well – Would Free College Work?

Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders is proposing legislation that would make tuition at four-year public colleges free.

May 14, 2015 5 Comments

No Resume, No Interview, No Problem At Yonkers Bakery

Greyston Bakery invites people to apply, regardless of immigration status, criminal records or work experience.

Spotlight

From controversial new textbooks to a Maverick family reunion, here are stories from Jeremy Hobson's week in Houston and San Antonio.

Robin and Jeremy

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

July 2 8 Comments

Professor Says Jefferson Davis Statue Should Be Removed, Preserved

At the University of Texas at Austin, there are calls to take down a statue of the Confederate president on campus.

July 2 2 Comments

Sweet And Savory Watermelon

Our resident chef shares five recipes, including watermelon pickles and a watermelon, crab and arugula salad.

July 1 5 Comments

What It’s Like To Lead A Non-Hierarchical Workplace

Terri Kelly is one of few people with a title at W. L. Gore – the maker of Gore-Tex – and she says she really doesn't like having one.

July 1 3 Comments

Joy Williams’ New American Songbook

The singer-songwriter and four-time Grammy winner joins us with a playlist of what she considers quintessentially American music.