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December 18, 2014 Comment

College Counselor: ‘A Deferral Is Not A Denial’

Lisa Micele shares tips for applying to college — especially for students who have been deferred under early decision.

December 17, 2014 Comment

School Tries To Help Students By Coaching Parents

Pasadena schools are hosting “charlas” or chats where parents can learn tips on how to prepare their children for college.

December 16, 2014 76 Comments

When College Is Not For Everyone

Bill Symonds says students need more pathways to the workforce, including strong vocational options and apprenticeships.

December 15, 2014 11 Comments

As School Fees Rise, So Do Questions Over What Constitutes A Free Education

As schools across the country struggle with budget cuts, more and more are charging fees for essential school-related services.

December 12, 2014 29 Comments

In One California Town, Police Want Kids To Lay Down Their Nerf Guns

High school students in Livermore have taken up arms in their yearly game of “Assassin” — a mock battle with Nerf guns.

December 12, 2014 5 Comments

7 Things You Didn’t Know Were In The ‘Cromnibus’

We take a look at what’s inside the spending bill, including a huge change to campaign finance rules and budget cuts for the EPA.

December 8, 2014 12 Comments

Fallout Continues After Rolling Stone Backtracks On UVA Rape Story

Fraternities on campus are asking to be reinstated after being suspended due to an alleged gang rape of a student named Jackie at a frat house.

December 3, 2014 2 Comments

Recess — It’s Not Just For Grade Schoolers Anymore

Youth Radio’s Eli Arbreton makes the case that recess belongs on high schoolers’ schedules, right alongside AP chemistry and English.

December 3, 2014 Comment

The Future Of 3-D Printing

It’s been a hot year for the technology, yet 3-D printers still seem a ways away from truly going mainstream.

December 3, 2014 30 Comments

How The Media Covered Rape Allegations At UVA

Questions are being raised about a Rolling Stone reporter’s approach to investigating and telling the story of an alleged gang rape.

December 1, 2014 11 Comments

The New Science Of Adolescence

Larry Steinberg says new brain science is starting to reveal why teenagers seem to stay teenage through their mid-twenties.

November 26, 2014 2 Comments

UC President Janet Napolitano Says Tuition Must Rise

Napolitano defends the planned tuition increases, which some students and lawmakers say are too steep.

November 21, 2014 5 Comments

Students Protest University Of California Tuition Hikes

In spite of protests on University of California campuses, the board voted to hike tuitions by about 5 percent every year for the next five years.

November 18, 2014 3 Comments

FCC Wants Fee Hike To Fund Internet At Schools And Libraries

The agency is proposing a small fee increase on phone users to boost funding for Internet connections at schools and libraries.

November 14, 2014 Comment

On Stage: An Inner City Talent Show

For this week’s “On Stage” we take a look at a local talent show in Harlem that tries to give inner city kids a voice.

November 12, 2014 Comment

First Round Of Early College Applications Due Saturday

Guidance counselor Lisa Micele shares her advice for applicants and explains the difference between “early decision” and “early action.”

November 5, 2014 Comment

‘The Conversation’ Hopes To Bring ‘Academic Rigor’ To News

A new journalistic organization enlists academics to explain complex stories, rather than using correspondents like most media outlets do.

November 3, 2014 Comment

Innovation In The Battle Against Ebola

A physician at Columbia University teamed up with students to develop better gear for healthcare workers.

October 27, 2014 Comment

Marysville Mourns Students Who Died In School Shooting

A 14-year-old girl wounded in the shooting has died, raising the death toll in to three, including the student who opened fire.

October 27, 2014 48 Comments

What Happens When A School Pays Teachers $125,000 A Year

Higher teacher salaries may help students do better in school, according to a study that looked at a New York City charter school.


Here & Now resident chef and cookbook author Kathy Gunst shares her list of the best cookbooks of the year.

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December 19 Comment

Why El Salvador’s Youth Are Fleeing

David Boeri's report begins in the San Salvador medical examiner's receiving room, where the youth of El Salvador are on display.

December 19 Comment

Artist Andres Serrano On Photographing Cuba

The controversial artist discusses his 2012 trip to his mother's home country and shares his photos.

December 18 Comment

College Counselor: ‘A Deferral Is Not A Denial’

Lisa Micele shares tips for applying to college — especially for students who have been deferred under early decision.

December 18 17 Comments

America’s Political Dynasties

Americans under 38 have only experienced one presidential election that did not involve a Bush or a Clinton.