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For Students In Tulsa, Pain Frames Conversation About Crutcher

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 08:47:10 -0400

Rebecca Lee teaches in Tulsa. Lee has been talking with students about their feelings after Terence Crutcher, whose daughter attends her school, was shot to death. She shared them publicly online.



University Of Chicago Freshmen React To Letter Denouncing Trigger Warnings

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 16:42:00 -0400

Classes begin next week at the University of Chicago, which sent out a letter last month to incoming freshmen criticizing safe spaces and trigger warnings. NPR talks to two of these freshmen.



Harvard University Endowment Posts 2 Percent Loss On Investments

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 20:19:00 -0400

The nation's largest university endowment is underperforming and faces challenges due to churning leadership and a questionable investment strategy.



Kentucky Governor Can't Cut Universities' Budgets, Court Rules

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 14:30:00 -0400

The case is one of three lawsuits the state's Democratic attorney general has filed against Republican Gov. Matt Bevin since Bevin was sworn in last December.



A City Looks To STEM School To Lift Economy, But Will Grads Stay?

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 04:48:00 -0400

What can a city in decline do to make a comeback? In Springfield, Ohio, a new school is trying to turn the tide. But local leaders say keeping young people from moving away is key to economic revival.



The Big Move To Improve Head Start

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 07:00:00 -0400

New rules, new reviews, and new funding for young, low-income children.



Here's How Schools Can Support Students' Mental Health

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 06:07:00 -0400

Dealing with students' mental health looks different at every school. But experts say doing it well requires a strategy that gets everyone involved.



Sixth Grade Is Tough; It Helps To Be 'Top Dog'

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 06:00:00 -0400

A new study says sixth-graders do better when they attend K-8 schools, so they're not the youngest.



What's Causing The Increased Enrollment At HBCUs?

Sat, 17 Sep 2016 17:12:46 -0400

Historically black colleges and universities are having big increases in student enrollment. Dillard University president Walter Kimbrough thinks it's because of increased racial tensions on campuses.



For U.S. Minority Students In China, The Welcome Comes With Scrutiny

Sat, 17 Sep 2016 11:07:00 -0400

U.S. and Chinese educators are trying to create more opportunities for American minority students to study in China, which has grown increasingly aware of the importance of diversity in U.S. culture.



How College Aid Is Like A Bad Coupon

Sat, 17 Sep 2016 06:39:00 -0400

Sociologist Sara Goldrick-Rab's new book, Paying The Price, makes a fresh argument for free college.



Episode 573: Why Textbook Prices Keep Climbing

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 17:00:00 -0400

Prices of new textbooks have been going up like crazy — faster than food, cars, even healthcare. On today's show: Why textbooks have gotten so expensive.



Schools And Mental Health: When The Parent Has To Take Charge

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 06:30:00 -0400

Kids with mental health problems may face a host of issues in school. Many parents say they need to be aggressive to make sure schools are on top of what their kids need.



$1 Million Of Frugal Librarian's Bequest To N.H. School Goes To Football Scoreboard

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 17:27:00 -0400

A New Hampshire native, Robert Morin was known for his affection for movies and books. He left $4 million to the University of New Hampshire.



Teen Creates App So Bullied Kids Never Have To Eat Alone

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 13:21:00 -0400

Natalie Hampton knows what it's like to have no one to sit with during school lunch. So she created Sit With Us, an app that helps kids find friendly harbors in the crowd.