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Morning News Brief: Trump Blasts Sessions, DeVos Talks To Conservative Activists

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 05:03:00 -0400

In a new interview, President Trump criticized Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Also, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos faces protesters in Colorado, and ICE agents say their work has recently changed.



Betsy DeVos Speech Greeted By Protesters She Calls 'Defenders Of The Status Quo'

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 05:03:00 -0400

The education secretary has longstanding ties to the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, which backs school choice policies coast to coast.



The YouTube Star Who's Teaching Kids How To Bake

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 05:18:00 -0400

Celebrity chef Rosanna Pansino hosts the YouTube show Nerdy Nummies and has more than 8 million subscribers. Among her fans are thousands of children who want to learn how to bake.



Private Student Loans: The Rise And Fall (And Rise Again?)

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 15:49:00 -0400

They're less common than they were a decade ago, but still the most expensive and riskiest way to pay for college.



One University President's Candid Take On The Future Of Higher Ed

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 06:00:00 -0400

"I do not want whoever sits here in 10 years to say, 'How could you be asleep at the switch?'" opines Mitch Daniels, the president of Purdue University.



Why Aren't Students Showing Up For College?

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 21:00:00 -0400

According to research, between 10 and 40% of kids who intend to go to college at high school graduation don't show up in the fall. This phenomenon, known as "summer melt," has puzzled universities.



Students Compete In First-Ever International High School Robotics Competition

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 16:28:00 -0400

The first-ever international high school robotics competition is happening in Washington, D.C., this week. Over 150 countries from six continents sent teams to compete.



What Do Schools Need To End Sexual Assault On Campus?

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 11:06:30 -0400

When it comes to sexual assaults on college campuses, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says "many things are not working well."



Technology Can Be A Tool, A Teacher, A Trickster

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 08:26:00 -0400

Shaping technology to some form of learning could depart pretty radically from the more familiar aim of shaping technology to the way we are now, says psychologist Tania Lombrozo.



When Black Hair Violates The Dress Code

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 05:45:00 -0400

For wearing their hair in braids, two teenagers were threatened with suspension at their charter school. Similar incidents show that strict dress codes can punish students for their racial identity.



Number Of Teens Working Summer Jobs Declines

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 08:03:00 -0400

The number of teens working summer jobs is down sharply from a generation ago. But economists say don't blame today's youth for being lazy.



Art Studio Helps Adults With Disabilities Turn Their Passion Into A Career

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 07:45:00 -0400

This art studio works with adults who have a disability of some kind to make their art their employment. But all this takes money. And the new health care bill may impact the studio's funding.



Teachers With Student Debt: The Struggle, The Causes And What Comes Next

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 05:00:00 -0400

More than 2,000 teachers responded to our survey. Some called their student loan debt "an albatross around my neck," others simply said, "Help!"



Uproar Over Education Department Officials' Approach To Campus Sexual Assault

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 06:00:00 -0400

Defrauded students speak out against DeVos' regulatory walkback, and more in our weekly roundup.



Arizona's Ethnic Studies Ban In Public Schools Goes To Trial

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 16:37:00 -0400

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Roque Planas, national reporter for the Huffington Post, who has been following an Arizona law that bans ethnic studies classes in public school. A trial to determine if the law is constitutional is happening now.