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How The GOP Tax Bill Would Affect Community Colleges

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 07:56:26 -0500

The tax overhaul making its way though Congress includes some provisions that worry Jose Adames, president of El Centro College, a community college in Dallas. NPR's Scott Simon asks him why.

A New Way To Measure Schools; Russia Readers Best U.S.

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 06:00:21 -0500

What the tax plan means for students, the GAO weighs in on vouchers, and more in our weekly roundup.

How The House And Senate Bills Affect Higher Ed

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 05:11:00 -0500

Colleges and universities across the country are expected to be hit hard by the Republican tax plan. The House and Senate bills differ in important ways, but both would mean big changes for higher ed.

'Their Minds Were Full Of Maria': After-School Group Brings Normal Back

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 05:00:50 -0500

The stress of living in Puerto Rico without running water, electricity or Internet is especially affecting children. But they are slowly finding a new normal.

What A Tax Overhaul Could Mean For Students And Schools

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 04:28:00 -0500

The House and Senate are working to reconcile their versions of a tax plan, but one thing is certain: Big changes are ahead for the nation's schools and colleges.

When Dyslexic Students Are Denied In School

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 11:06:30 -0500

It's a challenge that affects education overall.

A Tech-Based Tool To Address Campus Sexual Assault

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 06:00:00 -0500

Callisto, a secure platform that allows students to report sexual assault and harassment, is hoping to "give power back to victims." It's in use at 12 colleges with a total of 150,000 students.

School Voucher Programs Should Be Clear About Disability Rights, Report Says

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 06:11:00 -0500

Many parents of students with disabilities don't know that if they use a voucher to leave public school, they're often leaving federal protections, too. A new GAO report says someone should tell them.

How To Motivate 80,000 Teachers

Sun, 03 Dec 2017 06:11:19 -0500

The nonprofit group STIR Education sees the existing teacher force as the solution, not the obstacle, to improving learning in the developing world.

Graduate Students Protest Tax Plan; A House Proposal Would Boost For-Profit Colleges

Sat, 02 Dec 2017 08:14:00 -0500

Those development, plus the results of our investigative reporting on a Washington, D.C., high school and more in the weekly education roundup.

D.C. City Council Considers Keeping Suspended Students In School

Sat, 02 Dec 2017 07:43:55 -0500

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Washington, D.C., city council member David Grosso about his proposal to ban out-of-school suspensions in the District's public and charter schools.

A Tax That Would Hurt Science's Most Valuable — And Vulnerable

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 10:41:00 -0500

Grad students are the engines of America's scientific and technological prowess — with an amazing return on investment, says professor Adam Frank.

This Nun Has Been Fighting For Migrant Kids For 45 Years

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 11:38:00 -0500

Sister Ann Kendrick has dedicated most of her life to serving immigrant families. The community center she helped found in Florida functions both as a school and a sanctuary. Here's her story.

College And Bust: Why So Many Students Don't Stay The Course

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 11:06:30 -0500

College completion rates vary widely in America. But millions drop out & the costs are staggering. How do we help more students stay the course?

Graduate Students Across The Country Protest GOP Tax Plan

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 05:13:00 -0500

To help pay for more than $1 trillion in tax cuts for U.S. corporations, the House version of the plan would end the tax break graduate students get on the value of their tuition waivers.