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University Of California Pledges To Fight Trump On Immigration Policy

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:37:00 -0500

Following Donald Trump's election, the University of California system has announced it will not cooperate with federal immigration authorities or turn over records to the government regarding students in the country illegally. NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Janet Napolitano, president of the University of California and former secretary of Homeland Security.

Yale Announces New Procedure For Renaming Of University Buildings

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:37:00 -0500

Yale has announced a new procedure for considering the renaming of university buildings, which could allow for the renaming of Calhoun College. NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Jonathan Holloway, dean of Yale College, about the new procedure.

For College Students With Kids, Getting Cheap Child Care Is A Challenge

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 04:00:00 -0500

Here's how difficult it is for students with children to get access to federal money for child care.

Dyslexia: The Learning Disability That Must Not Be Named

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 17:05:00 -0500

Many parents and teachers report that schools won't use the word dyslexia. Why might this be? And what is the Department of Education doing about it?

'B' And 'D' Learning Process Debunks Dyslexia Jumbled-Letters Myth

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 08:39:00 -0500

Many believe dyslexia is about jumbled letters, but experts say that's not quite right. This story explores what's happening in the brain that causes those backward letters.

Does Your State Provide Good Data On Your Schools? Probably Not

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 06:05:16 -0500

Searching for information on your state's schools can be a real challenge, according to a new report from the Data Quality Campaign.

This Week In Race: Dog Whistles, Dreamers And Dead Dictators

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 18:07:00 -0500

Pipeline and prisons and tantrums at Starbucks: these are a few of our favorite stories this week.

GAO Report: Student Loan Forgiveness Will Cost More than $100 Billion

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 05:09:00 -0500

The federal government is set to forgive more than $100 billion in student loan debt over the next few decades. That's according to a report out this week from the Government Accountability Office.

These States Allow Teachers And Staff To Hit Students

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 04:00:00 -0500

Fifteen states allow corporal punishment in school; another seven don't prohibit it. Curious if you live in one of them? We built a map.

Is College Worth It? Recent Grads Share Their Experiences

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 02:18:00 -0500

It turns out they're all satisfied customers. And among the most important subjects they report learning a lot about was themselves — reconciling their plans and dreams with real life.

U.S. Expected To Forgive At Least $108 Billion In Student Debt

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 16:29:00 -0500

A report released Wednesday by the Government Accountability Office says the U.S. is on track to forgive at least $108 billion in student debt. This is due to the number of people who have enrolled in plans the Obama administration promoted to help borrowers avoid default. The GAO report finds the Education Department also understated the cost of these plans. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Danielle Douglas-Gabriel of The Washington Post.

Raising A Child With Dyslexia: 3 Things Parents Can Do

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 16:26:00 -0500

Dyslexia is a reading problem, but its influence can be felt far beyond the classroom. It often disrupts home life, making dinnertime and bedtime a struggle.

6 Potential Brain Benefits Of Bilingual Education

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 06:00:00 -0500

Kids are showing reading gains in dual-language classrooms. There may be underlying brain advantages at work.

Muslim Community Fears Backlash After Ohio State Attack

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 05:06:00 -0500

"When I first heard that [the suspect] was Somali, I mean my stomach did fall," another Somali student said. "Not just because of what happened today, but because of what will happen tomorrow."

How Science Is Rewiring The Dyslexic Brain

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 05:06:00 -0500

Scientists are exploring how human brains learn to read — and discovering new ways that brains with dyslexia can learn to cope.