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If Parents In Taiwan Are OK With Their Kids' Sex Ed Class, Why Are Others So Upset?

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 06:16:02 -0500

Despite being one of the first places in Asia to recognize same-sex unions and require schools to teach sex education, Taiwanese society is having a hard time catching up.

Sam Kass: Can Free Breakfast Improve Learning?

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 09:19:47 -0500

16 million children face hunger in the U.S., which can prevent them from performing well in school. Chef Sam Kass describes a simple solution with a potentially huge impact: free breakfast.

Wendy Troxel: Does High School Start Too Early?

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 09:19:00 -0500

Sleep expert Wendy Troxel says teens are sleep-deprived because of early school start times that cater to adults. She says high schools should start classes at least an hour later.

How Mass Shootings Are Forcing Schools To Re-Evaluate Safety

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 05:59:02 -0500

Teachers are learning how to protect their students from the possibility of a school shooting. That can include anything from locking doors to tackling the assailant.

Native American Students Fight Discrimination By Celebrating Their Heritage

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 10:14:56 -0500

A new survey found that nationwide, three-quarters of Native Americans believe there is discrimination against their group today.

In Chinese Cities, Migrants' Work Is Welcome. Their Children Are Not

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 05:03:00 -0500

A private school in Beijing caters to children whose parents have moved to the city for work. Moving from place to place requires permission, though — and these children's families broke the rules.

New Study Finds That 4.2 Million Kids Experience Homelessness Each Year

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 17:15:00 -0500

Those numbers are growing: About half of the youth who dealt with homelessness, experienced it for the first time, according to the study. Schools are often at the front line of this issue.

How To Stop Hazing

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 10:06:30 -0500

Are charges and suspensions of fraternities enough to stop destructive behaviors that have become routine, and sometimes deadly?

Here's How The New Tax Plan Could Hurt Graduate Students

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 14:31:00 -0500

The new House tax bill introduced by Republicans outlines a plan to end the tax exemptions for tuition waivers and tax endowments made to colleges and universities.

Grad Students Would Be Hit By Massive Tax Hike Under House GOP Plan

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 14:21:00 -0500

The plan would raise taxes on graduate students, who make very little money to begin with. Analysts say the provision could discourage students from seeking advanced degrees, hurting economic growth.

In Guidance To Teachers, Church of England Targets Anti-LGBT Bullying

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 17:04:54 -0500

The 52-page document outlines recommendations for teachers in its nearly 5,000 schools, saying students should "be able to play with the many cloaks of identity."

Is It A Good Idea To Share Patient Info On Social Media?

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 16:41:00 -0500

Dr. Jerad Gardner is a pioneer in using Twitter and Facebook so doctors around the world can talk about puzzling cases. The practice has its critics as well as its supporters.

Princeton's Involvement With Slavery

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 07:52:33 -0500

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Princeton history professor Martha Sandweiss about her new project drawing on archival documents to tell the story of the university's relationship with slavery.

What Tax Reform Could Mean For Education; DeVos Visits Hurricane-Hit Islands

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 06:00:00 -0500

The education world is watching the GOP tax proposals closely, in our weekly roundup.

As DACA Winds Down, DREAMers Turn Toward Different Futures

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 12:23:00 -0500

When these two sisters aged out of their parents' immigration protections, DACA let them stay in the country and work. Now they face two different paths as they try to plan for the future.