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Educators Employ Strategies To Help Kids With Anxiety Return To School

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 16:31:00 -0400

The Anxiety and Depression Association of America estimates anxiety-based school refusal affects 2 to 5 percent of school-age children. It is often triggered by an underlying mental health issue.



Puerto Rican Students Head To The Mainland For School

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 09:43:00 -0400

Students are leaving their homes and sometimes their families, to catch a flight off the island. When they land, they hope to find electricity, running water, cell service, and homework.



When The Focus Is On The Student, Not The Class

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 07:57:52 -0400

One small school district in New Hampshire was performing at the bottom of the state when it came to standardized tests and graduation rates. Then, leaders totally changed the way teachers taught.



Hundreds Of Thousands Of 'Missing' Educators; A Hundred Thousand Homeless Students

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 06:52:00 -0400

Plus, a 48 percent graduation rate at some of the for-profit and virtual schools often touted by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.



How The Systemic Segregation Of Schools Is Maintained By 'Individual Choices'

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 15:26:16 -0400

Journalist and 2017 MacArthur "genius" grant award-winner Nikole Hannah-Jones says that when it comes to school segregation, separate is never truly equal. Originally broadcast Jan. 16, 2017.



NCAA 'Could Not Conclude Academic Violations' In UNC Athletics Scandal

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 11:59:00 -0400

An NCAA infractions panel takes no major action against the University of North Carolina, though it says athletes "likely benefited from the so-called 'paper courses' " for some 18 years.



U.S. Says It Will Withdraw From UNESCO, Citing 'Anti-Israel Bias'

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 10:54:00 -0400

The State Department said the withdrawal from the United Nations' cultural agency will take effect Dec. 31, 2018. The U.S. had cut funding to the group years ago for offering Palestinians membership.



The Monumental Task Of Reopening Puerto Rico's Schools

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 09:41:00 -0400

Puerto Rico's education secretary, Julia Keleher, says the few schools that are open are providing basic services. But there's still so much work to be done.



LSU Police Issue Arrest Warrants For 10 Students Over Fraternity Pledge's Death

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 11:27:00 -0400

Last week, police investigators said Maxwell Gruver died after playing a game called Bible Study — in which pledges are quizzed about the fraternity and drink when they give the wrong answers.



For Puerto Rico's Children, Finding A 'Safe Place' In The Few Schools That Are Open

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 10:38:00 -0400

A small number of Puerto Rico's schools have opened again. Two in San Juan are facing different challenges, but communities in both came together to provide a sense of normalcy for children.



After Hurricane, Texas School Tries To Meet Demand For Construction Workers

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 05:08:00 -0400

A new construction training center is opening in Houston just weeks after flooding from Hurricane Harvey ravaged homes around the city. Students are learning skills that are in high demand.



How Social Studies Educators Approach The Holiday Named For Columbus

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 16:31:00 -0400

Robert Siegel speaks with Lawrence Paska, executive director of the National Council for the Social Studies, on the changing currents around the teaching of Christopher Columbus.



After 3 Years Under ISIS, Mosul's Children Go Back To School

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 08:59:00 -0400

Children are returning to school after missing years of classes when ISIS controlled the city. Iraqi forces retook Mosul over the summer. "We want you to succeed," a principal tells schoolchildren.



What's Changed In South Carolina Schools Since Violent Student Arrest

Sat, 07 Oct 2017 08:01:30 -0400

A video of a school resource officer throwing a student sparked a national debate about race, discipline and the role of law enforcement in schools. The incident prompted changes.



For Traumatized Children, An Offer Of Help From The Muppets

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 06:02:19 -0400

Sesame Street in Communities aims to teach emotional coping skills to the youngest survivors of adversity, using characters familiar to millions.