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Louisiana Is First State To Ban Public Colleges From Asking About Criminal History

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 08:39:00 -0400

The "ban the box" movement is designed to open opportunities to the tens of millions of Americans with some kind of criminal record.

Federal Officials Turn To Private Law Firms To Chase Student Loan Debtors

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:30:00 -0400

People who default on their student loans could hear from a private debt collector. The government turns to collection agencies to get payments out of people who often don't work and can't have their wages or tax returns garnished.

Online Retail Boom Means More Warehouse Workers, And Robots To Accompany Them

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 16:46:00 -0400

On the outskirts of the Bay Area, farming communities are hoping that warehouse jobs tied to the e-commerce surge will boost the local economy. But automation is expected to take over many such jobs.

Big Tent Revival: Southern Baptists Challenge A Racist History

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 10:06:30 -0400

The Southern Baptist Convention has officially denounced white nationalism. What does this tell us about today's evangelicals?

A School That Provides The One Constant In Homeless Children's Lives

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 06:25:00 -0400

Positive Tomorrows in Oklahoma City addresses education and other basic needs for homeless students and their families.

Poverty, Dropouts, Pregnancy, Suicide: What The Numbers Say About Fatherless Kids

Sun, 18 Jun 2017 06:04:29 -0400

Data clearly show how many fatherless children there are and how their lives are affected, but one best-selling author says he rarely sees interventions happening in schools.

For Some Students, Getting An Education Means Crossing The Border

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 06:27:00 -0400

There are hundreds of kids who are U.S. citizens but live in Mexico. Every day they walk across the border to go to school in California.

DeVos Rolls Back For-Profit College Regs, Harvard's President To Step Down

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 06:01:29 -0400

A potential weakening of campus civil rights enforcement, a big transition at Harvard and more in our weekly roundup.

In This Alaska Family, Life Lessons Are Passed Down On The Water

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 05:33:00 -0400

In southeast Alaska, the commercial king salmon fishing season has been shut down a month early, because the number of wild salmon returning to rivers to spawn is at an all-time low.

At Yale, Protests Mark A Fight To Recognize Union For Grad Students

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 13:02:00 -0400

The dispute pits graduate student teachers who voted to unionize against an administration that refuses to bargain and disputes the election's validity. Yale says it's awaiting a federal review.

Transgender Teachers Talk About Their Experiences At School

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 06:00:00 -0400

There's been a lot of national attention on transgender students this school year. Here's a look at the lives and careers of two transgender teachers.

Teen Sex-Ed Resources For Oh, Oh, Those Summer Nights

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 06:00:00 -0400

Summer is a time when kids claim more independence. And parents worry about keeping them out of trouble. A new generation of resources covers topics like puberty, consent and STDs.

How To Earn Six Figures Without A Four-Year Degree

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 11:06:30 -0400

An age-old practice with origins in medieval times, is now gaining traction again in the United States.

How To Apply The Brain Science Of Resilience To The Classroom

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 07:00:00 -0400

A nonprofit called Turnaround for Children helps schools meet the needs of children facing poverty and adversity.

The First State To Offer Free Community College To Nearly Every Adult

Sun, 11 Jun 2017 12:00:26 -0400

Free college programs are popping up across the country, but Tennessee is the first state to offer free community college to almost every adult, regardless of when they finished high school.