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DeVos Meets With A Key Union Leader; The Supreme Court Hears A Voucher-Related Case

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 06:00:00 -0400

The Education Secretary tours schools with the head of the American Federation of Teachers, the controversy over Ann Coulter at UC Berkeley, and other highlights from the week in education.

Educators On A Hot Topic: Global Warming 101

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 05:41:00 -0400

Thousands of people will participate in Saturday's March for Science. We contacted three experts on teaching and climate change to ask how the event — and its aftermath — can help engage young people.

This Islamic School Helps Students Build Their American And Muslim Identity

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 05:00:00 -0400

The Al Fatih Academy in Virginia is one of about 270 Islamic schools in the U.S. The staff aim to give their students a well-rounded education and promote civic awareness.

A Theory To Better Understand Diversity, And Who Really Benefits

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 11:49:00 -0400

The business model for diversity teaches students about cultural preferences and how to avoid offense, but it is ill-equipped to unpack social group power dynamics.

Down With 8 A.M. Classes: Undergrads Learn Better Later In The Day, Study Finds

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 06:00:00 -0400

A recent study shows that college classes start too early for students' brains to be functioning at their best. Does that mean that high schools and middle schools also start too early?

Tech Is Dominating Efforts To Educate Syrian Refugees

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 06:00:00 -0400

Half of private donors to Syrian students are funding educational technology, a report says. It's not necessarily what schools need, one co-author says, considering they may lack reliable electricity.

Big City Escapee Is Living In A Mud Hut — And Loving It

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 16:14:00 -0400

Most young people in the tiny Indian village of Chanka dream of life in the big city. But Girindra Nath Jha gave up his New Delhi life to return to his birthplace.

Schools Will Soon Have To Put In Writing If They 'Lunch Shame'

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 13:35:00 -0400

Advocates hope the recent law out of N.M., banning school staff from shaming kids for not having lunch money, helps to shape policies the USDA is requiring school districts write by July 1.

Artist Sets Futuristic Dinner Party In World Reshaped By Rising Seas

Sun, 16 Apr 2017 07:00:00 -0400

How will our diets shift as climate change causes sea-level rise and coastal flooding? Photographer Allie Wist attempts to answer that with pictures of an imagined "post-sea-level-rise dinner party."

This Week In Education: DeVos Hires; NY Announces Free College And Free Textbooks

Sat, 15 Apr 2017 06:00:00 -0400

Federal marshals aren't the only new faces at the U.S. Education Department, we report in our weekly roundup of education news. The other big story: New York State's plan for free college.

The Uninjured Victims Of The Virginia Tech Shootings

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 15:12:00 -0400

Sunday marks the 10th anniversary of the deadliest campus shooting in U.S. history, which killed 32 people and wounded many others. Those who survived with no injuries carry emotional scars.

Ready Or Not (For Kindergarten), Some Research Says, Enroll Anyway

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 06:00:00 -0400

Academic redshirting, the practice of holding kids back a year before enrolling them in kindergarten, has been debated for years. A new article attempts to clear up some of the confusion for parents.

10 Years Later, Virginia Tech Instructor Recalls Her Students' Response To Tragedy

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 04:58:00 -0400

Jane Vance and Lucinda Roy were both teachers at Virginia Tech 10 years ago when the deadly campus shooting occurred. They talk about coming back to campus afterward and moving on since that day.

On The Navajo Nation, Special Ed Students Await Water That Doesn't Stink

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 17:19:00 -0400

Fundraising is underway for a new filtration system at an Arizona school for Navajo children with disabilities. Now, the water runs black and smells like rotten eggs, but is technically safe to drink.

Former Student Remembers Life Of Education Donor Eugene Lang

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 16:32:00 -0400

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Juan Martinez, one of the many thousands of students the philanthropist Eugene Lang helped send to college. Lang died over the weekend.