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Some Liberty University Grads Are Returning Their Diplomas To Protest Trump

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 07:01:00 -0400

A group of alumni from one of the nation's most influential evangelical Christian universities is condemning their school's president for his continued alignment with President Trump.

Kids Learn What It Takes To Be An Astronaut

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 08:11:40 -0400

As summer winds to a close, we've been highlighting interesting camps for kids. For decades, a favorite has been Space Camp in Huntsville, Ala.

Paul Miller Loved Teaching Math So Much That He Did It For Nearly 80 Years

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 06:30:20 -0400

Paul Miller was once recognized as the oldest active accredited classroom teacher in the U.S. He reflects on his long career.

Oldest Kids In Class Do Better, Even Through College

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:30:00 -0400

Starting kindergarten later could boost kids' grades and improve their odds of attending a top college. Being the youngest kid in class can hurt their academic performance.

Do Laptops Help Learning? A Look At The Only Statewide School Laptop Program

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:15:00 -0400

It was 15 years ago that Maine began the first, and still the only, statewide school laptop program. Experts worry that an attempt to bridge the digital divide might have widened it.

Sports Jersey Or Gang Symbol? Why Spotting MS-13 Recruits Is Tougher Than It Seems

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 05:01:00 -0400

As the ruthless MS-13 gang targets younger members for recruitment, one of the challenges facing school administrators and law enforcement is figuring out who is in the gang.

Kyle Quinn Hid At A Friend's House After Being Misidentified On Twitter As A Racist

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:32:00 -0400

A University of Arkansas professor falsely identified as a participant in a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville says the online reaction was frightening and felt like being chased by a mob.

High-Achieving, Low-Income Students: Where Elite Colleges Are Falling Short

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 10:24:00 -0400

Top students from low-income families make up just 3 percent of enrollment on elite campuses, and a new report says there are lots of things higher ed can do to fix that.

How Do Teachers Talk About Hate Speech?

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:31:00 -0400

One Charlottesville, Va., elementary school teacher grapples with how to have this conversation with her students the week after the violence erupted in her city just as a new school year is about to begin.

Five Years In, What's Next For DACA?

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 16:29:00 -0400

Immigrant rights groups and students gathered at the White House to protest the possible repeal of DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

Texas A&M Cancels Sept. 11 'White Lives Matter' Rally Over Safety Concerns

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 14:22:00 -0400

The event's organizer posted a message online stating, "Today Charlottesville, Tomorrow Texas A&M." But the school says that after consulting with law enforcement, it decided to cancel the event.

What Can I Do To Stop Hate Groups?

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 10:06:30 -0400

How can we contain these threats and still preserve everyone's First Amendment rights?

Surprise, Trump's Education Ideas Are Polarizing

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 01:00:18 -0400

A new national poll shows public opinion swings on vouchers, charters and more.

Resources For Educators To Use In The Wake Of Charlottesville

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 13:00:17 -0400

Teaching tolerance in a time of upheaval.

In Children's Storybooks, Realism Has Advantages

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 11:47:00 -0400

Young children have an easier time exporting what they learn from a fictional storybook to the real world when the storybook is realistic, says psychologist Tania Lombrozo.