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After Wildfires Destroyed Their Homes, Students Find Healing Help At School

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:00:06 -0500

Experiencing a natural disaster can traumatize children. After a devastating wildfire in California, some educators are using an unusual assignment to help students find comfort.

How A Deregulated Internet Could Hurt America's Classrooms

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 15:42:35 -0500

Schools use the internet for a lot of learning: researching, virtual travel, watching videos. Educators say it opens their classrooms to the world. The removal of net neutrality could change all that.

More College Presidents Join The Millionaires' Club

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 06:26:05 -0500

Sixty-six university presidents took home more than $1 million in 2015, according to a new analysis by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

How Repealing Net Neutrality Could Affect Schools' Internet Access

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:33:00 -0500

If the Federal Communications Commission chooses to repeal net neutrality regulations, it could affect access to the Internet for schools across the country. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Richard Culatta, CEO of the International Society for Technology in Education, about the potential impact on classrooms if net neutrality is repealed.

France Moves To Ban Students From Using Cellphones In Schools

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 13:27:00 -0500

The country's education minister says the strict rules are a matter of public health. But some teachers and parents call it a losing battle.

Does Preschool Pay Off? Tulsa Says Yes

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Tulsa, Okla., has been the focus of much debate over the long-term benefits of preschool. The most recent findings by Georgetown University researchers are another strong endorsement for early ed.

Middle School Student Keaton Jones Exposes Bullies, And Wins Fans For His Courage

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:13:00 -0500

Keaton Jones' story spread online and across the nation, with his sister, Lakyn Jones, acting as his representative and fielding thousands of offers of support.

If A School Becomes A Shelter In Puerto Rico, Where Do Students Learn?

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 12:16:00 -0500

Some middle-schoolers are returning to class for the first time since Hurricane Maria hit the island in September. The students are sharing a school with high-schoolers, and that worries some parents.

In Effort To Court Drivers, Lyft Offering Education Discounts

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 09:01:00 -0500

Lyft is offering education benefits, a move aimed at recruiting and retaining drivers in its competition with Uber. But it raises a question about what these companies owe their workforces.

Worries Grow In Hong Kong As China Pushes Its Official Version Of History In Schools

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 05:02:00 -0500

A new proposed curriculum for Hong Kong schools is missing key parts of modern Chinese history. The struggle over education is the latest battle with China over how the city is governed.

How The GOP Tax Bill Would Affect Community Colleges

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 07:56:00 -0500

The tax overhaul making its way though Congress includes some provisions that worry Jose Adames, president of El Centro College, a community college in Dallas. NPR's Scott Simon asks him why.

A New Way To Measure Schools; Russia Readers Best U.S.

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 06:00:21 -0500

What the tax plan means for students, the GAO weighs in on vouchers, and more in our weekly roundup.

How The House And Senate Bills Affect Higher Ed

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 05:11:00 -0500

Colleges and universities across the country are expected to be hit hard by the Republican tax plan. The House and Senate bills differ in important ways, but both would mean big changes for higher ed.

'Their Minds Were Full Of Maria': After-School Group Brings Normal Back

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 05:00:50 -0500

The stress of living in Puerto Rico without running water, electricity or Internet is especially affecting children. But they are slowly finding a new normal.

What A Tax Overhaul Could Mean For Students And Schools

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 04:28:00 -0500

The House and Senate are working to reconcile their versions of a tax plan, but one thing is certain: Big changes are ahead for the nation's schools and colleges.