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Educators Went To Jail For Cheating. What Happened To The Students?

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 06:02:00 -0400

Thousands of Atlanta students were affected by the cheating scandal in which test scores were falsified. Years later, those who remain are now receiving special services.

Pennsylvania Professors Go On Strike

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 16:55:00 -0400

Faculty members began a walkout Wednesday after contract talks with the state broke down. The striking union represents educators at 14 of Pennsylvania's public universities.

Checking Back In On The Barber Who Encourages Kids To Read

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 12:50:00 -0400

Our story about the barbershop that takes $2 off haircuts for young readers went viral, so we went back to ask what happened next.

Teacher Training As 'Part Theater, Part Sport'

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 06:00:00 -0400

Relay, an independent teacher prep program, is growing quickly thanks to its hands-on approach. Is this the future of teacher training?

American High School Graduation Rates Reach All-Time High

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 17:08:00 -0400

America's high school graduation rate has risen to an all-time high: 83 percent. While the rise is due to increased attention on at-risk students, the uptick also reflects lower graduation standards.

NPR Poll: Are Parents Overrating The Quality Of Child Care?

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 13:03:00 -0400

Almost all parents rate their child care as very good or excellent, according to a new NPR poll. But researchers say that's off base, and that just 10 percent of child care is high quality.

The High School Graduation Rate Reaches A Record High — Again

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 11:47:00 -0400

Students of color, low-income students, students with disabilities and English learners have all made gains.

E Is For Empathy: Sesame Workshop Takes A Crack At Kindness

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 04:53:00 -0400

A new survey from Sesame Workshop found that parents and teachers worry a lot about kindness — what it looks like, how to cultivate it and why there isn't enough of it in the world.

Students Clash With Police In South Africa Protests

Sun, 16 Oct 2016 07:26:00 -0400

University students in South Africa have been protesting for weeks, demanding the government make university free. They say the goal is equal access for poor blacks, the country's majority.

More Colleges Open Food Pantries To Address Campus Hunger

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 13:28:00 -0400

George Washington University — one of the nation's most expensive schools — is among the latest to try to make sure its students, most of whom receive financial aid, have enough to eat.

Holding Ed Schools Accountable For The Teachers They Teach

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 12:53:28 -0400

The U.S. Education Department is taking a stronger approach to teacher-prep programs with new regulations out this week.

DeVry University Agrees To Stop Ads Touting Grads' Job Success Without Proof

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 07:43:00 -0400

The for-profit university chain has agreed to stop claiming that 90 percent of its graduates seeking employment found jobs in their field within six months of graduation. It was not able to prove it.

For Some Sexual Assault Activists, Trump Tape Is A Teachable Moment

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 17:47:00 -0400

The videotape of Donald Trump bragging about groping and kissing women is already being used on campuses as a case study to teach students everything from bystander intervention to consent.

Born In The U.S., Raised In China: 'Satellite Babies' Have A Hard Time Coming Home

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 17:11:44 -0400

Some immigrant families from China send their U.S.-born babies to their home country to be raised by relatives. Certain educators in New York City say this can make education a challenge.

Born In The U.S., Raised In China: 'Satellite Babies' Have A Hard Time Coming Home

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 04:43:00 -0400

Some immigrant families from China send their U.S.-born babies to their home country to be raised by relatives. Psychologists are studying what happens when these children return home.