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Preschool, A State-By-State Update

Wed, 24 May 2017 05:03:00 -0400

The National Institute for Early Education Research has a new state-by-state report on preschool funding, enrollment and teacher quality. The findings are both encouraging and sobering.

Why Colleges Already Face Race-Related Challenges In Serving Future Students

Wed, 24 May 2017 04:01:02 -0400

By 2020 more than half of children in the U.S. will be part of an ethnic or racial minority. Colleges and universities are figuring out how to prepare for them.

Trump Budget Reduces Education Spending, Raises Funding For School Choice

Tue, 23 May 2017 16:31:00 -0400

President Trump's newly released budget proposal would cut overall education spending by 13.5 percent while increasing funding for school choice. The NPR Ed Team will unpack the administration's new budget and what it means for parents, teachers, students and taxpayers.

Chinese Student's Commencement Speech In U.S. Isn't Going Over Well In China

Tue, 23 May 2017 13:19:00 -0400

Shuping Yang praised the "fresh air of free speech" in the U.S. during her commencement address at the University of Maryland. That sparked a backlash from classmates and from people in China.

What's the Consensus on Consent?

Tue, 23 May 2017 11:20:35 -0400

Saying yes or no to a sexual advance should be straightforward. How do we clarify the rules on sexual consent?

As Store Layoffs Mount, Retail Lags Other Sectors In Retraining Workers

Tue, 23 May 2017 06:01:00 -0400

Many retail workers are losing their jobs amid major technological shifts. And while some industries invest to retrain their workers with new skills, retail largely hasn't succeeded in doing that.

President Trump's Budget Proposal Calls For Deep Cuts To Education

Mon, 22 May 2017 21:02:00 -0400

The White House is expected to ask for big cuts, push school choice and change student loan repayment. But presidents have rarely succeeded in cutting the Education Department budget.

Texas Lawmakers Revive 'Bathroom Bill,' OK Religious Refusal Of Adoptions

Mon, 22 May 2017 13:27:00 -0400

A proposal governing bathroom use by transgender students in public schools has moved forward. A bill to allow adoption agencies to deny gay, unmarried or non-Christian would-be parents has passed.

In 'American Race,' Charles Barkley Is A True Believer In The Power Of Dialogue

Mon, 22 May 2017 10:06:00 -0400

In the new TNT docu-series about race, the former NBA star is mostly indifferent to the broader context of the discussions he's wading into — and to the limits of trying to "start a dialogue."

Here's A Voucher Program For Special Needs Kids That Works

Mon, 22 May 2017 08:00:00 -0400

Florida's Gardiner Scholarship provides families of students who have some special needs to homeschool. A controversial bill would expand it.

Protesting Students Walk Out On Pence's Address At Notre Dame

Sun, 21 May 2017 16:47:00 -0400

Student organizers said they walked out because Pence's policies "have marginalized our vulnerable sisters and brothers for their religion, skin color, or sexual orientation."

Why It's So Hard To Know Whether School Choice Is Working

Sun, 21 May 2017 06:00:00 -0400

It's hard to know how schools of choice — charter or private — are performing. Researchers say that's precisely because they are schools of choice. But here's what we do know.

When School Vouchers Don't Offer Much Of A Choice

Sat, 20 May 2017 08:02:18 -0400

Indiana is home to the largest private school voucher program in the country, but what does that mean for students in Eminence, Ind., where the closest private school is a 40-minute drive away?

Trump Gives Commencement Address; Leaked Education Budget Has Big Cuts

Sat, 20 May 2017 06:00:00 -0400

A push for better student data and more news of the week.

Lessons From The Nation's Oldest Voucher Program

Fri, 19 May 2017 06:00:00 -0400

Milwaukee's voucher program serves some 28,000 students. Most of them are African-American and come from low-income families.