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#DearWashington: Readers Share Personal Concerns This Election

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:03:00 -0400

NPR is asking audiences to share something that they want their leaders in Washington to know about why this election matters to them.



Bias Isn't Just A Police Problem, It's A Preschool Problem

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 05:00:00 -0400

A new study by researchers at Yale found that pre-K teachers, white and black alike, spend more time watching black boys, expecting trouble.



Kaya Henderson On Education And Her Tenure As D.C. Schools Chancellor

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 21:25:08 -0400

Michel Martin interviews Kaya Henderson, who has served as chancellor for D.C. Public Schools for six years and will step down on Oct. 1.



Teaching Middle-Schoolers Climate Change Without Terrifying Them

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 06:03:00 -0400

One science teacher in Miami knows how sea-level rise could affect her students' lives when they are her age. She is determined to teach them to take that seriously, with optimism.



Fact Check: Trump And Clinton Debate For The First Time

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 20:48:00 -0400

NPR reporters and editors annotated Monday night's debate as it happened. Read the final fact check, analysis and context here.



How Native Students Can Succeed In College: 'Be As Tough As The Land That Made You'

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:17:00 -0400

Native Americans make up less than 1 percent of students in college. Many say they feel invisible, without access to elite campuses. One program helps them leverage their heritage and identity.



Shaken By Economic Change, 'Non-Traditional' Students Are Becoming The New Normal

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 08:35:00 -0400

The massive growth in the adult student population in America's colleges and universities — one quarter of all college students are over the age of 30 — is changing the higher ed landscape.



A Harrowing, Mountain-Scaling Commute For Chinese Schoolkids

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 06:28:00 -0400

To get to school, the children must trek as many as four hours up and down a 2,600-foot mountainside, relying on rickety ladders. Their families see their education as a way out of poverty.



Donald Trump's Plan For America's Schools

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 06:00:25 -0400

More choice, no Common Core, and a gutting of the U.S. Education Department.



Hillary Clinton's Plan For America's Students

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 06:00:25 -0400

In advance of the first debate, a rundown of the Democratic presidential candidate's positions.



For Students In Tulsa, Pain Frames Conversation About Crutcher

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 08:47:10 -0400

Rebecca Lee teaches in Tulsa. Lee has been talking with students about their feelings after Terence Crutcher, whose daughter attends her school, was shot to death. She shared them publicly online.



University Of Chicago Freshmen React To Letter Denouncing Trigger Warnings

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 16:42:00 -0400

Classes begin next week at the University of Chicago, which sent out a letter last month to incoming freshmen criticizing safe spaces and trigger warnings. NPR talks to two of these freshmen.



Harvard University Endowment Posts 2 Percent Loss On Investments

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 20:19:00 -0400

The nation's largest university endowment is underperforming and faces challenges due to churning leadership and a questionable investment strategy.



Kentucky Governor Can't Cut Universities' Budgets, Court Rules

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 14:30:00 -0400

The case is one of three lawsuits the state's Democratic attorney general has filed against Republican Gov. Matt Bevin since Bevin was sworn in last December.



A City Looks To STEM School To Lift Economy, But Will Grads Stay?

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 04:48:00 -0400

What can a city in decline do to make a comeback? In Springfield, Ohio, a new school is trying to turn the tide. But local leaders say keeping young people from moving away is key to economic revival.