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How A Gene Editing Tool Went From Labs To A Middle-School Classroom

Sat, 27 May 2017 08:01:03 -0400

Some compare the democratization of personal computing in the 1970s to the current changes in access to genetic engineering tools, in part thanks to the CRISPR gene editing tool.

Former High School Dropout Joins Peace Corps, Helps New Dropouts

Sat, 27 May 2017 07:00:03 -0400

Stefani McCoy had it with school when she was a teenager. She turned her life around — and now she's helping Namibia's dropouts do the same.

Education Department Faces Deep Cuts; DeVos Faces Tough Questions

Sat, 27 May 2017 06:00:00 -0400

Our weekly education news roundup: Trump administration unveils its 2018 budget proposal; DeVos talks school choice in Indianapolis, then faces a grilling from lawmakers.

In Commencement Speech, Hillary Clinton Jabs Trump Administration

Fri, 26 May 2017 08:58:00 -0400

"When people in power invent their own facts and attack those who question them, it can mark the beginning of the end of a free society," Clinton said at Wellesley College.

Mark Zuckerberg Tells Harvard Graduates To Embrace Globalism, 'A Sense Of Purpose'

Fri, 26 May 2017 04:50:00 -0400

The Facebook CEO said fighting authoritarianism and nationalism is "the struggle of our time." Some have speculated he may run for office, though Zuckerberg has denied it.

Why Did The Top Student Aid Official Under Betsy DeVos Resign?

Thu, 25 May 2017 14:26:00 -0400

Conscience or incompetence? Two competing narratives — along partisan lines — have emerged to explain the sudden departure of the head of the Federal Student Aid Office.

What It's Like To Live In A Small, Rural, Politically Divided Town

Thu, 25 May 2017 05:12:00 -0400

Politics in Haines, Alaska — population 2,500 — has grown intensely bitter lately, reflecting the volume and heat of national politics.

Goodwill Helps 43-Year-Old Finally Get Her High School Diploma

Thu, 25 May 2017 05:12:00 -0400

Most American adults have finished high school. For those who haven't, wages are rock bottom and the unemployment rate is more than 7 percent. That's why Goodwill opened a charter school for adults.

Here's What Betsy DeVos Said Wednesday On Capitol Hill

Wed, 24 May 2017 15:03:00 -0400

The education secretary testified before a House subcommittee on the Trump administration's 2018 budget proposal, which calls for deep cuts to education.

Black Ministry Students At Duke Say They Face Unequal Treatment And Racism

Wed, 24 May 2017 11:23:00 -0400

The dean says pushing the school to be a more diverse and inclusive environment is a top priority.

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?