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DeVos Appoints CEO Of A Student Loan Company To Head Federal Aid Agency

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 06:00:23 -0400

Plus school district secession, student borrower complaints, and more.



How It All Turned Out: A Kindergarten Story, 13 Years Later

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 06:08:00 -0400

NPR was there for 5-year-old Sam's first day of kindergarten back in 2004. His parents wondered if he was ready. This month, as he graduated from high school, they're still asking that question.



Anne Frank's Diary At 75

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 05:02:00 -0400

It's been 75 years since 13-year-old Anne Frank sat down to write her first diary entry about hiding during World War II. Today, her legacy is carried on at an elementary school in Philadelphia.



Louisiana Is First State To Ban Public Colleges From Asking About Criminal History

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 08:39:00 -0400

The "ban the box" movement is designed to open opportunities to the tens of millions of Americans with some kind of criminal record.



Federal Officials Turn To Private Law Firms To Chase Student Loan Debtors

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:30:00 -0400

People who default on their student loans could hear from a private debt collector. The government turns to collection agencies to get payments out of people who often don't work and can't have their wages or tax returns garnished.



Online Retail Boom Means More Warehouse Workers, And Robots To Accompany Them

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 16:46:00 -0400

On the outskirts of the Bay Area, farming communities are hoping that warehouse jobs tied to the e-commerce surge will boost the local economy. But automation is expected to take over many such jobs.



Big Tent Revival: Southern Baptists Challenge A Racist History

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 10:06:30 -0400

The Southern Baptist Convention has officially denounced white nationalism. What does this tell us about today's evangelicals?



A School That Provides The One Constant In Homeless Children's Lives

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 06:25:00 -0400

Positive Tomorrows in Oklahoma City addresses education and other basic needs for homeless students and their families.



Poverty, Dropouts, Pregnancy, Suicide: What The Numbers Say About Fatherless Kids

Sun, 18 Jun 2017 06:04:29 -0400

Data clearly show how many fatherless children there are and how their lives are affected, but one best-selling author says he rarely sees interventions happening in schools.



For Some Students, Getting An Education Means Crossing The Border

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 06:27:00 -0400

There are hundreds of kids who are U.S. citizens but live in Mexico. Every day they walk across the border to go to school in California.



DeVos Rolls Back For-Profit College Regs, Harvard's President To Step Down

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 06:01:29 -0400

A potential weakening of campus civil rights enforcement, a big transition at Harvard and more in our weekly roundup.



In This Alaska Family, Life Lessons Are Passed Down On The Water

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 05:33:00 -0400

In southeast Alaska, the commercial king salmon fishing season has been shut down a month early, because the number of wild salmon returning to rivers to spawn is at an all-time low.



At Yale, Protests Mark A Fight To Recognize Union For Grad Students

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 13:02:00 -0400

The dispute pits graduate student teachers who voted to unionize against an administration that refuses to bargain and disputes the election's validity. Yale says it's awaiting a federal review.



Transgender Teachers Talk About Their Experiences At School

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 06:00:00 -0400

There's been a lot of national attention on transgender students this school year. Here's a look at the lives and careers of two transgender teachers.



Teen Sex-Ed Resources For Oh, Oh, Those Summer Nights

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 06:00:00 -0400

Summer is a time when kids claim more independence. And parents worry about keeping them out of trouble. A new generation of resources covers topics like puberty, consent and STDs.