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Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:12:00 -0500Donald Trump's pick to lead the Education Department got a grilling on a range of issues, from private school vouchers and charter school oversight to guns in schools. How did she fare?
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:32:00 -0500The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau reports that a growing number of older Americans have taken on student loan debt. For those who can't pay, Social Security benefits are being garnished.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:53:00 -0500President-elect Trump's pick for education secretary faced tough questions during her Senate confirmation hearing. She maintained her strong support for school choice and free-market solutions.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:40:00 -0500President-elect Trump's pick to lead the Department of Education, Betsy DeVos, appeared before the Senate's education committee Tuesday for her confirmation hearing. She is expected to be asked tough questions about her past support for private school vouchers and for limiting charter school oversight.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:24:00 -0500The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau found the number of people 60 and older with student loan debt has quadrupled in the past decade. Most loans were taken out on behalf of a child or grandchild.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 08:28:00 -0500Senate confirmation hearings begin on Tuesday for Betsy DeVos, Donald Trump's pick for education secretary. Steve Inskeep talks to Democratic Sen. Maggie Hassan, who has serious concerns about DeVos.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 06:02:00 -0500Donald Trump's nominee for education secretary faces tough questions as her Senate confirmation hearings start.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 17:16:00 -0500NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Danny Murillo and Steven Czifra, former Pelican Bay prisoners who started the Underground Scholars Initiative, a program to help counsel former prisoners going to college.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 12:01:00 -0500Margaret Spellings was secretary of education under George W. Bush. She says Donald Trump's ambivalence about the federal role in education raises interesting questions.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 06:00:00 -0500Journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones says school segregation will continue to exist in America "as long as individual parents continue to make choices that only benefit their own children."
Sun, 15 Jan 2017 06:31:00 -0500Ask any special ed teacher and they will probably tell you that paperwork is the bane of their jobs. These three teachers at Renaissance Academy in Utah have figured out how to keep it under control.
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 06:30:00 -0500Some of the most popular ideas in education aren't necessarily the best fixes.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 06:38:00 -0500After eight years in office, his list of accomplishments is as long as it is controversial.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 16:32:00 -0500Survivors of campus sexual assault and their allies are imploring President-elect Trump's nominee for education secretary to continue cracking down on schools who don't take the issue seriously.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 06:00:00 -0500High school graduation rates are improving, but an investigation into the numbers shows some of that is due to quick fixes. Policy experts respond with their suggestions for real progress.