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Professors Take A Different Approach In Responding To 'Leftist Propaganda' Claims

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 17:06:00 -0500

An online "professor watchlist" claims to expose those who promote "leftist propaganda." University of Notre Dame professor John Duffy and peers asked to have their names added to the list in unity.

Unlocking Dyslexia: Personal Stories Of Frustration — And Success

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 06:33:19 -0500

Our series on dyslexia brought some powerful, and emotional, reactions from readers and listeners. Here's a sampling.

Trump's Plan to Turn Public School Money Into Private School Vouchers

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 17:16:00 -0500

President-elect Donald Trump said on the campaign trail that school choice is "the new civil rights issue of our time." Here's what he plans to do about it.

Trump's Pick For Education: A Free Market Approach To School Choice

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 16:18:00 -0500

Betsy DeVos is the president-elect's candidate for Secretary of Education. The Michigan philanthropist favors a free-market competition and choice approach to school reform.

What Former Employees Say ITT Tech Did To Scam Its Students

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 13:25:00 -0500

Here are the accounts from several former employees and students about what happened behind closed doors at ITT Tech to lure students into expensive loans that rarely paid off.

Art That Transformed A Miami Neighborhood Now Making Its Schools Cool

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 03:29:00 -0500

The principal of a Miami middle school that artists adorned with murals two years ago says the art has led to better attendance and enrollment. This year, it's an elementary school's turn for murals.

Real Parents, Real Talk About Kids And Screens

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 03:31:00 -0500

How do you cope with parenting in the digital age? And how do you balance it all? How do you protect your kids, yet give them the freedom to create and explore?

University Of California Pledges To Fight Trump On Immigration Policy

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:37:00 -0500

Following Donald Trump's election, the University of California system has announced it will not cooperate with federal immigration authorities or turn over records to the government regarding students in the country illegally. NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Janet Napolitano, president of the University of California and former secretary of Homeland Security.

Yale Announces New Procedure For Renaming Of University Buildings

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:37:00 -0500

Yale has announced a new procedure for considering the renaming of university buildings, which could allow for the renaming of Calhoun College. NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Jonathan Holloway, dean of Yale College, about the new procedure.

For College Students With Kids, Getting Cheap Child Care Is A Challenge

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 04:00:00 -0500

Here's how difficult it is for students with children to get access to federal money for child care.

Dyslexia: The Learning Disability That Must Not Be Named

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 17:05:00 -0500

Many parents and teachers report that schools won't use the word dyslexia. Why might this be? And what is the Department of Education doing about it?

'B' And 'D' Learning Process Debunks Dyslexia Jumbled-Letters Myth

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 08:39:00 -0500

Many believe dyslexia is about jumbled letters, but experts say that's not quite right. This story explores what's happening in the brain that causes those backward letters.

Does Your State Provide Good Data On Your Schools? Probably Not

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 06:05:16 -0500

Searching for information on your state's schools can be a real challenge, according to a new report from the Data Quality Campaign.

This Week In Race: Dog Whistles, Dreamers And Dead Dictators

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 18:07:00 -0500

Pipeline and prisons and tantrums at Starbucks: these are a few of our favorite stories this week.

GAO Report: Student Loan Forgiveness Will Cost More than $100 Billion

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 05:09:00 -0500

The federal government is set to forgive more than $100 billion in student loan debt over the next few decades. That's according to a report out this week from the Government Accountability Office.