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Google Hopes To Hire More Black Engineers By Bringing Students To Silicon Valley

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 07:45:00 -0400

Howard, the historically black university in Washington, D.C., is sending computer science students to study at Google's headquarters in California, as part of an effort called Howard West.

College Classes In Maximum Security: 'It Gives You Meaning'

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:55:00 -0400

A privately funded program provides higher education to about 300 students in New York state prisons. Graduates are less likely to get in legal trouble after prison but getting hired is a challenge.

How For-Profit Colleges Sell 'Risky Education' To The Most Vulnerable

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:49:00 -0400

Tressie McMillan Cottom worked in enrollment at two for-profit colleges, but quit because she felt uncomfortable selling students an education they couldn't afford. Her new book is Lower Ed.

'Open Schools' Made Noise In The '70s; Now They're Just Noisy

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 04:27:00 -0400

'Open Education' was a big idea half a century ago. Kids were supposed to move around, learning in groups or exploring on their own. But, within a few years, the movement faded. So, what happened?

Concerns After Texas School Opens 'Prayer Room' That's Attracting Muslim Students

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 18:26:20 -0400

The state attorney general has raised constitutional questions about a public school's move to establish a room to accommodate all students and their religions. The debate has embroiled the community.

Howard University Aims To Build Silicon Valley Pipeline Of Black Software Engineers

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 17:56:00 -0400

The historically black university in Washington, D.C., is sending computer science students to study at Google's headquarters in California, as part of an effort called Howard West.

Students Serve Up Stories Of Beloved Family Recipes In A Global Cookbook

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 08:03:00 -0400

Many students at D.C.'s Capital City Charter School are first-generation Americans. For a creative writing project, a literacy nonprofit picked a topic everyone could relate to: food from home.

A High School's Lesson For Helping English Language Learners Get To College

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 06:19:00 -0400

Fort Wayne, Ind., is home to one of the largest Burmese refugee populations in the U.S. One public high school there is helping them meet high expectations.

This Week In Education: Supreme Court Rules On Special Ed; Senator Slams Vouchers

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 06:00:00 -0400

Plus a bill for "Dreamers" and a former for-profit college lobbyist leaves the Education Department.

Kids Who Suffer Hunger In First Years Lag Behind Their Peers In School

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:54:00 -0400

When infants and young kids grow up in homes without enough to eat, they're more likely to perform poorly in kindergarten, a study shows. The younger they experienced hunger, the stronger the effect.

School Suspensions Have Plunged: We Don't Yet Know If That's Good News

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 06:00:15 -0400

A controversial new paper suggests schools in New York City are less safe now that fewer students are being suspended.

The Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of A Special Education Student

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:04:00 -0400

In a case involving a Colorado school district, the high court finds that schools must ensure students make more than minimal progress.

You Probably Believe Some Learning Myths: Take Our Quiz To Find Out

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 06:34:14 -0400

A new survey shows widespread misconceptions and unfounded confidence about learning.

Teaching Language With Culture In California

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 05:09:00 -0400

Elementary school teacher Ron Morris of Riverside, California goes a step beyond to understand his students' backgrounds. It's one way Morris incorporates the culture of his students in the classroom.

Boston Students Get A Glimpse Of A Whole New World, With Different Maps

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 12:25:00 -0400

In a bid to "decolonize the curriculum," Boston Public Schools has swapped into some classrooms the Peters projection — a map meant to more accurately portray continent sizes.