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Why West Virginia Teachers Are Demanding Higher Pay and Improved Benefits

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:55:00 -0500

Schools closed across West Virginia Thursday as teachers there walked out to demand higher pay and improved benefits.

How School Shootings Have Changed The Teaching Profession

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:55:00 -0500

Education schools are now training teachers how to deal with an active shooter. One expert says it hasn't deterred teachers from applying, but it has changed the profession, for better or worse.

'It's Not Just A Story. It's Our Lives': Student Journalists In Parkland

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:19:00 -0500

"We're using the Eagle Eye right now to show what the students are really feeling and what the students are saying," says Christy Ma, a student journalist at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

What Decades Of Covering School Shootings Has Taught Me

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:15:00 -0500

Each horrific school shooting offers painful lessons but few, if any, answers.

Trump Backs Arming Teachers During Emotional White House Listening Session

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 20:08:00 -0500

A week after 17 people were killed at a Parkland, Fla., high school, President Trump hosted survivors, parents and teachers from that and other recent school shooting tragedies.

Head Of D.C.'s Schools Resigns After Personal Scandal And Amid District Tumult

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:52:00 -0500

The D.C. public school chancellor resigned amid ongoing graduation issues and under pressure after news emerged that he had improperly transferred his child from one highly desired school to another.

Kentucky Moves To Add Guns To Schools After School Shooting

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:51:00 -0500

The Kentucky legislature is considering arming teachers and administrators in response to a school shooting there Jan. 23.

After Florida Shooting, Students Are Lobbying For New Gun Regulations

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:17:00 -0500

Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are headed to Tallahassee to lobby state lawmakers to pass new gun regulations. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Steve Bousquet of the Tampa Bay Times about the state of play and Gov. Rick Scott's relationship with the NRA.

Memoirist Retraces Her Journey From Survivalist Childhood To Cambridge Ph.D.

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:07:00 -0500

Growing up, Tara Westover had no birth certificate, never saw a doctor and didn't go to school. She writes about her awkward transition into the mainstream in Educated: A Memoir.

The Columbine Generation

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 10:06:30 -0500

Survivors of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, are dedicated to making sure it's the last.

How Do You Teach Slavery?

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 11:06:30 -0500

Americans' knowledge of slavery is varied, and often inaccurate.

'Tell Them We Are Rising' Tackles Impact Of Historically Black Colleges

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 18:00:19 -0500

NPR's Michel Martin talks with Stanley Nelson, who showcases the history of black colleges and universities in a new documentary Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities.

Navajo President: Go To College, Then Bring That Knowledge Home

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 07:24:28 -0500

Half of Native Americans say college was never part of the conversation growing up. Their graduation rates are far below the national average. Navajo leaders say those who go to college don't return.

How To Talk With Kids About Terrible Things

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 06:11:20 -0500

The school shooting in Parkland, Fla., has children all over the country asking difficult questions. Here are a few tips for their parents and teachers.

Trans Students, School Shooting, And Bill Gates Answers A Tough Question

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 04:56:20 -0500

What's become of some very large sums of money directed (or not) towards education? Plus, DACA's impact on college-going, in our weekly roundup.