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Teachers Share Anger, Frustration Over Grants Turned Into Loans

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 06:00:25 -0400

A federal program meant to encourage young teachers has, instead, saddled thousands of them with unexpected debts. "I was in shock," says Mikayla Rhone, a teacher in Nebraska.

School Walkouts, Broken-down Classrooms, And Beyoncé

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 12:00:24 -0400

Historically black college pride rules at Coachella; students stand up for safety and justice.

Arizona Teachers Plan To Strike On Thursday

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 07:42:41 -0400

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to Mesa public school teacher Cathy Zinkhon Matsumoto about why Arizona teachers are planning to walk out.

Why Duke University Won't Honor Freshman Roommate Requests This Fall

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 07:36:14 -0400

Duke University has decided to stop honoring roommate requests made by incoming freshmen — returning the procedure largely to chance. Vice President for Student Affairs Larry Moneta tells NPR why.

19 Years After Columbine, Students Walk Out To Stop Gun Violence

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 11:02:00 -0400

Some 2,600 school walkouts are planned across the country, starting at 10 a.m. in each time zone.

Why More Than A Million Teachers Can't Use Social Security

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 06:33:00 -0400

About 40 percent of teachers live in places where their state or local pension is the only safety net they've got.

National Teachers Union Cuts Ties With Wells Fargo Over Bank's Ties To NRA, Guns

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 05:24:43 -0400

The American Federation of Teachers, the largest teachers union in the country, says it's ending its relationship with Wells Fargo because the bank does business with the gun industry and the NRA.

Arizona Teachers Vote To Strike, Sparking Statewide Walkout

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 01:29:00 -0400

The governor's plan to raise teachers' salaries by 20 percent is meeting with resistance from critics who say it is unrealistic.

Meet The Students Who Dreamed Up Friday's National School Walkout

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 05:27:00 -0400

Thousands of students across the country are expected to walk out of class Friday to protest violence in schools. And the idea came from a group of kids who live far from Florida.

100 Top Colleges Vow To Enroll More Low-Income Students

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 14:34:00 -0400

As more schools band together to commit to recruiting and graduating 50,000 more low-income students, four college presidents discuss what it will take to get there.

What Adult Learners Really Need (Hint: It's Not Just Job Skills)

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 06:36:29 -0400

The focus shouldn't be "quick-and-dirty" paths to a degree, argues one scholar and activist, but deep learning experiences and strong support.

The Letter Of The Day Is 'S': Sesame Street, An Avenue For Social Good

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 11:06:30 -0400

You're getting smarter, stronger, kinder …

Wyoming District To Decide On Teachers Carrying Guns

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 05:16:00 -0400

The school board in Cody, Wyo., is scheduled to decide whether to let its teachers carry guns. In a heavily armed state that allows school districts to make that decision, it's still stirred debate.

The 'New Power' Generation: A Manifesto For A More Humane World

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 11:06:30 -0400

Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms have written a guide for spreading ideas, building movements and staying ahead.

Kentucky Governor Apologizes For Comments On Teachers' Strike

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 19:20:42 -0400

Gov. Matt Bevin's comments came as thousands of teachers protested at the state Capitol, asking lawmakers to override the governor's vetoes of bills that would increase public education funding.