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What Are The Main Reasons Teachers Call It Quits?

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 06:00:00 -0400

Teachers in the U.S. flee the profession at rates higher than other developed nations. Often, the reasons have little to do with pay, parents or students.

How We Teach English Learners: 3 Basic Approaches

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 06:00:02 -0400

U.S. schools are scrambling to teach millions of students who don't speak English. That means more program options and better services. Here's a look at the three most common approaches.

For Many Schools The Recession Never Ended

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 06:08:00 -0400

A new study of census and state budget data finds a majority of states spend less on their schools now than they did in 2008.

Breakthrough In Strike By Pennsylvania Professors

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 20:19:00 -0400

The Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties and Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education reached a tentative agreement on the third day of a walkout.

Texas May Be Denying Tens Of Thousands Of Children Special Education

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 04:59:00 -0400

Texas school officials have until early November to explain why they placed a limit on the percentage of children enrolled in special education, as a Houston Chronicle investigation revealed.

American Academy Of Pediatrics Lifts 'No Screens Under 2' Rule

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:05:00 -0400

A new policy statement says kids as young as 15 months can learn from media when a caregiver is present and involved.

Educators Went To Jail For Cheating. What Happened To The Students?

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 06:02:00 -0400

Thousands of Atlanta students were affected by the cheating scandal in which test scores were falsified. Years later, those who remain are now receiving special services.

Pennsylvania Professors Go On Strike

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 16:55:00 -0400

Faculty members began a walkout Wednesday after contract talks with the state broke down. The striking union represents educators at 14 of Pennsylvania's public universities.

Checking Back In On The Barber Who Encourages Kids To Read

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 12:50:00 -0400

Our story about the barbershop that takes $2 off haircuts for young readers went viral, so we went back to ask what happened next.

Teacher Training As 'Part Theater, Part Sport'

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 06:00:00 -0400

Relay, an independent teacher prep program, is growing quickly thanks to its hands-on approach. Is this the future of teacher training?

American High School Graduation Rates Reach All-Time High

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 17:08:00 -0400

America's high school graduation rate has risen to an all-time high: 83 percent. While the rise is due to increased attention on at-risk students, the uptick also reflects lower graduation standards.

NPR Poll: Are Parents Overrating The Quality Of Child Care?

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 13:03:00 -0400

Almost all parents rate their child care as very good or excellent, according to a new NPR poll. But researchers say that's off base, and that just 10 percent of child care is high quality.

The High School Graduation Rate Reaches A Record High — Again

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 11:47:00 -0400

Students of color, low-income students, students with disabilities and English learners have all made gains.

E Is For Empathy: Sesame Workshop Takes A Crack At Kindness

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 04:53:00 -0400

A new survey from Sesame Workshop found that parents and teachers worry a lot about kindness — what it looks like, how to cultivate it and why there isn't enough of it in the world.

Students Clash With Police In South Africa Protests

Sun, 16 Oct 2016 07:26:00 -0400

University students in South Africa have been protesting for weeks, demanding the government make university free. They say the goal is equal access for poor blacks, the country's majority.