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New Data About Student Loan Borrowers; DeVos Changes Obama-era Guidance

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 05:20:00 -0400

The week in education, from student aid rules to HBCUs.

Can Teaching Civics Save Democracy?

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:50:00 -0400

Democracy thrives off an informed and active community, researchers say. The way to secure that future is integrating civics classes in K-12 education.

Examining Links Between Academic Performance And Food Stamps

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 05:04:00 -0400

South Carolina researchers have drawn a connection between low-income students' poor performance on math tests and the time of month when their families run low on food stamps.

Miami 4th-Graders Write About Their Experiences With Hurricanes

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:25:00 -0400

At Sunset Elementary in Miami, students are writing personal essays about their experience with Hurricane Irma, and they have some advice for other kids who have yet to live through one.

The Department Of Education Cuts Off A Student Loan Watchdog

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 06:18:00 -0400

The Education Department has terminated two agreements with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Here's why that matters.

Trump, And Most Black College Presidents, Absent From Annual Meeting

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:41:00 -0400

This week the White House hosted historically black colleges and universities. But many HBCU presidents stayed away, arguing that the administration is not interested in the issues HBCUs face.

How One Group Is Working To Build A More Diverse Teaching Force

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 06:00:10 -0400

The Branch Alliance for Educator Diversity, a new organization, is working with minority-serving institutions to bring more color into the teaching ranks.

Is There A 'Better Way' To Handle Campus Sexual Assault?

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 05:22:00 -0400

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos may be using some compromise plans devised by outside groups as a model for balancing the rights of alleged victims and accused students.

Starting School At The University That Enslaved Her Ancestors

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 05:04:00 -0400

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talked to Mélisande Short-Colomb, whose family was once enslaved by Georgetown University. Now, at 63, Short-Colomb has enrolled as a freshman there.

How to Make Every Grade More Like Kindergarten

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 06:21:28 -0400

In his new book, MIT professor Mitchel Resnick lays out a vision for encouraging creative thinking, based on his research into what he calls Lifelong Kindergarten.

President Trump Set To Meet With Presidents Of Historically Black Colleges And Universities

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 17:54:00 -0400

Several of the HBCU college leaders have refused to participate, while others want to work with the White House. NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Michael Lomax, CEO of the United Negro College Fund, about the upcoming meeting.

Since Hurricane Irma, Only Some Students Have Been Able To Return To School In Miami

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 17:54:00 -0400

Miami-Dade Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho discusses the challenges his district faces as 300,000 students try to return to school, many of which are now makeshift shelters or without power.

Small Gift, Big Impact: How A Little Cash Changed Our Readers' Lives

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 07:00:30 -0400

We asked our readers: Was there ever a time when just a little no-strings cash would have made — or did make — a meaningful difference?

Barbershop: Conservative Free Speech On College Campuses

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 18:07:40 -0400

The Washington Examiner's Sarah Westwood, radio show host Charlie Sykes, and The Root editor-in-chief Danielle Belton weigh in on the controversy surrounding ESPN anchor Jemele Hill and the series of conservative-organized free speech events at University of California, Berkeley.

DeVos 'Rethinks' Education; Irma Shuts Down Florida Schools

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 06:09:27 -0400

From hurricanes to pension battles, there is education news from Puerto Rico to Wyoming in our weekly roundup.