The Plan To Give Pell Grants To Prisoners07/31/15
The Obama administration unveiled a pilot program Friday morning that will once again give some prisoners access to Pell Grants, a form of federal student aid.
The Play's The Thing — High School Productions Down The...
Bob Mondello looks at the most-produced shows at high schools through seven decades and ponders what the choices made by drama teachers tell us.
3 University Of Virginia Graduates Sue 'Rolling Stone'...
Three UVA graduates at the center of the debunked story about rape at the school sued Rolling Stone, its publisher and the reporter for defamation. The magazine's managing editor resigned this week.
Pell Grants For Prisoners: An Old Argument Revisited
The Obama administration is expected to announce a new program Friday that would once again allow some prisoners access to federal Pell grants.
Teaching Students To Use Their Noodles
A summer program at Johns Hopkins University puts high-schoolers' ingenuity to the test — building bridges out of nothing but spaghetti and glue.
The Struggle To Breathe Life Back Into Empty Schools
As urban schools across the country continue to lose students, the question districts like St. Louis face is: What to do with all of those empty buildings?
The Test That Can Look Into A Child's (Reading) Future
Researchers say they've come up with a 30-minute test that can predict a child's language skill and diagnose learning disabilities.
They're No. 1: U.S. Wins Math Olympiad For First Time In...
America's top math students went head-to-head with competitors from more than 100 countries — and they won. "If you can even solve one question," their head coach says, "you're a bit of a genius."
Judge Rules That University Did Not Hold Fair Trial In...
A sexual assault complaint at the University of California, San Diego, led to a university investigation. The accused student was suspended. But a Superior Court judge has ruled that the school did not provide him a fair trial. Los Angeles Times...
'Mr. Spider' Says Goodbye: An Art Teacher's Final Day At...
For nearly a quarter century, Mathias Schergen taught in one of Chicago's toughest neighborhoods. Now, he's moving on.
On College Campuses, Suicide Intervention Via Anonymous App
Yik Yak, which allows users to post anonymously, is infamous for bullying and sexist posts. But it has also become a space for college students to post suicidal thoughts and get reassuring responses.
How Textbooks Can Teach Different Versions Of History
About 5 million public school students in Texas this year will get new and controversial textbooks that critics say water down history.
#RaceOnTech: How An Early Love Of Math Led Her To The Role...
This week, NPR's All Tech Considered is connecting with diverse innovators in tech and science. Kiverdi CEO Lisa Dyson discusses an early role model, her work and the need to boost tech education.
Congress Considers Reauthorizing No Child Left Behind...
Congress is considering a reauthorization of No Child Left Behind education standards that could have sweeping effects on schools. But there's a fight over testing, state control and Common Core.
How Standardized Tests Are Scored (Hint: Humans Are...
We know very little about what goes into standardized tests, who really designs them and how they're scored. Take a peek into the nation's largest test-scoring facility in the country.
Campuses Consider Following New York's Lead On 'Yes Means...
This week, New York became the second state to enact an affirmative consent law, meant to combat campus sexual assault. The law requires all colleges and universities to have a policy that "only 'yes' means 'yes' " - stricter than the old-time "'no'...
House And Senate Lawmakers Work To Revise No Child Left...
Passed in 2001, the education law established more standardized testing and education data collection than at any time in U.S. history. Congress is looking to reauthorize it, but roadblocks remain.
How One Israeli Educator Turned His School Around
At this high school perched on a mountain in Israel, every single senior passed the exams that the principal calls "a ticket ... to better places." Fifteen years ago, only 12 percent passed.
For Americans Seeking Affordable Degrees, German Schools...
More and more Americans are pursuing graduate degrees in Germany, where tuition is often free and many classes are taught in English.
For This Transgender Third-Grader, Life As A Boy Is...
For Brooklyn elementary student Q Daily, the first full school year as a "he" made all the difference.
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