A Nearly Recession-Proof City Is Not Slowing Down03/02/15
The unemployment rate in Lincoln, Neb., is one of lowest in the U.S., thanks to a well-educated workforce. The focus now is on finding workers and keeping young people from leaving.
Teaching The Holocaust: New Approaches For A New Generation
Amid the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camps, a focus more on 'how Jews lived than about how they perished.'
Film About Campus Sexual Assault Tells Survivors: 'You Are Not Alone'
Survivors Annie Clark and Andrea Pino brought a Title IX complaint against the University of North Carolina. "This is not about UNC," Clark says. "We're not doing this to vilify our institution."
Colorado Pushes For Concealed Guns In K-12 Schools
Similar legislation has been proposed in North Dakota and Wyoming to allow concealed firearms on K-12 school grounds and college campuses, as a part of a larger effort to expand gun owners' rights.
Dissecting A Frog: A Middle School Rite Of Passage
In science classrooms across the country, middle-schoolers will take part in an iconic activity this year: frog dissection.
College? Career Tech? In Nashville, Teens Do Both
Vocational education is enjoying a renaissance in many U.S. schools. In Nashville, Tenn., all high-schoolers are encouraged to take three career-training classes, regardless of college plans.
The Great U.S. History Battle
The College Board redesigned the framework for its Advanced Placement U.S. history course, and many conservative lawmakers aren't happy about it.
In LA, Missing Kindergarten Is A Big Deal
Research shows that missing school in the crucial early days of school leads to problems later on. In Los Angeles, educators are working to raise kindergarten attendance.
How We Talk About Our Teachers
The words college students use to describe their professors say a lot about how men and women are judged differently.
Advanced Placement History Test Accused Of Being Unpatriotic
An Oklahoma legislative panel is reviewing the latest Advanced Placement U.S. History course and could cut funding for it in the state's schools. Lawmakers complain the course focuses on the negative.
When Pot Goes From Illegal To Recreational, Schools Face A Dilemma
Since Colorado legalized marijuana use, some schools in the state are starting to change how they teach students about the drug in health class. Educators worry students are receiving mixed messages.
Imagining The Future: 'Howard Project' Students Look Forward
A high school teacher, a lawyer, a nurse, a minister: Four college seniors at Howard University in Washington, D.C., describe their career ambitions and how they feel as graduation grows closer.
The Heavy Moral Weight Of Carnegie Mellon's 800 Botched Acceptances
Carnegie Mellon University recently emailed about 800 graduate school applicants to say they'd been accepted. But it was a mistake. NPR's Scott Simon reflects on acceptance letters in the digital age.
For Students In Ohio, A Crib Sheet For Interacting With Police
In Akron, Ohio, some students made a reference card designed to improve relations between the community and police. It offers tips on how to behave — and how to report police misconduct.
Oklahoma May Scrap AP History For Focusing On America's 'Bad Parts'
In Oklahoma, state lawmakers are debating a bill that would axe the teaching of Advanced Placement courses in U.S. history. The reason? Some believe the classes focus too much on what is "bad about America." The bill, which passed easily through a...
Now This Is An Example Of Truly Educational Radio
In Sierra Leone, schools have been closed since July to keep Ebola from spreading. So the government began a new way of teaching — on the radio.
Princeton Gifted Rare Books Valued At $300 Million
Audie Cornish speaks with Paul Needham, the Schiede Librarian at Princeton University, about the gift from the late philanthropist and alum, William Scheide.
Hoops By Day, Hops By Night: This Phys Ed Teacher's Got A Secret Brew
"Your friends are gonna tell you, 'Your beer is great.' It's another thing for people in the market to actually buy it and drink it," says gym teacher P.T. Lovern, founder of Line 51 Brewing.
Science Standards Draw Climate Change Debate Back Into Wyo. Classrooms
So far, 13 states have adopted the Next Generation Science Standards, but elsewhere these standards are causing controversy because of what they say about climate change. In Wyoming, reports Aaron Schrank, it's a particularly touchy issue.
Fitting In On Campus: Challenges For First-Generation Students
When students are the first in their family to go to college, they often feel out of place. Many say they need more help from their schools.
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