Aly Seidel

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Notebooks And Pencils And Pens, Cha-Ching!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Our informal survey of what's on those back-to-school shopping lists, and how much it costs to fill kids' backpacks.


An Unstoppable Killer: New Research Suggests Cancer Can't Be Eradicated

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Since Richard Nixon declared war on cancer in 1971, the National Cancer Institute has poured some $90 billion into research and treatments. Yet a cure remains elusive. Experts have plenty of targets for blame, including a flawed emphasis on treatment over prevention, and Big Pharma betting ...


When Applying For Federal Aid, 'Cross Your Fingers And Hope'

Monday, August 11, 2014

Every year, more than 20 million students apply for federal financial aid to help pay for college. Five years ago, Mandy Stango was one of them.

To get there, though, Stango felt confused and woefully unprepared. That confusion started with the very first step in the process, as she ...


The Teacher Dropout Crisis

Friday, July 18, 2014

Teachers are leaving the profession at an alarming rate and at a cost of billions of dollars per year.


The Challenges Of Investigating The Malaysia Airlines Disaster

Friday, July 18, 2014

NPR Moscow correspondent Corey Flintoff, who is following the investigation into the Malaysia Airlines flight that was apparently shot down, answers questions about how it's developing.


What We Don't Know About Summer School

Monday, July 07, 2014

It's a warning echoed in countless teen movies โ€” "If you don't pass this class, you'll go to summer school!" Kids for generations have been threatened with the elusive summer school: fail this test, miss this day and kiss your vacation goodbye.

This summer is no exception, with districts around ...


The Anatomy Of A Dress Code

Saturday, June 14, 2014

For principals and administrators, spring means a welcome end to snow days and delayed start times. But as the flowers and trees emerge from their winter slumber, so too do short pants, T-shirts, flip-flops and the inevitable battles over what kids can and can't wear to school.

It might as ...


A Diverse #SummerReading List For Kids

Thursday, June 05, 2014

In children's books, it can be easier to find talking pandas than characters of color.

Only 6 percent of children's books published in 2012 featured diverse characters. Last Saturday, the first ever BookCon in New York city came under severe scrutiny for featuring all-white speakers (and one ...


Free Ways To Beat The Summer Slide

Friday, May 30, 2014

Oh, summer vacation. In between camp and soccer games, many kids don't have much time to dedicate to schoolwork and find themselves behind once September rolls around. Experts call this 'the summer slide'.

"The summer slide is the phenomenon that all kids experience in some way, losing their hard-earned skills," ...