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The Town That Hanged An Elephant Is Now Working To Save Them

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

A team of high school students in Tennessee researched the century-old story of "Murderous Mary" and found a town eager for redemption. Their podcast is a winner in NPR's Student Podcast Challenge.


Periods! Why These 8th-Graders Aren't Afraid To Talk About Them

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

The middle school winners of the NPR Student Podcast Challenge offer their perspective on why talking about something so natural is so taboo — and why that's silly.


Here Are The Winners Of The NPR Student Podcast Challenge

Wednesday, May 01, 2019

Students across the U.S. showed us their worlds with podcasts in the first-ever NPR student contest.


Student Podcasts? For Our Contest, We Got Thousands Of Them

Saturday, April 06, 2019

The first-ever NPR Student Podcast challenge has closed, with nearly 6,000 entries from all 50 states. As you might expect, students these days have a lot to say.


How Admissions Really Work: If The College Admissions Scandal Shocked You, Read This

Saturday, March 23, 2019

There are lots of legal ways that wealthy students get into America's top schools.


Building Teens Into Strong Readers — By Letting Them Teach

Friday, March 15, 2019

Two-thirds of students in Washington, D.C., can't read and write at grade level when they start high school. One program helps teens improve — by giving them the tools to teach younger kids.


Why The College Admissions Scandal Hurts Students With Disabilities

Thursday, March 14, 2019

"Stories like this are why we continue to see backlash to disability rights laws," one expert said.


This Mentoring Program Is Taking A Different Approach To Help Students With Reading

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Many schools rely on mentoring programs to help younger students. But one program is turning that idea on its head — by helping older students become better readers by teaching younger kids.


Limited School Choice For Native Americans; Oakland Teachers Reach Deal To End Strike

Saturday, March 02, 2019

A new report highlights the lack of school choice options for American Indian and Alaska Native students. Also this week in education news, why white school districts have so much more money.


DeVos Announces Support For Proposed School Choice Tax Credit

Thursday, February 28, 2019

The proposed tax credit would go toward donations to private school scholarships and other school choice initiatives. Critics say such programs funnel money and students away from public schools.


Why White School Districts Have So Much More Money

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

According to a new report, predominantly white school districts receive $23 billion more than districts that serve mostly students of color in the U.S.


Oakland, Los Angeles And More To Come: Why Teachers Keep Going On Strike

Friday, February 22, 2019

Across the country, teachers are striking again. First there was Los Angeles, then Denver and West Virginia. Now Oakland, Calif., teachers are on the picket lines.


German Town Sees A Smurf Invasion, As Thousands Gather To Break World Record

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Almost 3,000 people painted their bodies blue and gathered in Germany in hopes of setting a world record on Saturday.


More Than 300 Chemical Attacks Launched During Syrian Civil War, Study Says

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Researchers say this number could be much higher, and that Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime carried out 98 percent of them, dropping chlorine gas, sarin and sulfur mustard gas on civilians.


On The Hill, A Rare Gun Violence Hearing; In Denver, A Looming Teacher Strike

Saturday, February 09, 2019

Also this week, Sen. Lamar Alexander proposed a new system for keeping colleges accountable and simplifying the application for federal student aid.


Teachers Vote Yes On Deal To End Los Angeles Strike

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

After six days out of the classroom, union members voted yes on a proposed contract, which means teachers will be back in schools Wednesday.


Under Rainy Skies, Los Angeles Teachers Take To The Picket Lines

Monday, January 14, 2019

Educators and their supporters gathered outside of schools Monday, then converged near Los Angeles City Hall in a sea of umbrellas, ponchos and signs. LA last saw a teacher strike nearly 30 years ago.


Trump Says He's 'Not Keeping Anything Under Wraps,' About Meetings With Putin

Sunday, January 13, 2019

President Trump took pains to keep the details of meetings with Putin secret, the Washington Post reports.


Report: College Students Are Hungry And Government Programs Could Do More To Help

Thursday, January 10, 2019

A federal report finds many undergraduates are too hungry to learn and don't have enough information to access the federal resources available to help.


Virginia Study Finds Increased School Bullying In Areas That Voted For Trump

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Researchers found higher rates of bullying and certain teasing in areas where voters favored Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election.