Dan Carsen

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Democrat Doug Jones Mounts A Challenge In Deep-Red Alabama

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Can a Democrat win a Senate seat in Alabama? As the Republican candidate, Roy Moore, is enmeshed in allegations of sexual assault, Democrat Doug Jones is trying to do just that.


What Happens When U.S. Immigration Rules Tighten? Let's Look To Alabama

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

In 2011, Alabama passed what was considered the nation's strictest immigration law. Much of it was later struck down. Now, it offers a snapshot into the challenges ahead for the Trump administration.


Many Schools Train Staff To Use Active Responses To Gunmen

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

With a school shooting about once every week in America, a greater number of school districts and colleges are training staff to use more active responses to gunmen, including fighting back.


Alabama Admits Its High School Graduation Rate Was Inflated

Monday, December 19, 2016

Alabama boosted its graduation rate with questionable methods and now faces federal and state audits. It's hard to know yet how far off the rate is.


'Why Can't Our Kids Go To School Together?' Asks Board Member In Alabama

Sunday, April 24, 2016

One school in Sumter County, Ala., is so underfunded, the principal says there's no money for badly needed repairs. And something else is missing from the schools: the county's white residents.


Why America's Schools Have A Money Problem

Monday, April 18, 2016

How much money a school can spend on its students still depends, in large part, on local property taxes. And many states aren't doing much to level the field for poor kids.


In Alabama, Teachers School Lawmakers

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

The 2016 teacher of the year in that state decided it was about time the people who write the laws that affect schools actually see the inside of a classroom.


Alabama's Science Standards Get A Makeover

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Alabama's Board of Education voted Thursday to adopt new science standards. The state's current standards have been in place for a decade, and many teachers are looking forward to the updates.


On Track To A 90 Percent Graduation Rate In Alabama

Sunday, June 07, 2015

The US high school graduation rate is at an all-time high. But why? NPR Ed partnered with 14 member stations around the country to bring you the stories behind that number. Check out the whole story here. And find out what's happening in your state.

James Hanks didn't ...


In Rural Alabama, Fighting HIV With A Game

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

In rural Alabama, HIV infection rates are among the highest in the nation, but talk of the virus is largely taboo. One researcher is hoping to break through the stigma with a video game.


Budget Cuts Threaten A Unique Alabama Prison Education Program

Saturday, August 23, 2014

In a small classroom in Alabama's Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women, a dozen women sit at long gray tables. They all wear the same coarse white jumpsuits as a projector shows tips on "responding to anger" and "developing a positive self-concept."

This prompts 34-year-old Tamara Kirkwood to reflect on her ...


A Small Device Helps Severely Nearsighted Drivers Hit The Road

Saturday, June 07, 2014

On an interstate heading into Birmingham, Ala., Dustin Jones merges a small white SUV into the flow of traffic. This might seem unremarkable, but Jones has a genetic condition that reduces his long-distance vision. Driving safely hadn't been an option for him, but now, with the help of a little ...


With 3-D Printing, Affordable Prosthetics Are In Reach

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Dan Carsen of WBHM reports how 3-D printers are changing manufacturing. They're cheap, and their results can be impressive. In Alabama, a team is working to create affordable prosthetics for kids.


Army Looks To Schools To Find The Next Cyberwarriors

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

You can literally see rockets when you drive into Huntsville, Ala., also known as the "Rocket City." NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center is here, along with scores of aerospace and defense contractors. The city also has one of the largest fully digital school districts: 24,000 Huntsville City Schools students use ...


There's Not Enough Work For Veterinarians

Monday, August 26, 2013

There are way more veterinarians than there is work for them to do, according to a recent survey by the American Veterinary Medical Association, as the nation's veterinary schools continue to crank out graduates.

A report from the American Veterinary Medical Association estimates the supply exceeds the demand ...