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As a new year starts, schools prepare for fewer masks, more learning and joy

Thursday, August 18, 2022

Schools are opening up around the country, and the third year in the shadow of a pandemic brings new challenges but also new hope.


Experts say we can prevent school shootings. Here's what the research says

Thursday, May 26, 2022

School safety experts have coalesced around a handful of important measures communities and politicians can take to protect students.


Making weather forecasts is hard. Getting people to understand them is even harder

Friday, January 07, 2022

After nearly a decade, the director of the National Weather Service has stepped down. Getting the public to understand weather is just as important as the science that delivers the forecasts, he says.


After a year of deadly weather, cities look to private forecasters to save lives

Thursday, December 16, 2021

New York City and Hoboken are the latest localities finalizing a deal with a private weather service, stepping away from something that has largely been the job of the federal government.


NYC hires private weather service for public safety after lethal flooding this fall

Sunday, November 28, 2021

New York City will hire a private weather service company to get a "second opinion" on forecasting from federal agencies. The move follows deadly flooding after heavy rainfall this past year.


Climate activists carry out hunger strike in D.C.

Saturday, November 06, 2021

A small band of passionate climate activists feel so desperate about the climate crisis that they've launched a hunger strike to pressure lawmakers to commit to reducing greenhouse gases.


How decades of disinformation about fossil fuels halted U.S. climate policy

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Most Americans want the government to tackle climate change, but decades of industry lobbying and misinformation have repeatedly worked together to prevent meaningful action.


Floods threaten to shut down a quarter of U.S. roads and critical buildings

Thursday, October 14, 2021

A new report says floods could shut down a quarter of the country's critical facilities like airports, hospitals, government buildings, and schools — and the roads that take you there.


Can A Social Media Boycott Fight Racism Online? The English Soccer World Hopes So

Saturday, May 01, 2021

English soccer clubs, coaches, players, journalists and the Premier League are boycotting social media for a few days. The players wants companies to do more to stop online abuse and racism.


On 'Celia,' Tiwa Savage Celebrates Powerful Women

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Named after the artist's mother, Savage's third album celebrates femininity as sensual, empowered and strong. It's her first release since being featured on Beyoncé's The Lion King soundtrack.


Tiny Desk Contestant Danielle Ponder On Telling Stories That Matter Through Music

Saturday, September 05, 2020

Every year, the Tiny Desk Contest attracts thousands of unsigned musicians — like powerhouse singer Danielle Ponder. Her entry, "Poor Man's Pain," was inspired by her work as a public defender.


'I'm Willing To Fight For America': 5 Student Activists On Protesting For Change

Friday, June 19, 2020

COVID-19 closed schools all over the world. But students are still taking the lead in the Black Lives Matter protests. So we ask student activists how they're organizing during the pandemic.


4 Ways Racial Inequity Harms American Schoolchildren

Thursday, June 11, 2020

The country's racial justice problems aren't limited to policing — U.S. schools also struggle with inequity and implicit bias.


Teachers: Are You Using Podcasts In Your Classroom?

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

NPR's Education Team wants to hear from educators who are using podcasts in their lesson plans. How are you grading them? How well are students performing in these assignments?


A 'Lost Decade': Haiti Still Struggles To Recover 10 Years After Massive Earthquake

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Billions of dollars poured into Haiti after the 2010 earthquake, giving the economy a boost. But reconstruction hasn't lived up to what was promised and Haitians tell NPR they feel forgotten.


Reflections On Friends, Hardship And 4 Years Of High School

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Words of wisdom, and hope, from speeches given by seniors this year at their high school graduation ceremonies.


School Funding Up In Teacher Protest States; Parkland Superintendent Keeps Job

Saturday, March 09, 2019

Also in this week's education roundup: a new head for Federal Student Aid, and a California law aims to make charter schools more transparent.


As LA Teachers Reach A Deal, Denver Authorizes A Strike And Oakland Schedules A Vote

Saturday, January 26, 2019

In this week's roundup: The LA teacher strike is over. But in Denver and Oakland, strikes may be in the horizon.


Denver And Los Angeles: Two Cities Trying To Negotiate A New Deal With Teachers

Saturday, January 19, 2019

In this week's roundup of education news: There's a strike in Los Angeles, while teachers in Denver will vote for their own walkout. That and more of this week's education news.


LA Teacher Strike Scheduled For Monday; New College Hunger Findings

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Teachers in the nation's second largest school district have been working without a contract for over a year; and a new report finds the government could do more to address hunger on college campuses.