Juana Summers

NPR Ed

Juana Summers appears in the following:

In Northern Virginia, Candidates See Opportunity In Asian Vote

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Virginia congressional candidates Barbara Comstock, a Republican, and John Foust, a Democrat, are hitting the campaign trail with the usual issues like jobs, health care and immigration. But they're also going a step further to close the deal in a district where Asian Americans are a fast growing ethnic group.

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Details Emerge Of Security Breach During Obama's CDC Visit

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

On Tuesday, The Washington Times reported that a security contractor with a gun and prior assault convictions was allowed on an elevator with President Obama during a trip to Atlanta.

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Secret Service Director Admits Mistakes In White House Breaches

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Congress called an unusual recess hearing to grill the Secret Service about the White House fence jumper.

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After Major Image Fumbles, NFL Now Runs Into Congress

Monday, September 22, 2014

Domestic violence and child abuse allegations against NFL stars have put the country's most-watched sports league in the congressional spotlight.

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Congress Gets Thrust Into Election-Year Debate Over ISIS Plan

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The House of Representatives is scheduled to vote Wednesday on whether to train and arm Syrian rebels fighting against the self-described Islamic State militant group.

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Lawmakers Want Vote On Obama's ISIS Response

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Congressional leaders met with President Obama on Tuesday, ahead of his speech on the Islamic State terrorist group.

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Lights, Camera, College?: Goucher College Introduces Video Applications

Friday, September 05, 2014

The college admissions game is intense, competitive and, some would say, out of control. Now one Maryland college is looking to make it a little bit simpler.

Goucher College, a liberal arts school in Baltimore, is offering students the opportunity to skip submitting standardized SAT and ACT scores as well ...

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Kids And Screen Time: What Does The Research Say?

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Kids are spending more time than ever in front of screens, and it may be inhibiting their ability to recognize emotions, according to new research out of the University of California, Los Angeles.

The study, published in the journal Computers in Human Behavior, found that sixth-graders who went ...

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A Picture Of Language: The Fading Art Of Diagramming Sentences

Friday, August 22, 2014

When you think about a sentence, you usually think about words — not lines. But sentence diagramming brings geometry into grammar.

If you weren't taught to diagram a sentence, this might sound a little zany. But the practice has a long — and controversial — history in U.S. schools.

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Helping Students Make Sense Of A Young Black Man's Death In Missouri

Friday, August 15, 2014

The death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., is likely to raise questions for kids at home and playing in parks, but also in classrooms where students and teachers are heading back for the first day of school.

The 18-year-old's death Saturday — and the circumstances surrounding it — have ...

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Smartphone Apps Help To Battle Campus Sexual Assaults

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Several new smartphone apps offer quick ways for college students facing dangerous or uncomfortable situations to reach out to friends, connect with resources on campus or call the police.

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Glossary: Marbles Edition

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Part of our NPR Ed series on why people play and how play relates to learning.

The game of marbles might seem simple, but behind it is an extensive vocabulary.

"After you're in it for a little while, it kind of becomes second nature to you," says Doug Watson. He's ...

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Education Reform Is Becoming A Celebrity Cause

Friday, August 08, 2014

Celebrities are becoming a prominent fixture in the debate over K-12 education.

This week Whoopi Goldberg used her platform on ABC's The View to speak out against teacher tenure.

"To me, bad teachers don't do anybody any good. So the union needs to recognize that parents are not going ...

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Rich Kid, Poor Kid: For 30 Years, Baltimore Study Tracked Who Gets Ahead

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Take two kids, the same age, who grew up in the same city. Which one is more likely to go to jail ... or college?

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Enlisting Smartphones In The Campaign For Campus Safety

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Technology – and particularly smartphones – could reshape safety efforts on college campuses. At least that's the hope of some developers.

Several new apps offer quick ways for college students facing unsafe or uncomfortable situations to reach out to their peers, connect with resources on campus and in their communities, ...

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Dutch, Australian Experts Reach MH17 Debris Field In Ukraine

Thursday, July 31, 2014

The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe has some good news this morning:

Remember, experts from Australia and The Netherlands have been trying to get to the debris field of the downed Malaysia Airlines jet in eastern Ukraine for a week. Every time they attempted a trip,

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Q&A: How Is The Native College Experience Different?

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Adrienne Keene is a post-doctoral researcher at Brown University, the author of the popular blog "Native Appropriations" and a member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma.

She's also spent years studying the experience of Native American students navigating the college admissions process. Keene works with College Horizons, a ...

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Q&A: Designing Playful Learning Spaces

Friday, July 18, 2014

When we talk about playing and learning, we naturally think of children's museums. Most major cities offer some experience like this, where kids are able to get their hands dirty, and — shocking! — learn something at the same time.

The museums — at least the good ones — are ...

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Typhoon Batters Chinese Island, Heads For Vietnam

Friday, July 18, 2014

The strongest typhoon to hit China in years battered the island of Hainan on Friday.

Typhoon Rammasun killed 54 people as it passed across parts of the Philippines Wednesday and gained strength as it crossed the South China Sea.

It was categorized as a super typhoon by China ...

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Tackling Sexual Assault On Campus With Comedy

Saturday, June 28, 2014

There's nothing funny about sexual assault. But the absurdity of how some colleges respond to it can make you laugh.

This week, Comedy Central's Jon Stewart became the latest comedian to crack wise about the rape crisis on America's college campuses: Reports are up, yet many schools still fail to ...

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