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We LYLAS, But It's Time To Say TTFN As AOL Instant Messanger Signs Off For Good

Friday, December 15, 2017

AOL instant messenger signed off for the final time this morning — 20 years after changing online communication.


3 Generations Of Actresses Reflect On Hollywood, Harassment — And Hitchcock

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Actress Tippi Hedren talks with her daughter, actress Melanie Griffith, and her granddaughter, actress Dakota Johnson, about how being a woman in Hollywood has — and hasn't — changed over the years.


From Rolls-Royce To Grey Poupon, A Look At Brand Mentions In Chart-Topping Songs

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Musicians love to sing about cars — but they've also referenced mustard, bandages and chocolate. Bloomberg reporter Kim Bhasin talks about analyzing the lyrics of popular songs for brand mentions.


Meet The 5 New Inductees Of The National Teachers Hall Of Fame

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Five teachers were inducted into the National Teacher Hall of Fame this year and NPR's Claudio Sanchez sat down with them to get their take on what it means to be a teacher.


Students Compete In First-Ever International High School Robotics Competition

Monday, July 17, 2017

The first-ever international high school robotics competition is happening in Washington, D.C., this week. Over 150 countries from six continents sent teams to compete.


Explorers Probing Deep Sea Abyss Off Australia's Coast Find Living Wonders

Thursday, June 15, 2017

A monthlong expedition into one of the deepest, least-documented places on the planet discovered hundreds of unknown species. The finds included a "faceless fish" undocumented there since 1873.


A New Kind Of March Madness Hits Schools

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

It's March Mammal Madness, a bracket with real animals facing off in fictional battles. Hundreds of science classes are playing in schools around the country.


Hungry? Call Your Neighborhood Delivery Robot

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Self-driving delivery robots have popped up on the sidewalks of Washington, D.C. — and other locations have expressed interest. The bots learn about traffic patterns with every trip they take.


Congress Erases K-12 Rules, A Financial Aid Foul-Up And Other Education News

Saturday, March 11, 2017

From DACA to FAFSA, a Senate squeaker to a Supreme Court do-over, it was a busy week for education news in the nation's capital.


Washington, D.C., 5th Graders Try King Cake At The French Embassy

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

A group of fifth graders from Shepherd Elementary in Washington, D.C., gets a taste of king cake at the French embassy. They're visiting as part of the city's Embassy Adoption Program, which pairs embassies with local public school students.


Transgender Students, For-Profit Colleges And Changes To The SAT

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Our weekly recap of the latest national education news. Highlights: Betsy DeVos spoke to a major conservative gathering, and the College Board took steps to fight cheating.


DeVos Spars With Teachers, Trump On Autism And More Education Stories Of The Week

Saturday, February 18, 2017

With Secretary Betsy DeVos rolling up her sleeves and joining President Donald Trump to talk with educators and parents, Washington, D.C., is at the center of a lot of education news this week.


Beyond DeVos, What 5 Key Trump Appointees Could Mean For Schools

Friday, February 17, 2017

Here's a roundup of how new leadership could affect education.


Beyond Sex Ed: How To Talk To Teens About Love

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

One school counselor's take on how to help teens get past the pop culture myths.


Reaction To DeVos Vote Is Swift, And Divided

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

The Senate has confirmed Betsy DeVos as U.S. education secretary. Here's what educators, lawmakers and education groups have to say about it.


Who Are You? NPR Ed Would Love To Know

Saturday, January 07, 2017

Have story ideas for us? Like what you're reading? Want something different? Here's your chance to let us know.


The Classroom Where Fake News Fails

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Fake news is everywhere, and many Americans in this digital age struggle to sort fact from fiction. The fix: Teach them when they're young.


For College Students With Kids, Getting Cheap Child Care Is A Challenge

Monday, December 05, 2016

Here's how difficult it is for students with children to get access to federal money for child care.


Teaching In The Age Of Trump

Friday, November 11, 2016

This week, for many schools and teachers, their lesson plans went out the window and a new one appeared: How to teach about, and what to say to students, following the historic election.


Still Haven't Made Up Your Mind? Here's What The Candidates Say About Education

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

The election countdown is on — so we've rounded up the education talking points of each candidate in case you have last-minute questions.