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Experts Worry Active Shooter Drills In Schools Could Be Traumatic For Students

Sunday, November 10, 2019

With lockdown drills now commonplace in public schools, experts question if they're doing more harm than good. "We don't light a fire in the hallway to practice fire drills," one professor tells NPR.


I'm Converting: How One Man's Missionary Trip Reconnected Him To His Family's Past

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Daniel Ortner grew up Jewish, but when tragedy struck his family, he abandoned faith altogether. When he found God again, this time as a Mormon, a missionary trip helped him reconnect with his roots.


PJ Morton Taps Into His Purest Form With 'PAUL'

Sunday, August 11, 2019

PJ Morton found mainstream success as the keyboardist for Maroon 5. But over the past few years, he's been making waves with his solo work — most recently with PAUL, out now.


'I Know That They're Cared For." Why One Mom Has Chosen To Foster Migrant Children

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Unaccompanied minors cross the border without family or support. "Any kid that's in my house is, at least while they're here, safe," says one foster mother, Christi.


'Tables Without Borders' Opens Restaurant Kitchens To Refugee Chefs

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Professional chefs in Washington, D.C., were paired with refugee and asylum-seeker chefs this past week so that the refugees could give guests a taste of their home countries through food.


I'm Converting: My First Ramadan

Saturday, June 01, 2019

Eid, the end of Ramadan, can be an especially trying time for converts to Islam. Many of them are without family and friends on a holiday where community is at the forefront.


I'm Converting: One Mother's Unexpected Path To Judaism

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Jane Kemp grew up in a non-denominational Protestant church, but when she learned her adopted son had Jewish ancestry, it set her on a path to conversion she never could have imagined.


In 'Orchid And The Wasp,' An Unapologetic Heroine Who's No Gentle Flower

Sunday, August 05, 2018

Caoilinn Hughes's new novel introduces a young Irish woman named Gael Foess, who is both exploitative and highly effective. The author says her protagonist is unlikable on purpose.


His Teacher Told Him He Wouldn't Go To College, Then He Did

Sunday, April 23, 2017

African-American students with disabilities are disciplined far more and graduate far less than their counterparts, researchers say. What needs to change to help more succeed?


Ready Or Not (For Kindergarten), Some Research Says, Enroll Anyway

Friday, April 14, 2017

Academic redshirting, the practice of holding kids back a year before enrolling them in kindergarten, has been debated for years. A new article attempts to clear up some of the confusion for parents.


Education Budget Cuts, Student Aid Problems And More

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Trump's proposed 13 percent budget cut is the top education story of the week. Also: What's happening with student aid.


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.


Helping Immigrant Students Catch Up, Fast — It Takes A Whole School

Friday, March 10, 2017

A network of schools, serving English language learners and recent immigrants, is helping students succeed academically and emotionally, too.


As Howard University Turns 150, Students Find Inspiration In Its History

Friday, March 03, 2017

This week, Howard University marks its 150th anniversary. As the nation's premier historically black college, many of Howard's graduates have gone on to become notable historical figures.


Which Colleges Might Give You The Best Bang For Your Buck?

Sunday, February 26, 2017

A recent study looked at colleges across the country and which ones were able to graduate low-income students into high earning jobs.


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.


5 Ways Teachers Are Fighting Fake News

Thursday, February 16, 2017

In an era of national attention to what's real and what isn't, we asked educators to share their strategies for helping students sort out fact from fiction.