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Oct 18, 2017
A Year Of Love And Struggle In A New High School
When this new boys-only, public school in Washington, D.C., opened its doors in August 2016 to a class of roughly 100 freshmen of color, NPR and Education Week were there. All. Year.

Oct 16, 2017
Educators Employ Strategies To Help Kids With Anxiety Return To School
The Anxiety and Depression Association of America estimates anxiety-based school refusal affects 2 to 5 percent of school-age children. It is often triggered by an underlying mental health issue.

Oct 14, 2017
Puerto Rican Students Head To The Mainland For School
Students are leaving their homes and sometimes their families, to catch a flight off the island. When they land, they hope to find electricity, running water, cell service, and homework.

Oct 14, 2017
When The Focus Is On The Student, Not The Class
One small school district in New Hampshire was performing at the bottom of the state when it came to standardized tests and graduation rates. Then, leaders totally changed the way teachers taught.

Oct 14, 2017
Hundreds Of Thousands Of 'Missing' Educators; A Hundred Thousand Homeless Students
Plus, a 48 percent graduation rate at some of the for-profit and virtual schools often touted by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.

Oct 13, 2017
How The Systemic Segregation Of Schools Is Maintained By 'Individual Choices'
Journalist and 2017 MacArthur "genius" grant award-winner Nikole Hannah-Jones says that when it comes to school segregation, separate is never truly equal. Originally broadcast Jan. 16, 2017.

Oct 13, 2017
NCAA 'Could Not Conclude Academic Violations' In UNC Athletics Scandal
An NCAA infractions panel takes no major action against the University of North Carolina, though it says athletes "likely benefited from the so-called 'paper courses' " for some 18 years.

Oct 12, 2017
U.S. Says It Will Withdraw From UNESCO, Citing 'Anti-Israel Bias'
The State Department said the withdrawal from the United Nations' cultural agency will take effect Dec. 31, 2018. The U.S. had cut funding to the group years ago for offering Palestinians membership.

Oct 12, 2017
The Monumental Task Of Reopening Puerto Rico's Schools
Puerto Rico's education secretary, Julia Keleher, says the few schools that are open are providing basic services. But there's still so much work to be done.

Oct 11, 2017
LSU Police Issue Arrest Warrants For 10 Students Over Fraternity Pledge's Death
Last week, police investigators said Maxwell Gruver died after playing a game called Bible Study — in which pledges are quizzed about the fraternity and drink when they give the wrong answers.


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Your source to discuss and learn about education in Georgia and the nation and share opinions and news with Maureen Downey.
Oct 18, 2017
In response to KSU cheerleaders, Olens shows students their fears were justified
When news broke a year ago that the Board of Regents intended to name Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens to the presidency of Kennesaw State University,…

Oct 17, 2017
College daze: Georgia Tech honors grad shares secrets to maintaining grades & sanity
William Konop began tutoring teens for the ACT and SAT while he was still an undergraduate at Georgia Tech. A recent graduate, Konop co-founded of the…

Oct 16, 2017
To get more girls in math, should we get more men in the classroom?
My husband attended his Harvard University reunion this weekend where he was one of the few grads who wasn’t a hedge fund manager or titan of…

Oct 14, 2017
Opinion: Data show campus carry is unwise and unnecessary
University of North Georgia professor Matthew Boedy continues to examine the impact of campus carry on Georgia’s public campuses. Like many faculty members, Boedy opposes guns…

Oct 12, 2017
Opinion: Decatur stacks deck against parents opposed to transgender policies
Jane Robbins of Atlanta is an attorney and senior fellow at the American Principles Project, a conservative think tank.​ In this piece, she criticizes the transgender student policy…

Oct 11, 2017
Should Kennesaw State president stand up for cheerleaders who knelt?
In all the debate around athletes taking a knee, no one was as eloquent as 97-year-old World War II veteran John Middlemas. In a photo went viral, the Missouri…

Oct 10, 2017
Is school recess a privilege students earn or a foundation they need?
Is recess a privilege that can be taken away or a foundation of learning that ought to be protected? That seems to be the dividing line…

Oct 10, 2017
Opinion: Immigration divides Ivy League America and ordinary working folks
Peter Morici is an economist and business professor at the University of Maryland, and a national columnist. In this essay, he examines the nation’s divergent views…


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