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Sep 25, 2016
Shaken By Economic Change, 'Non-Traditional' Students Are Becoming The New Normal
The massive growth in the adult student population in America's colleges and universities — one quarter of all college students are over the age of 30 — is changing the higher ed landscape.

Sep 25, 2016
A Harrowing, Mountain-Scaling Commute For Chinese Schoolkids
To get to school, the children must trek as many as four hours up and down a 2,600-ft. mountainside, relying on rickety ladders. Their families see their education as a way out of poverty.

Sep 25, 2016
Donald Trump's Plan For America's Schools
More choice, no Common Core, and a gutting of the U.S. Education Department.

Sep 25, 2016
Hillary Clinton's Plan For America's Students
In advance of the first debate, a rundown of the Democratic presidential candidate's positions.

Sep 24, 2016
For Students In Tulsa, Pain Frames Conversation About Crutcher
Rebecca Lee teaches in Tulsa. Lee has been talking with students about their feelings after Terence Crutcher, whose daughter attends her school, was shot to death. She shared them publicly online.

Sep 23, 2016
University Of Chicago Freshmen React To Letter Denouncing Trigger Warnings
Classes begin next week at the University of Chicago, which sent out a letter last month to incoming freshmen criticizing safe spaces and trigger warnings. NPR talks to two of these freshmen.

Sep 22, 2016
Harvard University Endowment Posts 2 Percent Loss On Investments
The nation's largest university endowment is underperforming and faces challenges due to churning leadership and a questionable investment strategy.

Sep 22, 2016
Kentucky Governor Can't Cut Universities' Budgets, Court Rules
The case is one of three lawsuits the state's Democratic attorney general has filed against Republican Gov. Matt Bevin since Bevin was sworn in last December.

Sep 22, 2016
A City Looks To STEM School To Lift Economy, But Will Grads Stay?
What can a city in decline do to make a comeback? In Springfield, Ohio, a new school is trying to turn the tide. But local leaders say keeping young people from moving away is key to economic revival.

Sep 21, 2016
The Big Move To Improve Head Start
New rules, new reviews, and new funding for young, low-income children.


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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.
Sep 24, 2016
Georgia’s top teacher taught alongside effective and struggling colleagues and learned from both
Casey M. Bethel is the 2017 Georgia Teacher of the Year. In this piece, he focuses on teacher mentors but goes deeper into how to make…

Sep 23, 2016
Are we stuck in the middle? Should districts ditch middle school and return to K-8?
Ross Rubenstein is a professor and the Dan E. Sweat Distinguished Chair in Educational and Community with the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia…

Sep 22, 2016
State school board endorses governor’s Opportunity School District
At its meeting today, the appointed Georgia Board of Education endorsed Gov. Nathan Deal’s Opportunity School District. (Under Georgia law, the governor appoints the state school…

Sep 22, 2016
Georgia colleges ‘purge’ between 20,000 and 30,000 students a year over unpaid tuition
Hala Moddelmog is president of the Metro Atlanta Chamber. Alicia Philipp is president of the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta. In this column, they tackle a topic…

Sep 21, 2016
KIPP charter schools mourn parent shot and killed by police in Oklahoma
The shooting Friday evening of an unarmed motorist by police in Oklahoma is more than a news story for the KIPP schools. Terence Crutcher, the 40-year-old…

Sep 21, 2016
Morehouse president: Colin Kaepernick sets example for students on confronting injustice
Here is an excerpt from the Opening Convocation speech of Morehouse College President John Silvanus Wilson, Jr., on the Colin Kaepernick controversy. Morehouse provided the president’s comments from his Thursday…

Sep 20, 2016
Georgia PTA: Opportunity School District doesn’t engage parents; it circumvents them
Statement today from Georgia PTA president Lisa-Marie Haygood on Gov. Nathan Deal’s recent comments on his state takeover plan, which voters will decide in November:  Thank…

Sep 20, 2016
DeKalb joins growing list of Opportunity School District opponents as battle heats up
The battle against the governor’s Opportunity School District went into high gear this week with the rollout of another TV ad this morning and a spurt…


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