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Mar 21, 2018
Teachers And Those Magical OK Go Videos: A Match Made In Science?
If you're a rock band, and thousands of teachers and students are using your hugely popular music videos in the classroom, Why not help them out?

Mar 20, 2018
Classroom Skeleton: Whose Bones Are These?
Remember that skeleton hanging in the front of your classroom? In some schools, those were actual human remains. We used science to figure out the story behind one of them.

Mar 20, 2018
Democrats Grill DeVos On Guns, Schools And Money
The education secretary was on Capitol Hill to talk about the proposed budget for her department. She got an earful from Democrats.

Mar 19, 2018
Forget Wealth And Neighborhood. The Racial Income Gap Persists
A new study finds that the gap is actually largest in America's wealthiest neighborhoods, challenging widely-held beliefs about the relative impacts of class and race on life outcomes.

Mar 18, 2018
The Reality Of School Shooting Drills
Florida schools have ramped up "code red drills" in the aftermath of the Parkland shooting. One teacher plans to post footage of the drills online to build support for more restrictive gun laws.

Mar 18, 2018
Transgender Teachers: In Their Own Voices
We asked transgender educators around the country to share a selfie, and tell us what they wish others knew about them. Many say they play vital roles in creating safe spaces for the next generation.

Mar 17, 2018
UMBC's President Talks About His School's Historic Basketball Win
The University of Maryland Baltimore County men's basketball team beat the No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament — by a lot. NPR's Michel Martin talks with UMBC President Freeman Hrabowski about the win.

Mar 17, 2018
The Big Student Walkout; DeVos On School Safety; The First Amendment On Campus
A month after Parkland, the nation's focus remains on school safety. Plus, long rides to school in our weekly roundup of education news.

Mar 16, 2018
The Fight Over Teacher Salaries: A Look At The Numbers
Teachers in many states are angry after years of stagnant wages. Here's a state-by-state look at what they really make.

Mar 16, 2018
Dena Simmons: How Does Imposter Syndrome Affect Students Of Color?
When Bronx-native Dena Simmons received a scholarship to attend a majority white boarding school, she felt like an imposter. Simmons suggests ways students of color can be made to feel more accepted.

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Mar 21, 2018
Opinion: Ivy Prep and other charter schools deserve more state funding
A former state rep from Cobb County who now leads two charter schools says the Legislature ought to pass a bill that increases funding for her schools and others.

Mar 20, 2018
Can Betsy DeVos recover from ‘60 Minutes’ performance?
A dogged proponent of providing parents with alternatives to traditional public schools, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos frustrated even supporters with her vague responses and shallow rebuttals in a recent "60 Minutes" interview.

Mar 20, 2018
Study: Student scores affected by when families get their federal food aid
For schoolchildren who receive food through the monthly Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, which day payment arrives affects their academic performance, according to new research from Duke University.

Mar 19, 2018
Opinion: In pushing kids into career pathways, Georgia’s on wrong track
Public education nationwide is being converted into a job-training operation with students being asked to consider career pathways in middle school. Does this limit students' futures?

Mar 18, 2018
In this March Madness bracket, Georgia State wins for closing gaps
During March Madness the public’s attention is focused on basketball at colleges and universities, but what if the focus was taken off sports and put on the schools themselves? What if instead we selected teams based on their track record of closing equity gaps and ensuring student success? 

Mar 15, 2018
Cobb’s resistance to national walkout met with student resolve
Accounts by Cobb County students provide a glimpse of how school districts discouraged students from joining the national walkout.

Mar 14, 2018
Will the student walkout become a movement? 
Students planning walkouts were dismissed but their impressive turnouts and their passion prove this is not a passing fancy but a movement.

Mar 14, 2018
Atlanta principal: If you want students to become leaders, let them lead
Atlanta’s Grady High School has a long history of social activism. Students honored and continued that legacy today with their walkout for Parkland.Here is why Grady and other high schools have that legacy – they are led by leaders who believe you cannot teach students the value of civic engagement

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