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Apr 23, 2018
Teachers Share Anger, Frustration Over Grants Turned Into Loans
A federal program meant to encourage young teachers has, instead, saddled thousands of them with unexpected debts. "I was in shock," says Mikayla Rhone, a teacher in Nebraska.

Apr 22, 2018
School Walkouts, Broken-down Classrooms, And Beyoncé
Historically black college pride rules at Coachella; students stand up for safety and justice.

Apr 22, 2018
Arizona Teachers Plan To Strike On Thursday
NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to Mesa public school teacher Cathy Zinkhon Matsumoto about why Arizona teachers are planning to walk out.

Apr 21, 2018
Why Duke University Won't Honor Freshman Roommate Requests This Fall
Duke University has decided to stop honoring roommate requests made by incoming freshmen — returning the procedure largely to chance. Vice President for Student Affairs Larry Moneta tells NPR why.

Apr 20, 2018
19 Years After Columbine, Students Walk Out To Stop Gun Violence
Some 2,600 school walkouts are planned across the country, starting at 10 a.m. in each time zone.

Apr 20, 2018
Why More Than A Million Teachers Can't Use Social Security
About 40 percent of teachers live in places where their state or local pension is the only safety net they've got.

Apr 20, 2018
National Teachers Union Cuts Ties With Wells Fargo Over Bank's Ties To NRA, Guns
The American Federation of Teachers, the largest teachers union in the country, says it's ending its relationship with Wells Fargo because the bank does business with the gun industry and the NRA.

Apr 20, 2018
Arizona Teachers Vote To Strike, Sparking Statewide Walkout
The governor's plan to raise teachers' salaries by 20 percent is meeting with resistance from critics who say it is unrealistic.

Apr 19, 2018
Meet The Students Who Dreamed Up Friday's National School Walkout
Thousands of students across the country are expected to walk out of class Friday to protest violence in schools. And the idea came from a group of kids who live far from Florida.

Apr 18, 2018
100 Top Colleges Vow To Enroll More Low-Income Students
As more schools band together to commit to recruiting and graduating 50,000 more low-income students, four college presidents discuss what it will take to get there.


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Apr 23, 2018
Should schools waive PE for teens in marching band and sports?
Some Georgia high schools grant students a personal fitness waiver of the state graduation requirement for a physical education class if the teens are in marching band or a sport. Not all schools choose to do so, which a parent argues is unfair.

Apr 22, 2018
Do race and class explain why some parents never get benefit of the doubt?
A UGA education professor says some parents get a pass when they drop off their crying child at school, send them with dirty clothes or tangled hair, get behind on paying for lunches, or don’t attend functions because of busy work schedules. Other parents don't.

Apr 19, 2018
Teacher to colleagues: Celebrate teens rather than denigrate them
A Georgia high school teacher challenges critiques of teenagers as self-absorbed and unfamiliar with the real world and real struggles. Such comments have intensified as critics seek to malign the teens of Parkland leading the movement for new gun laws. 

Apr 18, 2018
Remembering Barbara Bush’s controversial commencement speech
In 1990, Barbara Bush spoke to Wellesley graduates against a backdrop of controversy. Some students felt she was only invited because of her husband's achievements, not her own. But she won most of them over with her warmth and wit.

Apr 17, 2018
Georgia public colleges will not raise tuition for 2018-2019
University System of Georgia students will pay the same tuition for the 2018-2019 academic year as the current 2017-2018 academic year, after the Board of Regents set annual tuition rates today for all 26 colleges and universities at a zero percent increase. 

Apr 17, 2018
Strong legacy but fading numbers, Atlanta Boys High gathers a last time
Boys High School: Fewer and fewer graduates remain from an all boys Atlanta high school that produced some of Georgia’s most influential leaders before it shut its doors in 1947. As a result, the all-class reunion this week will be the last.

Apr 16, 2018
Georgia district weighs arming teachers. Responsible or risky? 
In the wake of the Parkland school schooting, a rural north Georgia district is considering allowing teachers to carry guns, a proposal that has the endorsement of the superintendent and sheriff.

Apr 15, 2018
Charter commission defends standards: ‘Failing school of choice is not a real choice.’
An official with the Georgia Charter Schools Commission says charters are held to high standards, but those standards consider types and challenges of students in the school.


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