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Aug 25, 2016
Parsing The 'Free' In Free Community College
A new report shows that covering tuition for community college means very different things in different states.

Aug 24, 2016
Down With Homework: Teacher's Viral Note Tells Of Growing Attitude
Second-grade teacher Brandy Young announced the policy to parents this month. Her stance is one being taken by more and more educators.

Aug 24, 2016
When 'The Talk' Is In Sign Language, There Is Clarity And Confusion
Talking about sex is awkward, but it can be especially difficult for instructors of deaf students. They're trying to turn that cringe-worthy conversation into something more comfortable.

Aug 24, 2016
New All-Boys School Opens In Washington, D.C. To Some Controversy
The school opened to much fanfare and some criticism. Critics such as the ACLU say that the school is discriminatory. Renee Montagne talks to Kaya Henderson, chancellor of D.C. Public Schools.

Aug 23, 2016
Hamilton College Introduces New Diversity Requirement
NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Karen Brewer, a chemistry professor at Hamilton College, about the school's new diversity course requirement.

Aug 23, 2016
NLRB Rules Student Assistants At Private Universities Are Employees
The National Labor Relations Board on Tuesday ruled in favor of students at private universities who argue their work as researchers and teaching assistants makes them employees in the eyes of the law. For decades, the board has flip-flopped on this issue.

Aug 23, 2016
NLRB Rules Graduate Students Are Employees With The Right To Unionize
The 3-1 decision by the National Labor Relations Board reverses a 2004 ruling and opens the door to union drives at private universities across the country.

Aug 23, 2016
Stanford Bans Hard Liquor From On-Campus Parties, Limits Bottle Sizes
The change in policy, following a high-profile sexual assault, was swiftly criticized by those who believe it focuses on the wrong issue.

Aug 23, 2016
The 50 Most Segregating School Borders In America
Detroit and Birmingham, Ala., top a new national list of school district boundaries that separate the haves from the have nots.

Aug 23, 2016
Obama Transgender Bathroom Directive Blocked Temporarily By Judge
Renee Montagne talks to Attorney General Scott Pruitt of Oklahoma, one of the states granted an injunction which keeps guidance from the administration on transgender students from going into effect.


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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.
Aug 25, 2016
#StopWhitePeople from missing irony in name of college diversity session
Before social media began to peer into the portals of college life, much of what occurred on college campuses went unremarked. And that was for the better…

Aug 25, 2016
Top university tells new students: No trigger warnings or intellectual safe spaces
A letter to freshmen from the University of Chicago is reigniting the discussion over trigger warnings in classes and safe spaces on campus. In its letter, the…

Aug 25, 2016
Love this video by first-year teacher: Rocking sneakers and his classroom
Love this. Nothing more I can say. You can read more about the talented Dwayne Reed here.

Aug 25, 2016
Teacher resolves to just say no — to homework. And parents round the world cheer.
A second-grade teacher in Texas became a national hero by uttering two words: No homework. While no one has erected a statue yet to teacher Brandy Young,…

Aug 24, 2016
For the first time, Georgia’s average ACT score exceeds national average. Did your kids take it?
Georgia students did better on the ACT this year and more of them took it, a byproduct of wariness toward the revamped SAT that rolled out in…

Aug 24, 2016
Former Georgia Teacher of the Year decries myths about Common Core State Standards
The Common Core State Standards are now in place in most states, although they’re often called something else to avert controversy. Here, the standards are known as the Georgia…

Aug 23, 2016
Comic John Oliver pokes holes in charter school oversight. Proponents poke back.
Comic and social commentator John Oliver’s rift on charter schools this weekend earned him a lot of social media accolades and some criticism. Oliver acknowledged charter successes…

Aug 23, 2016
School chief Richard Woods: He may avoid spotlight but is he succeeding behind the scenes?
People often ask what I think of Richard Woods, Georgia’s school superintendent. That’s a hard question to answer as Woods cultivates a low profile, preferring to stay…


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