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"Islands" That Separate Education Haves From Have-Nots

A new report maps school district lines that divide rich from poor.

That First Paycheck Is An Exciting Moment ... And A Teachable One

Your first job can be a critical moment that sets you on a good financial path or a bad one. One group is trying to make sure low-income young adults get off to the right start.

Forgetting Isn't Healing: Lessons From Elie Wiesel

Calls for racial healing often focus on putting the painful past behind us. NPR's Sonari Glinton remembers the man who taught him never to forget: Holocaust survivor and Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel.

For LGBTQ Students, Author Says, Safety Is 'Not Enough'

Safety for LGBTQ students is critical, but inclusive policies shouldn't stop there, author Michael Sadowski argues in his new book.
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Is Partisan Politics Poisoning Prince George's County School Board?

Kojo explores the role partisan politics plays in local school board activities and why a group of activists is worried about the direction of the board in Prince George's County.


On Kids And Screens, A Middle Way Between Fear And Hype

A researcher argues for better sources of advice for parents and educators. And for greater balance between warnings about the dangers and emphasis on the positive role parents can play.

Beyond Integration: How Teachers Can Encourage Cross-Racial Friendships

As kids grow older, they grow less likely to maintain or build relationships with friends of different races. A new study shows teachers can have a surprising effect on changing that.

'I'm A Student-Debt Slave.' How'd We Get Here?

This election season, the student debt crisis has finally gotten the attention it deserves. A look at how we got here, who has profited and just a few of the lives affected.

Why High School Students Need More Than College Prep

For nearly 70 years, one of the nation's largest student organizations has hammered home this message - teenagers need job skills whether they're headed to college or not. And students are listening.


Why It's Never Too Late To Rescue Failing Students

By the time a teenager is ditching classes and hanging with wrong crowd, is it too late? One woman set out to prove that with the right support, these students can make it.