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A Year Later: The School System That Welcomed Unaccompanied Minors

It's been a year since thousands of unaccompanied minors surged into the U.S. In the schools of Oakland, Calif., such children were seen not as a burden but as a challenge.

Keeping Black Men In Front Of The Class

Studies show high rates of teacher turnover — especially among minorities. One researcher is trying to figure out why and how schools can reverse the trend.

Who Benefits from Less Segregated Schools? You Might Add White Kids To The List

Our friends at NPR Ed take a look at the impact of integrated schools on white children.

The Evidence That White Children Benefit From Integrated Schools

It has long been established that poor and minority children do better in integrated classrooms. But there's more and more to suggest that the benefits spread to all students.

As Charter Schools Become Divisive, Two Parents Give Their Take

The number of charter schools that are suing the Baltimore City Public Schools is increasing and some parents need to make a choice between two big options: district vs. charter.

A Tiny School District Reaches Far And Wide For New Teachers

Across the country, school districts are struggling to find new teachers. One rural town in Colorado is reaching outside the 50 states.

Built A Century Ago, 'Rosenwald Schools' May Still Have Lessons To Teach

Julius Rosenwald built nearly 5,000 schools for black children across the south. That was a century ago. But some economists thinks those schools may hold important lessons for today.

University Of Illinois Engages Chinese Students With Mandarin Football Broadcast

For the first time, Illinois football will have a Mandarin play-by-play and color team calling the game for streaming in China. The University of Illinois has a huge number of Chinese students, and the activity has been getting the community more involved in campus culture.

McTeacher's Nights: Teachers Unions Say No To School Fundraisers

The fundraising events cast schoolteachers as servers at local McDonald's. Supporters say the events bring families and teachers closer. Critics say they turn teachers into billboards for fast food.
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New Education Secretary On Getting More Low-Income Students To Finish College

Fewer than half of all students who enroll in college actually graduate. John King, the newly named U.S. Secretary of Education, has worked to change that for most of his career.