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Is The Student Loan Crisis Fact Or Fiction?

A new book says the student loan crisis is overblown. Author Sandy Baum says we really need to focus on the small portion of borrowers who are really struggling.

Ready, Set, Play: A Top 10 'Playlist' From The Nation's Children's Museums

Lasers and lava and mummies, oh my! Here are the exhibits that kids and their grown-ups love the most from 10 of the nation's best children's museums.

Good News On Student Loans ... For Some

More students are getting affordable payments, a new report says. But they might not be the ones who really need it.

Why Summer Jobs Don't Pay Off Anymore

The minimum wage is flat, college tuition is up and students are broke: Summer jobs just don't have the purchasing power they used to, especially when you look at the cost of college.

A History Lesson: When Math Was Taboo

When Houman Harouni's students asked why they have to study math, he looked to ancient history for answers.

The U.N.'s Rundown Of Some Of The World's Biggest Problems

A new report reveals where the world stands in the fight against extreme poverty, inequality and climate change.

From Mozart To Mr. Rogers: Literacy, Music And The Brain

A test that can flag struggling readers before they're old enough to read and the power of music to help a child hear language. A literacy two-fer from the NPR Ed Team.
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'I Wanted To Give Voice To Them' — Summer Program Spurs Theater About Race

Stark spotlights illuminate about a dozen teens. They shout out in groups: “I’m Latino, I’m black, I’m a woman, I’m mixed …” They're working on a play for the Paso Nuevo summer theater program, where D.C. youths find their voices on issues that matter to them.


3 Challenges As Hands-On, DIY Culture Moves Into Schools

Creative and fun "maker spaces" are popping up in more schools. But administrators and teachers face big hurdles if they want them to be a sustainable part of the curriculum.

Prep School Faces Accusations Of Chronic Mishandling Of Sexual Assault Cases

Administrators at Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire agree they should not have handled a case by requiring a student accused of sexual assault to bake and deliver bread to his alleged victim.