A school district in California has attracted some suspicion and much media attention for hiring a company to monitor the social media pages of 14,000 students. But an expert says teaching kids empathy is a better approach than spying on them.
We all knew the "wild child" in school, the one who couldn't sit still during story time, or raise her hand to speak in class. Elizabeth Weil has written a piece for the New Republic, asking if it's the child's fault, or the education system's. She talks with host Michel Martin.
An all-digital public library is opening today, as officials in Bexar County, Texas, celebrate the opening of the BiblioTech library. The facility offers about 10,000 free e-books for the 1.7 million residents of the county, which includes San Antonio.
Seven-year-old Tiana Parker was told her dreadlocks defied her school's dress code. Her story went viral and an outpouring of support came from all over the world. Host Michel Martin speaks with her father, Terrance Parker, about his daughter's hairstyle, and the unexpected fallout.
Security experts say the U.S. has a dearth of professionals qualified to take on cyberthreats like attacks on power grids or defense systems. A school district in Alabama and the U.S. Army Cyber Command have teamed up to help prepare a new generation for cyberwarfare careers.
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