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How NYC's First Puerto Rican Librarian Brought Spanish To The Shelves

When Pura Belpré became a librarian in 1921, she couldn't find Spanish language books for kids — so she wrote them herself. Belpré would go on to become a champion of bilingual library programs.
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STEM To Steam: How Coffee Is Perking Up Engineering Education

Coffee can teach us many things, including engineering. At the University of California, Davis, it's now the focus of the most popular elective class on campus and of an ambitious new research center.
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In Montgomery And Prince George's, A New Way To Earn A High School Diploma

In two Maryland counties, earning a high school diploma can now be done for free online — for adult residents who are accepted to the program.
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Half Of Professors In NPR Ed Survey Have Used 'Trigger Warnings'

Giving a heads-up about potentially objectionable content seems to be common teaching practice. That's one of the findings from our unscientific survey of more than 800 faculty members.
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Large, For-Profit ITT Tech Is Shutting Down All Of Its Campuses

The shutdown affects some 35,000 students and more than 8,000 employees in 38 states. ITT Technical Institutes blamed the Education Department, which recently imposed financial sanctions.
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Georgetown Is Confronting Its Slave Past. What Do Students And Professors Think?

Kojo gets reactions from Georgetown University students and faculty on the university's decisions to make amends for its slave past.

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Should School Start After Labor Day? Maryland Educators Respond.

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has issued an executive order requiring the state's public schools to start after Labor Day starting next year.

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I Ran 8.8 Miles To School Each Day. Barefoot. And It Was Worth It!

There might be snakes and hyenas to scare off with a stick. And a swollen creek to cross.
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Preschool Suspensions Really Happen And That's Not OK With Connecticut

Connecticut has built a safety net that will send a child-behavior expert to any daycare or pre-K in the state that's having trouble with a disruptive child.
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Education Secretary Says Status Quo In Schools Is 'Unacceptable'

U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. discusses the department's latest rules to make school funding more equal. Republicans and teachers unions have criticized the rules.

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