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Professionalism 101: A Class On How To Get The Job

Here's how college professors are teaching about things like etiquette, dressing properly and phone skills.

It Doesn't Pay To Be An Early Childhood Teacher

On average, preschool teachers are paid less than mail-order clerks, tree trimmers and pest control workers. And if they switched to teach kindergarten — in many states, their salaries would double.
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Closing Out The School Year With Chancellor Kaya Henderson

The school year is coming to a close, but many issues involving local, public education remain unresolved.


As The Number Of Homeless Students Soars, How Schools Can Serve Them Better

Finding homeless students is a challenge, as are resources and red tape. The new federal education law includes new mandates and some extra money to assist districts in helping more students.

Department Of Education Report Shows Racial Disparity In Student Suspensions

Black preschoolers are suspended 3.6 times more often than whites--just one of many revelations from the Department of Education. Host Linda Wertheimer speaks to Ed Team reporter Anya Kamenetz.

'I Won't Feel Safe On My College Campus'

Youth Radio's Esmé Ablaza just graduated from Palo Alto High School, near Stanford University. In this commentary, she offers her thoughts on sexual assault as a college-bound young woman.

Nashville High Schoolers Train As Baristas To Prepare For The College Grind

A program teaches highs schoolers to pull espressos and pour pretty lattes. The idea is to prepare them for college — for college tuition bills, that is.

More Than 6 Million U.S. Students Are 'Chronically Absent'

Thirteen percent of all students and nearly 20 percent of high school students are missing more than 15 days of school a year, according to the latest numbers from the Obama Administration.

Why Countries Need To Make Sure Their Kids Learn To Play Nice

A study offers a rare look at how well toddlers are doing in low- and middle-income countries.

The One-Room Schoolhouse That's A Model For The World

Escuela Nueva (New School) isn't really new. But it is being praised as a kind of cutting-edge model that can teach the skills needed for jobs that robots can't do.