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How Trauma Affects The Brain Of A Learner

Science may be able to help schools combat the adverse effects of poverty.

Transcending Music In A Special High School Band

Music's power to transform lives has been noted by ancient poets and modern-day neuroscientists. Our correspondent saw this in action at a New York school for students with disabilities.

Congressman Pushes Income-Based Student Loan Plan

A plan to pay down student debt with taxes on the wealthy failed this week in the Senate. Rep. Tom Petri, R-Wisc., tells NPR's Rachel Martin about another plan he's been pushing for years.

A Campus Dilemma: Sure, 'No' Means 'No,' But Exactly What Means 'Yes'?

There are about as many definitions of consent as there are colleges — a problem for schools grappling with how to handle sexual assault. Turns out the easy part is covering what's not consensual.
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The Debate Over Tenure for Teachers

A judge last week struck down teacher tenure laws in California in a case likely to reverberate around the country. Kojo explores the notion that tenure protects educators at the expense of students.


iPads In Special Ed: What Does The Research Say?

There are 8 million iPads in the classroom, but only a few thousand studies of their effectiveness.
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Under Revised D.C. School Boundary Proposal, High Schools Would See Changes

The boundary of one of the city's most popular and sought-out high schools would shrink substantially under a proposal released by the D.C. committee exploring changes to the city's school boundaries and feeder patterns.

Cool Kids Lose, Though It May Take A Few Years

Call it revenge of the nerds. Popularity at age 13 fades by age 22, a study finds. And kids who try to act cool in their early teens are more likely to have alcohol and relationship problems later.

Who Runs The World? Rutgers Says Beyonce

Rutgers University students now have a homework assignment they might look forward to: Listening to Beyonce. Professor Kevin Allred discusses his course, Politicizing Beyonce.

Is Teacher Tenure Really The New Brown V. Board Of Education?

A California judge ruled that the state's teacher tenure laws are unconstitutional because they disproportionately affect poor and/or minority students. Education Week's Stephen Sawchuk explains.