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Turns Out Monkey Bars And Kickball Might Be Good For The Brain

Research shows that, like adults, kids benefit from frequent breaks while working. So, a handful of schools in North Texas are experimenting with more recess.
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The Superintendent Who Turned Around A School District

Through her unconventional focus on addressing poverty, Superintendent Tiffany Anderson has been credited with rapidly improving the school district of Jennings, Mo.
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Leaving The Place That Nurtured Them: Howard Students Move On

Two students who participated in the Howard Project describe the challenges of life after senior year.
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It's Not Easy Teaching Special Ed

Teachers in some of the toughest jobs in education are overworked and stretched thin. One dedicated special ed teacher in Utah says she thinks about leaving constantly.
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6 Education Stories To Watch In 2016

NPR's senior education correspondent offers his predictions for the big stories in K-12 and higher education.
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U.S. High Schools Employ Mixed Strategies To Raise Graduation Rates

NPR explores what is behind rising high school graduation rates and the methods schools use to increase these rates.
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Caring for Adults with Autism (Rebroadcast)

More than 50,000 individuals with autism enter adulthood every year. Yet relatively little has been done to support them or their families. We discuss caring for adults with autism.

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Exploding The Myth Of 'Unengaged' Students

Video games will not save education and other misconceptions about where schools are headed.
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In The Podcast World, Some Music Students Seek A Career Gateway

One of the nation's most prestigious music schools is filling classes with students whose work will likely never make them famous.
WAMU 88.5

Rev. Barry Lynn: "God And Government" (Rebroadcast)

Rev. Barry Lynn has been a central player in the major church-state battles for decades. In his new book he revisits the issues that have defined his career like prayer in public school and reproductive rights.

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