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Can Schools Solve The Tech Industry's Pipeline Problem?

It might be time to change the message on STEM.
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Stuck In The Middle: Will D.C. Get The New Middle Schools That Some Want?

A D.C. committee exploring changes to the city's school boundaries and feeder patterns has proposed up to four new middle schools, but will D.C. ever get around to fulfilling the ambitious plan?

Is Educational Change Coming For Native Americans?

President Obama is promoting new initiatives to improve education for Native American students. Ahniwake Rose, executive director of the National Indian Education Association, has the details.

Starbucks Will Pay For Employees To Complete College

An online bachelor's degree from Arizona State University for every barista.

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.