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One Student Tries To Help Others Escape A 'Corridor Of Shame'

An unlikely leader rises in a poor, rural Southern school district.

Harvard Graduate Student's Speech Resonates With Educators

NPR's Ari Shapiro interviews Donovan Livingston, whose speech at the Harvard Graduate School of Education's 2016 convocation exercises went viral.

Merrick Garland Tells Grads At His Former High School: Focus On Helping Others

The Supreme Court nominee reminded students that Harry Potter's pal Hermione rejected a career in law to "do some good in the world." He said, "Instead of taking a selfie, turn the camera around."

What One District's Data Mining Did For Chronic Absence

Three years ago, Grand Rapids' public schools took a hard look at the numbers on absenteeism. They've been able to get nearly half of the students missing school to show up.

How To Fix A Graduation Rate Of 1 In 10? Ask The Dropouts

Across the country, public universities are struggling with abysmal graduation rates. Here's one campus — San Jose State University — that's trying to do something about it.

Kansas Supreme Court Rejects Lawmakers' Bid To Fix Education Funding

The Legislature has until June 30 to resolve an "inequitable and unconstitutional" funding structure, the court says, or else schools will have to close.

Baylor Demotes President, Fires Football Coach Amid Sexual Assault Scandal

Baylor University demoted its president and fired the head football coach for their handling of allegations of sexual assault by members of the school's football team. NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Paula Lavigne of ESPN's Outside the Lines, who reported on the cases and how Baylor officials failed to investigate the allegations and violated Title IX federal law.
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Do The Roots Of Mental Health Issues Lie In Early Childhood?

There is a growing body of evidence to suggest that many chronic mental and physical health problems have their roots in early childhood, when kids' brains are just developing. But what should parents, teachers, doctors look out for?


Baylor Fires University President, Football Coach Over Sexual Assault Scandal

President Kenneth Starr and coach Art Briles are being removed following a scathing report on sexual assaults by players against other students; failure of university officials to help the victims.

Arizona Joins Transgender Directive Suit, School Board Should Set Policy

Renee Montagne talks to Arizona Superintendent of Education Diane Douglas about the federal directive that transgender students be allowed to use the restrooms corresponding to their gender identity.