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May 2, 2016 11 Comments

The Pros And Cons Of A Gap Year

Taking a gap year used to be more common for European college students, but the trend is growing among American students as well.

May 2, 2016 11 Comments

The Average Millennial Is Nothing Like The Stereotypes

Data shows that the average 29-year-old did not graduate from a four-year university and is living in a suburb.

April 28, 2016 3 Comments

American Students Take Advantage Of Free College In Germany

In Colorado this year, 100 students are taking the German language college entrance test – the first step toward attending college there.

April 27, 2016 Comment

One Student Sees Two Sides Of Philadelphia Area Schools

For NPR Ed’s School Money series, we meet Jameria Miller, a young woman who has been both “have” and “have not.”

April 26, 2016 8 Comments

Should Student Surveys Be Used To Evaluate Teachers?

Advocates say student surveys can help teachers improve, but those opposed argue it could easily devolve into a popularity contest.

April 22, 2016 11 Comments

Student Who Reported Rape Could Be Punished For Violating BYU Honor Code

This week, students at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, protested the school’s response to sexual assault.

April 21, 2016 Comment

Connecticut Students Bring Energy To A Remote Village In Nepal

An elder from a remote village in Nepal recently visited a Hartford high school to say thank you to the students.

April 20, 2016 13 Comments

California Preschools Are In The Path Of Pollution

KPCC investigated the effect of air pollution on early childhood development by taking air quality readings outside child care centers.

April 19, 2016 Comment

School Funding Debate Comes Before The Texas Supreme Court

Patty Rodriguez (left) insists that the quality of your education shouldn’t depend on the property wealth of your neighborhood.

April 18, 2016 4 Comments

Budget Cuts Place Financial Burden On Public Universities

A 10-month budget impasse in Illinois has put funding for the state’s public universities and community colleges in jeopardy.

April 18, 2016 4 Comments

Lockers, A School Staple For Generations, Are Disappearing In Texas

Only two students out of 2,700 at a high school in Austin asked for lockers this year.

April 15, 2016 3 Comments

Nobel Laureate: College Lectures Are About As Effective As Bloodletting

Carl Wieman is on a quest to bury the big lecture in favor of evidence-based techniques. But it’s not clear higher education is listening.

April 12, 2016 Comment

Using Politics As A Teaching Tool On Bullying

Government teacher Kenny Rivera says, “I’m dealing with mainly 18-year-old students who need to learn how to have these discussions.”

April 5, 2016 20 Comments

Detroit Schools Roiled By Corruption And Control Debate

12 current and former principals have been accused of participating in a bribery and kickback scheme.

April 1, 2016 Comment

340,000 Students Out Of School In Chicago As Teachers Strike

The one-day walkout is aimed at protesting stalled contract negotiations and funding cuts, at both the city and state level.

March 28, 2016 Comment

School Children Get A Lesson In Alzheimer’s

At a school in Denver, seventh graders are learning about the devastating disease in a months-long multi-disciplinary course.

March 21, 2016 7 Comments

Affordable College Options Narrow For Missouri’s Undocumented Immigrants

A recent law change means undocumented immigrants will be charged the out-of-state tuition rate at Missouri’s public universities.

March 21, 2016 Comment

Beyond Baseball, Latin American Players Look For An Education

In Colombia, some players are trying to leverage their talents to make it onto a U.S. college team, so they can get an education too.

March 18, 2016 2 Comments

Teens Being Groomed For Kentucky’s Aerospace Industry

A Louisville program is taking a hands-on approach to train teenagers in science, technology and math before they enter the workforce.

March 14, 2016 14 Comments

Taking Tackling Out Of College Football

Starting this fall, tackling will not be allowed during football practice at schools in the Ivy League, including Harvard and Yale.

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June 6 Comment

Introducing A New Here & Now Website

Coming June 9, 2016, Here & Now listeners and visitors will experience our stories and journalism online in a whole new way.

June 3 Comment

Teenagers Create Impromptu Exhibit At San Francisco Museum Of Modern Art

As the pair toured the museum, they wondered if they could do better. So 16-year-old Kevin Nguyen decided to get creative.

June 3 3 Comments

‘Silver Linings Playbook’ Author Explores Conformity, Mental Health In New Teen Novel

Matthew Quick published his fourth young adult book, "Every Exquisite Thing," this week.

June 2 13 Comments

Do Meal Kits Provide Great Taste Along With Convenience?

Resident chef Kathy Gunst tested a multitude of meal kits, and gives co-host Jeremy Hobson the inside scoop.