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March 11, 2016 13 Comments

Are Degrees From Elite Colleges Really A Ticket To Success?

Frank Bruni discusses his book, “Where You Go is Not Who You’ll Be: An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania.”

March 9, 2016 8 Comments

A Closer Look At Trump University

The Republican presidential candidate is defending his business ventures, including Trump University, which is the subject of lawsuits.

March 9, 2016 3 Comments

UW–Madison Chancellor Talks Tuition, Diversity And Budget Cuts

Rebecca Blank, chancellor of the University of Wisconsin–Madison, joins us as part of our View From The Top conversation series.

March 8, 2016 4 Comments

In Detroit High School, Young Men Exceed Expectations

Every student in Loyola High School’s recent graduating classes has been accepted to a two- or four-year college.

March 7, 2016 Comment

Wisconsin Considers Posting School Crime Data

Republican legislators want schools to publicly report crime statistics, but critics argue it could cause families to flee to other districts.

March 3, 2016 3 Comments

Newcomers From Central America Face Bullying At School

In the halls of some Maryland middle and high schools, you can see a rainbow of races and ethnicities, but barriers divide the students.

March 3, 2016 4 Comments

Illinois Lawmakers Fail To Free Up Colleges’ Money

The state’s eight-month budget impasse has caused funding to dry up for numerous public programs, including higher education.

March 3, 2016 11 Comments

New SAT Makes Its Debut This Weekend

A top official at College Board explains what’s different about the new test, and why tutors aren’t being allowed to take it yet.

February 29, 2016 6 Comments

Controversy In Tennessee Over Teaching Religion In Schools

Activists and concerned parents worry middle school students are being “indoctrinated” with a sanitized version of Islam.

February 24, 2016 4 Comments

In Maryland, Using Art And Music To Teach Math And Science

Proponents say “arts integration” helps students master the material better than they would have without art.

February 23, 2016 17 Comments

Facing Default, Some Student Loan Borrowers Flee Abroad

It’s possible to escape student loan collectors abroad, but only for those who plan never to return to the United States.

February 23, 2016 53 Comments

Case For Supreme Court Diversity Extends To Alma Mater

The court is more diverse than ever in terms of race and gender, but not when it comes to educational background.

February 16, 2016 6 Comments

How Teachers Accused Of Misconduct Can Stay In Classrooms

A USA Today investigation has revealed major problems in the systems used to screen teachers across the country.

February 9, 2016 8 Comments

A College Campus Where Guns Are Welcome

Students at Paul Smith’s College are invited to bring their rifles, muzzle loaders and shotguns to school for the fall hunting season.

February 8, 2016 40 Comments

No, Not All N.H. College Students Support Bernie Sanders

Despite the senator’s lead in the polls in this state, there is some diversity of opinion on New Hampshire college campuses.

February 2, 2016 Comment

High School Players Ready To Commit On National Signing Day

Increasingly, the day, and the hype around it, have provided fodder to the critics who say college football is anything but amateur.

February 1, 2016 18 Comments

Former Harvard President: Don’t Shut Down Controversial Speech On Campus

Larry Summers says he’s concerned when university leaders tell their faculties that certain kinds of arguments are not acceptable.

January 29, 2016 2 Comments

Elon Musk Called For A ‘Hyperloop’ And These Students Answered

The inventor and billionaire laid out an idea – a sort of “moonshot” for transportation. Now, the finalists will pitch their prototypes.

January 28, 2016 9 Comments

Detroit ‘Sickouts’: What The Teachers Want

The teachers union has been in a dispute over conditions and salaries, and has staged several “sickouts” in recent weeks.

January 21, 2016 19 Comments

Illinois Budget Impasse Halts Student Scholarships

About 128,000 college students in Illinois who are receiving MAP education grants are no longer getting that money from the state.

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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.