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Grand Jury Report On Penn State Hazing Finds 'Indignities And Depravities' The report was triggered by one deadly incident, but members of the grand jury said they felt obligated to report the broader issues they uncovered — including rampant, dangerous misconduct. Shabana Basij-Rasikh: Under The Taliban, How Can A Girl Attend School Undercover? When Shabana Basij-Rasikh was six, the Taliban forbade girls from getting an education. Rather than giving in to their threats, she dressed up as a boy and went to a secret school for girls in Kabul. Natural Disasters And The Implications Of Missing So Much School Wildfires, hurricanes, flooding — this fall has brought a wave of natural disasters to the U.S. With that comes many days where schools are closed — and those absences add up. Teen's Dramatic Video, Revealing His Acceptance By Harvard, Charms Internet "All the hard work was worth it," Ayrton Little said. The video has been viewed more than 6 million times. After Wildfires Destroyed Their Homes, Students Find Healing Help At School Experiencing a natural disaster can traumatize children. After a devastating wildfire in California, some educators are using an unusual assignment to help students find comfort.
Five Years After Sandy Hook, Are Schools Safer? It seemed like a moment when everything would change. How A Deregulated Internet Could Hurt America's Classrooms Schools use the internet for a lot of learning: researching, virtual travel, watching videos. Educators say it opens their classrooms to the world. The removal of net neutrality could change all that. More College Presidents Join The Millionaires' Club Sixty-six university presidents took home more than $1 million in 2015, according to a new analysis by The Chronicle of Higher Education. How Repealing Net Neutrality Could Affect Schools' Internet Access If the Federal Communications Commission chooses to repeal net neutrality regulations, it could affect access to the Internet for schools across the country. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Richard Culatta, CEO of the International Society for Technology in Education, about the potential impact on classrooms if net neutrality is repealed. France Moves To Ban Students From Using Cellphones In Schools The country's education minister says the strict rules are a matter of public health. But some teachers and parents call it a losing battle.
Does Preschool Pay Off? Tulsa Says Yes Tulsa, Okla., has been the focus of much debate over the long-term benefits of preschool. The most recent findings by Georgetown University researchers are another strong endorsement for early ed. Middle School Student Keaton Jones Exposes Bullies, And Wins Fans For His Courage Keaton Jones' story spread online and across the nation, with his sister, Lakyn Jones, acting as his representative and fielding thousands of offers of support. If A School Becomes A Shelter In Puerto Rico, Where Do Students Learn? Some middle-schoolers are returning to class for the first time since Hurricane Maria hit the island in September. The students are sharing a school with high-schoolers, and that worries some parents. In Effort To Court Drivers, Lyft Offering Education Discounts Lyft is offering education benefits, a move aimed at recruiting and retaining drivers in its competition with Uber. But it raises a question about what these companies owe their workforces. Worries Grow In Hong Kong As China Pushes Its Official Version Of History In Schools A new proposed curriculum for Hong Kong schools is missing key parts of modern Chinese history. The struggle over education is the latest battle with China over how the city is governed.