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Every Senior Applied To College At This Washington, D.C., High School For the first time, every single Ballou High School senior applied and was accepted to college. NPR takes a look at what's next for the low-income high school in southeast Washington, D.C. Supreme Court Rules Religious School Can Use Taxpayer Funds For Playground In a closely watched case about church and state, the Supreme Court ruled Monday that a religious school was entitled to state funding for playground resurfacing under a state program for nonprofits. How To Pick Kids' Apps For The Backseat This Summer Screen time can be more than a distraction if you follow these principles. School Vouchers Get 2 New Report Cards New research from Indiana and Louisiana provides clarity in the voucher debate. Wisconsin Pushes University Free Speech Bill The Wisconsin State Assembly passed the Campus Free Speech Act in the House, which would suspend or expel University of Wisconsin students who disrupt a campus speaker they disagree with.
In D.C., A Politics Camp For Girls The Young Women's Political Leadership Program in Washington, D.C. brings dozens of high school girls together each summer to talk about the mechanics and challenges of entering politics. These Teachers Are Learning Gun Skills To Protect Students, They Say This week more than a dozen educators in Colorado received advanced weapons training and safety. Schools Let Students Take Laptops Home In Hopes Of Curbing 'Summer Slide' More districts are letting students take computers home for the summer. Officials hope the devices help fill in learning gaps, but experts say parents must play a role to make the lending effective. DeVos Appoints CEO Of A Student Loan Company To Head Federal Aid Agency Plus school district secession, student borrower complaints and more. How It All Turned Out: A Kindergarten Story, 13 Years Later NPR was there for 5-year-old Sam's first day of kindergarten back in 2004. His parents wondered if he was ready. This month, as he graduated from high school, they're still asking that question.
75 Years Later, Anne Frank's Diary Still Has Much To Teach The first entry of what became The Diary Of A Young Girl was written 75 years ago this month. We asked fifth-graders at Anne Frank Elementary School in Philadelphia what they learned from it. Louisiana Is First State To Ban Public Colleges From Asking About Criminal History The "ban the box" movement is designed to open opportunities to the tens of millions of Americans with some kind of criminal record. Federal Officials Turn To Private Law Firms To Chase Student Loan Debtors People who default on their student loans could hear from a private debt collector. The government turns to collection agencies to get payments out of people who often don't work and can't have their wages or tax returns garnished. Online Retail Boom Means More Warehouse Workers, And Robots To Accompany Them On the outskirts of the Bay Area, farming communities are hoping that warehouse jobs tied to the e-commerce surge will boost the local economy. But automation is expected to take over many such jobs. Big Tent Revival: Southern Baptists Challenge A Racist History The Southern Baptist Convention has officially denounced white nationalism. What does this tell us about today's evangelicals?