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Illustrated Scenes From The 'March For Our Lives'
Hundreds of thousands across the country demonstrated in the student-led event to demand stricter gun control laws. NPR illustrator LA Johnson takes us to Saturday's flagship march in Washington, D.C.
Students March; DeVos Gets Grilled; The Funding Gap Widens
School funding fairness, politically active students and more in the weekly education news roundup.
What You Need To Know About Kids' Screen Time Right Now
There's so much information — and anxiety — out there about how much time your kids should spend using devices. Here's our video guide to balancing the need for limits with the potential benefits.
Advice For Student Activists: It's A Marathon, Not A Sprint
Youth activism in America has a long and complicated history. As students flood streets around the country, two activists offer advice to those marching.
Parkland Survivor On 'March For Our Lives'
Nationwide protests against gun violence will be held on Saturday. NPR's Noel King speaks to Cameron Kasky, who survived the Florida school shooting, about organizing the "March for Our Lives."
'We Should Have Been The Last': Kentucky Shooting Survivors Inspired By Parkland
In January, a student in Marshall County, Ky. killed two classmates and injured 18 more. The survivors were still grieving when the students at Stoneman Douglas began a national protest movement.
Poll: Most U.S. Teachers Want Gun Control, Not Guns To Carry
A Gallup poll finds teachers support measures like background checks for gun buyers, but little enthusiasm for bearing arms.
Teachers And Those Magical OK Go Videos: A Match Made In Science?
If you're a rock band, and thousands of teachers and students are using your hugely popular music videos in the classroom, why not help them out?
Classroom Skeleton: Whose Bones Are These?
Remember that skeleton hanging in the front of your classroom? In some schools, those were actual human remains. We used science to figure out the story behind one of them.
Democrats Grill DeVos On Guns, Schools And Money
The education secretary was on Capitol Hill to talk about the proposed budget for her department. She got an earful from Democrats.
Forget Wealth And Neighborhood. The Racial Income Gap Persists
A new study finds that the gap is actually largest in America's wealthiest neighborhoods, challenging widely-held beliefs about the relative impacts of class and race on life outcomes.
The Reality Of School Shooting Drills
Florida schools have ramped up "code red drills" in the aftermath of the Parkland shooting. One teacher plans to post footage of the drills online to build support for more restrictive gun laws.
Transgender Teachers: In Their Own Voices
We asked transgender educators around the country to share a selfie, and tell us what they wish others knew about them. Many say they play vital roles in creating safe spaces for the next generation.
UMBC's President Talks About His School's Historic Basketball Win
The University of Maryland Baltimore County men's basketball team beat the No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament — by a lot. NPR's Michel Martin talks with UMBC President Freeman Hrabowski about the win.
The Big Student Walkout; DeVos On School Safety; The First Amendment On Campus
A month after Parkland, the nation's focus remains on school safety. Plus, long rides to school in our weekly roundup of education news.