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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.
The Fight Over Teacher Salaries: A Look At The Numbers
Teachers in many states are angry after years of stagnant wages. Here's a state-by-state look at what they really make.
Dena Simmons: How Does Imposter Syndrome Affect Students Of Color?
When Bronx-native Dena Simmons received a scholarship to attend a majority white boarding school, she felt like an imposter. Simmons suggests ways students of color can be made to feel more accepted.
Is It Time To Bring Risk Back Into Our Kids' Playgrounds?
Are playgrounds in the U.S. too sterile and risk-averse to help our kids thrive? Anthropologist Barbara J. King considers play and child development in evolutionary perspective.
Central High School Walked Out In The Footsteps Of The Little Rock 9
Best known for its role in the 1957 school desegregation crisis, Little Rock Central High School saw hundreds of students walk out of class on Wednesday to protest gun violence.
Censoring Speech On Campus
Kids today. They just say whatever is on their minds. Except at college, where some First Amendment issues have educators worried, and students furious.
In Gun-Friendly Montana, Student Walkout Steers Clear Of Politics
Students in Helena, Mont., who participated in Wednesday's walkouts called it a memorial, not a protest — unlike demonstrations across the U.S. that explicitly called for laws to restrict gun rights.
Marjory Stoneman Douglas Students Walk Out In Protest 1 Month After Deadly Shooting
One month after a gunman killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., students around the country walked out of school in a call for action against school shootings.