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WATCH: In China, School Principal Leads Students In Dancing To A New Beat
At first the teachers were skeptical, but after two weeks they joined in "because the music is full of energy ... it really gets the happiness flowing," Zhang Pengfei told a local newspaper.
Los Angeles Teachers Return To Class
On Tuesday, Los Angeles teachers approved a deal with the school district — ending a six-day strike. By Wednesday morning, many educators were relieved to be back in the classroom.
Believing What We See: The Covington Catholic Video And Competing Narratives
Interpretations of viral footage have led to competing, complicated narratives.
Denver Teachers Vote To Authorize A Strike
After more than a year of negotiating with the school district, Denver teachers could begin a strike as soon as Jan. 28. It would be the city's first teacher strike in almost 25 years.
School Shocks Students With Disabilities. The FDA Is Moving To Ban The Practice
The controversial method at the Judge Rotenberg Educational Center has pitted family members who swear it has been the only way to control their loved ones against critics who call it torture.
After Tentative Deal, Teachers Return To Los Angeles Classrooms
On the sixth day of the Los Angeles teachers strike, the school district and union leaders announced that they had reached a tentative agreement. Schools reopen Wednesday.
News Brief: LA Teachers, Government Shutdown And Its Impact On FBI
A Unified School District and the teachers' union reach a tentative deal. Competing bills to end the shutdown head to the Senate floor. The FBI Agents Association warns shutdown hampers operations.
Colleges Provide Tuition Relief To Furloughed Workers
Going without pay is challenging. Try adding a tuition bill. Colleges in Maryland are offering some workarounds.
Los Angeles Teachers Union To Vote On Tentative Agreement To End Strike
The Los Angeles teachers union has reached a tentative agreement with the L.A. Unified School District. In order to end the strike, union members must first vote to approve the agreement.
Teachers Vote Yes On Deal To End Los Angeles Strike
After six days out of the classroom, union members voted yes on a proposed contract, which means teachers will be back in schools Wednesday.
Denver And Los Angeles: Two Cities Trying To Negotiate A New Deal With Teachers
In this week's roundup of education news: There's a strike in Los Angeles, while teachers in Denver will vote for their own walkout. That and more of this week's education news.
Spending More On Education For Low-Income Kids Improves Their Prospects As Adults
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Kirabo Jackson, a labor economist at Northwestern University, about his research into how increases in spending on education positively influence outcomes in adulthood.
The Los Angeles Teacher Strike's Class Size Conundrum
Leaders of LA's teachers union have made class-size reduction a centerpiece of their negotiations. But researchers disagree on whether high price of smaller classes is worth it.
America's First Conspiracy: The Plot To Kill George Washington
Opponents beware, opponents beware.
Head Of L.A. Teachers Union Discusses Ongoing Strike
As the massive teacher strike in Los Angeles enters its third day, NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with teachers' union president Alex Caputo-Pearl about the strike and its aims.