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What's Going On In Your Child's Brain When You Read Them A Story? There are many ways young children encounter stories. A new study finds a "Goldilocks effect," where a cartoon may be "too hot" and audiobooks "too cold" for learning readers. 'I Hope This Will Set A Precedent,' Says Trans Teen Who Won Case Over Bathroom Access Gavin Grimm was a high school student in Virginia when his local school board denied him access to the boys' bathroom. His case has stretched for years; now a federal judge has decided in his favor. For Troubled Kids, Some Schools Take Time Out For Group Therapy A growing number of schools are offering training for emotional and social skills that can benefit kids in school and throughout their life. Texas Governor Holds Discussion After School Shooting Texas Gov. Greg Abbott held a meeting in response to Friday's shooting at Santa Fe high school. Dallas Schools Superintendent Michael Hinojosa talks with Rachel Martin. Court Sides With Transgender Student In Bathroom Case A federal court has ruled in favor of a transgender student in Virginia who wanted to use the boys' restroom at school. The school had blocked him from doing so.
Education Secretary DeVos Acknowledges Problems With Teacher Grant Program In response to exclusive NPR reporting into a troubled federal grant program for public school teachers, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos told Congressional leaders Tuesday that she is aware of the program's problems and has taken steps to fix it. Should Students Stay Away From School? How are you coping? Education Department Launches 'Top-To-Bottom' Review Of Teachers' Grant Program Public school teachers across the country say they've been improperly hit with thousands of dollars in debt when paperwork errors turned their grants into loans that they're now supposed to pay back. German Families Playing Hooky Stopped By Police At Airports, May Be Fined Officers have launched investigations into more families caught skipping school ahead of a three-day weekend. Parents could face fines up to $1,177. U.S. parents can be fined for kids' truancy too. Luci Baines Johnson Receives Honorary Nursing Degree From Georgetown University NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Luci Baines Johnson, daughter of President Lyndon Johnson, about receiving an honorary nursing degree from Georgetown University more than half a century after she left school because the nursing school had a policy against married students.
How Schools Across The Country Are Working To Detect Threats Made On Social Media Some schools are working with outside technology companies to scan social media for threats against them and their students, in hopes of preventing mass shootings and student suicide. To Pressure Lawmakers On Gun Control, A Push To Boycott School The recent school shooting in Texas has reignited the debate over gun control. NPR's Don Gonyea speaks with former Education Secretary Arne Duncan about his idea to boycott school until reforms are made. DeVos Bypasses NYC Public Schools; For-Profit College Enforcement; NC Teachers Walk A school shooting in Texas, plus a new government report on university-hired consultants and student borrowers, in our weekly roundup of education news. 10 People Killed In Texas High School Shooting; Suspect In Custody Officials say he is Dimitrios Pagourtzis. He's charged with capital murder and is being held without bond. The governor says the suspect surrendered rather than carry out a plan to kill himself. Diane Wolk-Rogers: What My Students Taught Me About Inspiring A Movement As a history teacher who lived through the horrific Parkland school shooting, Diane Wolk-Rogers describes what it takes for movements to inspire change — and how her students are doing that now.