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Film About Campus Sexual Assault Tells Survivors: 'You Are Not Alone'

NPR | Feb. 27, 2015 2 p.m.

Survivors Annie Clark and Andrea Pino brought a Title IX complaint against the University of North Carolina. "This is not about UNC," Clark says. "We're not doing this to vilify our institution."

World | Nation | Education

Tiptoeing Along A Balance Beam: Writing And Illustrating A Children's Book

NPR | Feb. 11, 2015 7:16 a.m.

A first-time author sets out to write a culturally appropriate book for children in Mali. And learns a lot about how words and pictures go together to tell a story.

Health | Nation | Food | Arts | Education

Cooking 101: Stanford Adds Healthy Eating Skills To The Curriculum

NPR | Feb. 4, 2015 9:19 a.m.

You can graduate college knowing how to build a rocket, but not how to fry an egg. With help from celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, Stanford is launching a cooking program that aims to change that.

Health | Nation | Food | Arts | Education

College Life Doesn't Have To Mean Crummy Cuisine, Says Dorm Room Chef

NPR | Feb. 1, 2015 11:07 a.m.

Sick of dining hall pizza, public health student Emily Hu taught herself how to cook — even with no oven. Now she's hoping to inspire her peers to pick up cooking skills and healthier eating habits.

Nation | Education | Books

The Past, Present And Future of High-Stakes Testing

NPR | Jan. 22, 2015 6:33 a.m.

Steve Inskeep talks with NPR Ed's Anya Kamenetz about her book, The Test: Why are Schools are Obsessed with Standardized Testing — But You Don't Have to Be.

Technology | Education | Entertainment | Books

Vocab-Intensive Tech For Toddlers Encourages 'Anytime, Anywhere Learning'

NPR | Dec. 31, 2014 5:09 a.m.

Sesame Workshop's games are designed to help kids learn words and have fun. One New York City educator says it's never too soon to teach tykes that technology can be more than just entertainment.

Health | Nation | Food | Education

Of Carrots And Kids: Healthy School Lunches That Don't Get Tossed

NPR | Dec. 2, 2014 6:38 a.m.

The battle over school lunch pits those who want to emphasize nutrition against those who say kids will just throw that food away. We go inside a kitchen where tiny taste testers sway the menu.

Nation | Business | Education

Daniel Tiger: Won't You Be His Neighbor?

NPR | Oct. 14, 2014 6:06 a.m.

The PBS program Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood is bringing the legacy of Fred Rogers to a new generation of children.

Nation | Education | Arts | Books

Q&A: Plumbing The Mysteries Of The Teenage Brain

NPR | Oct. 4, 2014 5:03 a.m.

In Age of Opportunity, psychologist Larry Steinberg applies neuroscience to risk-taking, peer influence, the boredom of high school and other adolescent conundrums.

Nation | Education | Books

Q&A: Dana Goldstein, Author, 'The Teacher Wars'

NPR | Sept. 6, 2014 5:43 a.m.

Testing, tenure, pay, standards, business influence, poverty and inequality--the big education issues have been with us a long time, says a new book.