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Trump, And Most Black College Presidents, Absent From Annual Meeting

NPR | Sept. 19, 2017

This week the White House hosted historically black colleges and universities. But many HBCU presidents stayed away, arguing that the administration is not interested in the issues HBCUs face.

PPS Launches Investigation Into Alleged Sex Abuse By Former Teacher

OPB | Sept. 19, 2017

Portland Public Schools launched an investigation Tuesday into an alleged pattern of sexual harassment and abuse by a former teacher and coach.

Starting School At The University That Enslaved Her Ancestors

NPR | Sept. 19, 2017

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talked to Mélisande Short-Colomb, whose family was once enslaved by Georgetown University. Now, at 63, Short-Colomb she has enrolled as a freshman there.

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Education | Nation

Is There A 'Better Way' To Handle Campus Sexual Assault?

NPR | Sept. 19, 2017 9:46 a.m.

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos may be using some compromise plans devised by outside groups as a model for balancing the rights of alleged victims and accused students.

Education | Nation

How One Group Is Working To Build A More Diverse Teaching Force

NPR | Sept. 19, 2017 3 a.m.

The Branch Alliance for Educator Diversity, a new organization, is working with minority-serving institutions to bring more color into the teaching ranks.

Education | Nation | Health

Small Gift, Big Impact: How A Little Cash Changed Our Readers' Lives

NPR | Sept. 18, 2017 12:42 p.m.

We asked our readers: Was there ever a time when just a little no-strings cash would have made — or did make — a meaningful difference?

Education | Nation

How to Make Every Grade More Like Kindergarten

NPR | Sept. 18, 2017 8:23 a.m.

In his new book, MIT professor Mitchel Resnick lays out a vision for encouraging creative thinking, based on his research into what he calls Lifelong Kindergarten.

Education | News | local

Class Sizes On The Rise In Salem-Keizer School District

Statesman Journal | Sept. 18, 2017 6:50 a.m.

This year, middle schools will see the largest increase, adding about one student per class for an average of 32 students. The statewide average is 25 students per class.

Education | News | local | Class Of 2025: Follow Students From 1st Grade To Graduation

'I Felt I Just Wasn’t As Smart As Everybody Else'

OPB | Sept. 18, 2017 6 a.m. | Portland

States have increased their focus in recent years on disorders that can interfere with academic success, like dyslexia. Meet "Class of 2025" student Shelby as she tries to become a better reader.

Education | Nation

DeVos 'Rethinks' Education; Irma Shuts Down Florida Schools

NPR | Sept. 16, 2017 3:09 a.m.

From hurricanes to pension battles, there is education news from Puerto Rico to Wyoming in our weekly roundup.

Education | Nation

Homeless And In College. Then Harvey Struck

NPR | Sept. 15, 2017 7:01 a.m.

For financially vulnerable college students, a natural disaster could knock them off the graduation track. But colleges can help.

Education | Nation

The Most Popular High School Plays And Musicals

NPR | Sept. 15, 2017 6:58 a.m.

The Wizard of Oz is in and Mary Poppins is out, that's according to Dramatics magazine's high school theater rankings for 2016-2017. The magazine has been publishing its list since 1938.

Education | Nation

Harvard Withdraws Fellowship Invitation To Chelsea Manning

NPR | Sept. 15, 2017 6:02 a.m.

The Institute of Politics at Harvard Kennedy School announced Wednesday that Manning would be one of its visiting fellows, but less than two days later, the school's dean withdrew the invitation.

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Class Of 2025: Follow Students From 1st Grade To Graduation

Oregon set a goal to have graduate 100 percent of students in the class of 2025. OPB has followed a group of students from kindergarten as they start their educational journey toward high school. Third grade is almost over for the Class of 2025. These are some of their stories.

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