To Tackle Sexual Assault Cases, Colleges Enlist Investigators-For-Hire

Colleges are under pressure to revamp how they handle sexual assault cases. So some schools, rather than trying to train administrators to act like prosecutors, are outsourcing the job to real ones.

50 Great Teachers: A Celebration Of Great Teaching

NPR |Oct. 31, 2014 12:23 p.m.

Our new series will tell the stories of great teachers, and explore some big questions: What is great teaching? Can it be taught? How do good teachers become great ones?

A Helping Hand To High Achievers

NPR |Oct. 29, 2014 9:15 a.m.

Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg will invest $10 million dollars over two years to help top students from poor families into college.

50 Great Teachers: Socrates, The Ancient World's Teaching Superstar

NPR |Oct. 29, 2014 6:28 a.m.

It's been 2,400 years since he taught his last class, but the teaching method Socrates created, and that bears his name, lives on today.

Former Band Member On Trial In Florida A&M Hazing Death

NPR |Oct. 28, 2014 3:30 p.m.

Three years after Florida A&M student Robert Champion died after a beating on a bus, a member of the university's marching band is on trial for manslaughter.

The Slide Rule: A Computing Device That Put A Man On The Moon

NPR |Oct. 28, 2014 11:54 a.m.

Before the smartphone, the laptop and the pocket calculator, there was a powerful mechanical computer. Our new series, Tools of the Trade, begins with a look at the slide rule.

The Secret Lives Of Teachers

NPR |Oct. 28, 2014 11:41 a.m.

Our new series looks at what teachers do when they're not teaching. Artist? Carpenter? Quidditch player? What's your secret life?

The Secret Lives Of Teachers: Mei-Ling Uliasz

NPR |Oct. 28, 2014 11:38 a.m.

The second installation of our Secret Lives series continues with a profile of a second-grade teacher with a passion for making "upcycled" jewelry.

The Many, Many Secret Lives Of Teachers

NPR |Oct. 28, 2014 11:38 a.m.

We've heard from hundreds of teachers about their secret lives. Here's a quick sampling.

Curiosity: It Helps Us Learn, But Why?

NPR |Oct. 27, 2014 2:42 p.m.

New research suggests that curiosity triggers chemical changes in the brain that help us better understand and retain information.

Register-Guard: Burt Bacharach's Son Pursues Journalism Degree At UO

Register Guard |Oct. 27, 2014 12:43 p.m.

Music legend Burt Bacharach's only biological son has been living in Eugene, attending the University of Oregon, since enrolling as a 19-year-old freshman in the spring of 2012.

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