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Meet The Mind-Reading Robo Tutor In The Sky

NPR | Oct. 13, 2015

An ed-tech company says its free online platform will revolutionize individualized learning. Skeptics call it digital snake oil.

In The Classroom, Common Ground Can Transform GPAs

NPR | Oct. 12, 2015

The Hidden Brain podcast explores the connections between students and teachers. It turns out finding things in common between pupils and instructors could be a tool for closing the achievement gap.

School A Welcome Escape From Reality For Calif. Area Ravaged By Fire

NPR | Oct. 12, 2015

The Valley Fire leveled hundreds of homes and businesses in the small community of Middletown, Calif. School is helping students and educators alike make it through the recovery process together.

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The Lessons Learned From A Scholar's Incendiary Tweets

NPR | Oct. 13, 2015 3:03 p.m.

A debate over academic freedom of speech sparked in summer 2014 when the University of Illinois rescinded a job offer to a professor over a controversial set of tweets about the Israel-Gaza conflict.

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Students Return To Umpqua Community College

OPB | Oct. 12, 2015 10:44 a.m. | Portland

The Umpqua Community College campus reopened last week, but Monday marks the first day of classes since the Oct. 1 shooting. Volunteers and comfort dogs will be on hand to provide support.

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'Ideas': A New Series From NPR Ed

NPR | Oct. 12, 2015 10:16 a.m.

There's nothing new under the sun in education. Except when there is. We'll explore how innovation happens, who drives it and what works.

Education | News

Knowing What To Do If Shooting Starts Still Hazy At Colleges

AP | Oct. 10, 2015 10:35 a.m.

In the wake of the recent violence, some professors, students and administrators are asking whether schools need to do more to deliver potentially life-saving messages to those on campus.

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Washington Colleges Prepared For Campus Shootings After SPU

AP | Oct. 10, 2015 10:32 a.m.

All of Washington's public four-year schools have emergency alert systems that send text and email messages to students and staff, as well as parents who opt-in to the system.

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Can't Afford School? Girls Learn To Negotiate The Harvard Way: #15Girls

NPR | Oct. 9, 2015 7:22 p.m.

Madalitso Mulando needed help. She didn't have the money to pay for her tenth grade tuition. Then she learned the art of negotiation from the gurus at Harvard Business School.

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Petition For PPS Choirs At Grotto Draws 1,000 Signatures

OPB | Oct. 9, 2015 12:25 p.m. | Portland

Online fans are asking Portland Public Schools to reconsider the decision prohibiting choirs from performing at the east-side shrine.

Education | Nation

Shooting At Northern Arizona University Campus: 1 Dead, 3 Injured

NPR | Oct. 9, 2015 7:51 a.m.

A suspect is in custody, officials at Northern Arizona University say, after the campus of the Flagstaff school was hit by an attack in the early hours of Friday morning.

Education | Nation

On Campus, Older Faculty Keep On Keepin' On

NPR | Oct. 9, 2015 6:41 a.m.

Many professors are postponing retirement, and colleges say it's hurting their efforts to cut costs.


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