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Hall Passes, Buses, Lunch Duty: What If The Principal Could Focus On Achievement?

NPR | May 29, 2017

Can principals be better leaders if they have more time to focus on instruction? The Washington, D.C., schools are adding managers to handle operations and logistics.

WATCH: Kids Craft Comics To Explore Immigration Fears

NPR | May 28, 2017

Children of people in the country illegally often experience fear and worry — with the shadow of deportation as a constant presence. How can they work through those emotions? One workshop uses comics.

Education Department Faces Deep Cuts; DeVos Faces Tough Questions

NPR | May 27, 2017

Our weekly education news roundup: Trump administration unveils its 2018 budget proposal; DeVos talks school choice in Indianapolis, then faces a grilling from lawmakers.

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Health | World | Education

Former High School Dropout Joins Peace Corps, Helps New Dropouts

NPR | May 27, 2017 4 a.m.

Stefani McCoy had it with school when she was a teenager. She turned her life around — and now she's helping Namibia's dropouts do the same.

Nation | Education

Black Ministry Students At Duke Say They Face Unequal Treatment And Racism

NPR | May 26, 2017 3:52 p.m.

The dean says pushing the school to be a more diverse and inclusive environment is a top priority.

Election | Nation | Education

In Commencement Speech, Hillary Clinton Jabs Trump Administration

NPR | May 26, 2017 8:48 a.m.

On Friday, Hillary Clinton addressed the graduating class of her alma mater, Wellesley College.

Election | Nation | Education

Why Did The Top Student Aid Official Under Betsy DeVos Resign?

NPR | May 26, 2017 7:18 a.m.

Conscience, or incompetence? Two competing narratives — along partisan lines — have emerged to explain the sudden departure of the head of the Federal Student Aid Office.

World | Education

Land Deal For Right-Wing Elementary School Plagues Japanese Prime Minister

NPR | May 26, 2017 4:55 a.m.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has denied involvement in a discounted sale of state-owned land for a new primary school. He says he'll resign if proof of his involvement is found.

Nation | Technology | Education

Mark Zuckerberg Tells Harvard Graduates To Embrace Globalism, 'A Sense Of Purpose'

NPR | May 26, 2017 4:22 a.m.

The Facebook CEO said fighting authoritarianism and nationalism is "the struggle of our time." Some have speculated he may run for office, though Zuckerberg has denied it.

News | local | Education

Oregon Commission Reverses Course, Approves Tuition Hikes For UO And PSU

OPB | May 25, 2017 5:54 p.m. | Portland

Oregon's two largest universities gained approval Thursday for significant tuition increases, after initially being denied.

Nation | Education

Goodwill Helps 43-Year-Old Finally Get Her High School Diploma

NPR | May 25, 2017 2:21 p.m.

Most American adults have finished high school. For those who haven't, wages are rock bottom and the unemployment rate is more than 7 percent. That's why Goodwill opened a charter school for adults.

Nation | Education

What It's Like To Live In A Small, Rural, Politically Divided Town

NPR | May 25, 2017 2:04 p.m.

Politics in Haines, Alaska — population 2,500 — has grown intensely bitter lately, reflecting the volume and heat of national politics.

Nation | Education

Here's What Betsy DeVos Said Wednesday On Capitol Hill

NPR | May 24, 2017 3:06 p.m.

The education secretary testified before a House subcommittee on the Trump administration's 2018 budget proposal, which calls for deep cuts to education.


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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