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Mar 19, 2018
Forget Wealth And Neighborhood. The Racial Income Gap Persists
A new study finds that the gap is actually largest in America's wealthiest neighborhoods, challenging widely-held beliefs about the relative impacts of class and race on life outcomes.

Mar 18, 2018
The Reality Of School Shooting Drills
Florida schools have ramped up "code red drills" in the aftermath of the Parkland shooting. One teacher plans to post footage of the drills online to build support for more restrictive gun laws.

Mar 18, 2018
Transgender Teachers: In Their Own Voices
We asked transgender educators around the country to share a selfie, and tell us what they wish others knew about them. Many say they play vital roles in creating safe spaces for the next generation.

Mar 17, 2018
UMBC's President Talks About His School's Historic Basketball Win
The University of Maryland Baltimore County men's basketball team beat the No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament — by a lot. NPR's Michel Martin talks with UMBC President Freeman Hrabowski about the win.

Mar 17, 2018
The Big Student Walkout; DeVos On School Safety; The First Amendment On Campus
A month after Parkland, the nation's focus remains on school safety. Plus, long rides to school in our weekly roundup of education news.

Mar 16, 2018
The Fight Over Teacher Salaries: A Look At The Numbers
Teachers in many states are angry after years of stagnant wages. Here's a state-by-state look at what they really make.

Mar 16, 2018
Dena Simmons: How Does Imposter Syndrome Affect Students Of Color?
When Bronx-native Dena Simmons received a scholarship to attend a majority white boarding school, she felt like an imposter. Simmons suggests ways students of color can be made to feel more accepted.

Mar 15, 2018
Is It Time To Bring Risk Back Into Our Kids' Playgrounds?
Are playgrounds in the U.S. too sterile and risk-averse to help our kids thrive? Anthropologist Barbara J. King considers play and child development in evolutionary perspective.

Mar 15, 2018
Central High School Walked Out In The Footsteps Of The Little Rock 9
Best known for its role in the 1957 school desegregation crisis, Little Rock Central High School saw hundreds of students walk out of class on Wednesday to protest gun violence.

Mar 15, 2018
Censoring Speech On Campus
Kids today. They just say whatever is on their minds. Except at college, where some First Amendment issues have educators worried, and students furious.

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Mar 19, 2018
Opinion: In pushing kids into career pathways, Georgia’s on wrong track
Public education nationwide is being converted into a job-training operation with students being asked to consider career pathways in middle school. Does this limit students' futures?

Mar 18, 2018
In this March Madness bracket, Georgia State wins for closing gaps
During March Madness the public’s attention is focused on basketball at colleges and universities, but what if the focus was taken off sports and put on the schools themselves? What if instead we selected teams based on their track record of closing equity gaps and ensuring student success? 

Mar 15, 2018
Cobb’s resistance to national walkout met with student resolve
Accounts by Cobb County students provide a glimpse of how school districts discouraged students from joining the national walkout.

Mar 14, 2018
Will the student walkout become a movement? 
Students planning walkouts were dismissed but their impressive turnouts and their passion prove this is not a passing fancy but a movement.

Mar 14, 2018
Atlanta principal: If you want students to become leaders, let them lead
Atlanta’s Grady High School has a long history of social activism. Students honored and continued that legacy today with their walkout for Parkland.Here is why Grady and other high schools have that legacy – they are led by leaders who believe you cannot teach students the value of civic engagement

Mar 14, 2018
Betsy DeVos to PTA: I trust parents and teachers, not Washington
In a speech to the National PTA, Betsy DeVos focused on school safety in the wake of the Florida school shooting but returned to her familiar themes of antiquated public schools and the need for more school choice.

Mar 13, 2018
Parents, churches plan to support student walkout tomorrow. Will you?
When thousands of Georgia students join classmates around the country in a walkout Wednesday, they will not be alone. Many metro Atlanta parents plan to be on hand, both as allies and security.Some churches are heeding the call to ring their bells 17 times at 10 a.m., the start of the walkout

Mar 12, 2018
How many teachers want to carry guns in classroom?
Donald Trump is disregarding his comments calling for raising the age to purchase the military-style gun used to murder 17 people in a school shooting last month. Trump has now shifted focus back to arming teachers, an idea meeting with widespread resistance from the profession.

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