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Sep 28, 2016
#DearWashington: Readers Share Personal Concerns This Election
NPR is asking audiences to share something that they want their leaders in Washington to know about why this election matters to them.

Sep 28, 2016
Bias Isn't Just A Police Problem, It's A Preschool Problem
A new study by researchers at Yale found that pre-K teachers, white and black alike, spend more time watching black boys, expecting trouble.

Sep 27, 2016
Kaya Henderson On Education And Her Tenure As D.C. Schools Chancellor
Michel Martin interviews Kaya Henderson, who has served as chancellor for D.C. Public Schools for six years and will step down on Oct. 1.

Sep 27, 2016
Teaching Middle-Schoolers Climate Change Without Terrifying Them
One science teacher in Miami knows how sea-level rise could affect her students' lives when they are her age. She is determined to teach them to take that seriously, with optimism.

Sep 26, 2016
Fact Check: Trump And Clinton Debate For The First Time
NPR reporters and editors annotated Monday night's debate as it happened. Read the final fact check, analysis and context here.

Sep 26, 2016
How Native Students Can Succeed In College: 'Be As Tough As The Land That Made You'
Native Americans make up less than 1 percent of students in college. Many say they feel invisible, without access to elite campuses. One program helps them leverage their heritage and identity.

Sep 25, 2016
Shaken By Economic Change, 'Non-Traditional' Students Are Becoming The New Normal
The massive growth in the adult student population in America's colleges and universities — one quarter of all college students are over the age of 30 — is changing the higher ed landscape.

Sep 25, 2016
A Harrowing, Mountain-Scaling Commute For Chinese Schoolkids
To get to school, the children must trek as many as four hours up and down a 2,600-foot mountainside, relying on rickety ladders. Their families see their education as a way out of poverty.

Sep 25, 2016
Donald Trump's Plan For America's Schools
More choice, no Common Core, and a gutting of the U.S. Education Department.

Sep 25, 2016
Hillary Clinton's Plan For America's Students
In advance of the first debate, a rundown of the Democratic presidential candidate's positions.


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Your source to discuss and learn about education in Georgia and the nation and share opinions and news with Maureen Downey.
Sep 30, 2016
If governor wants to help failing schools, Opportunity School District isn’t answer. Try fair funding.
As he has shown in the past, former Pelham City, Ga., superintendent Jim Arnold is not one to hold back. He demonstrates that again today in this…

Sep 30, 2016
Michelle Obama’s got game in new video about college aid
Here is a fun video on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) with a special appearance by First Lady Michelle Obama.

Sep 29, 2016
How would you fix Atlanta Public Schools?
The Atlanta school district is putting out a national call for help, seeking your best idea on how to transform Atlanta Public Schools from one of the…

Sep 29, 2016
For Every Student Succeeds Act to succeed, every Georgian ought to get involved
Kimberly E. West and Christopher D. Holmes are second year Ph.D. educational policy and administration students at the University of Georgia. West’s research interests include school choice…

Sep 28, 2016
Does implicit bias begin in preschool? Yes, says new study.
A new study out of the Yale Child Study Center within the Yale School of Medicine reveals the role of “implicit bias” in how teachers view preschoolers.…

Sep 28, 2016
State scores improve on old SAT. Too early to tell how Georgia fared on new version.
I debated sharing the state’s SAT scores for the graduating class of 2016 as I didn’t want to add to the confusion over the new test…

Sep 27, 2016
New class-action lawsuit: Opportunity School District ballot question misleading, deceptive
A class-action lawsuit filed today goes after Gov. Nathan Deal, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and Secretary of State Brian Kemp over the language in the Amendment 1…

Sep 27, 2016
The 400-pound hacker: Weighty issues in presidential debate increase body image focus
GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump provoked a lot of reaction with his debate response to who is responsible for hacking into Democratic National Committee computers: “I…


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