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What Kids' Drawings Say About Their Future Thinking Skills

August 20, 2014 - 9:23am

There's a link between how children draw at age 4 and how well they perform on intelligence tests at age 14, researchers say.

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A Tale Of Two Polls

August 20, 2014 - 3:34am

Two surveys claim to capture the public's view of the Common Core State Standards. But they tell very different stories.

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Ferguson Teachers Use Day Off As Opportunity For A Civics Lesson

August 19, 2014 - 4:59pm

School has been canceled for the week in Ferguson, Mo., as civil unrest continues. While the students are out of the classroom, teachers are helping to clean up the streets.

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The Power Of The Peer Group In Preventing Campus Rape

August 18, 2014 - 3:51am

A small percentage of college students commit most of the rapes on campus. Research suggests that the attitudes of male friends can either lead men to commit rape or stop them.

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Why The Atlanta Testing Scandal Matters

August 17, 2014 - 8:03am

The pressure placed on schools and educators by high-stakes tests can lead to unintended consequences.

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Helping Students Make Sense Of A Young Black Man's Death In Missouri

August 15, 2014 - 8:03am

The shooting of Michael Brown may raise questions for students, and teachers need to be prepared.

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The NPR Ed Mailbag: The Participation Trophy

August 14, 2014 - 9:18am

Is it "killing our sense of competition" or "simply something to commemorate their time as part of a team"? Here are some of your many responses to our story on giving kids awards for participating.

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Forget The Bake Sale: Some Of School's Funds Come From Bars And Brothels

August 13, 2014 - 4:36pm

Schools across the U.S. are preparing for students' return by looking for ways to supplement budgets. One Nevada school district is turning to unlikely sources of funding: liquor and prostitution.

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Smartphone Apps Help To Battle Campus Sexual Assaults

August 13, 2014 - 4:32am

Several new smartphone apps offer quick ways for college students facing dangerous or uncomfortable situations to reach out to friends, connect with resources on campus or call the police.

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How Campus Sexual Assaults Came To Command New Attention

August 12, 2014 - 5:53pm

In just a few years, the issue has gone from mostly whispers to receiving the attention of the White House. Now, colleges throughout the country are trying to increase awareness about the issue.

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Glossary: Marbles Edition

August 12, 2014 - 4:28pm

Everything you need to know to talk like a mibster.

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Many Women Leave Engineering, Blame The Work Culture

August 12, 2014 - 2:32pm

From the aerospace sector to Silicon Valley, engineering has a retention problem: Close to 40 percent of women with engineering degrees either leave the profession or never enter the field.

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What Robin Williams Taught Us About Teaching

August 12, 2014 - 11:43am

Is a teacher someone who has all the answers or someone who helps us find them?

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New Orleans Charters Prepare For A Big First Day Of School

August 11, 2014 - 4:38pm

The start to the school year in New Orleans offers a landmark moment in U.S. education. For the first time, a major urban school district will operate almost entirely with charter schools.

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When Applying For Federal Aid, 'Cross Your Fingers And Hope'

August 11, 2014 - 8:08am

Students are taking out loans with little understanding of the consequences. The bewildering federal aid process doesn't help.

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Putting Power Tools In The Hands Of 5-Year-Olds

August 11, 2014 - 3:29am

To move kids away from computer screens, a new wave of learning programs is emphasizing hands-on activities. Like building stuff.

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At 73, Man Finally Gets Diploma Denied For Defying Segregation

August 10, 2014 - 5:02pm

An Illinois high school banned Alva Earley from graduating in 1959 after he attended a picnic in a park off-limits to blacks. This weekend, the school district corrected that injustice.

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'Building A Better Teacher': Dissecting America's Education Culture

August 9, 2014 - 5:12pm

Author Elizabeth Green argues that effective teaching is a craft, not a skill teachers have naturally. She says teachers need more mentorship — not just more mandates.

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Should Kids Get A Trophy For Showing Up?

August 9, 2014 - 4:55am

NPR Ed takes on the question that has long divided parents and experts alike.

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NCAA Loses Court Ruling In Athletes' Antitrust Case

August 8, 2014 - 8:38pm

A federal judge sided with college football and basketball players who say they're being used to help sell video games, TV broadcasts and other content without being paid.

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