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'A' Is For Apps: Teachers Share What's On Their Phone

4 hours 38 min ago

From helping students be on their best behavior to taking history lessons to the Twitterverse, teachers are using a range of apps — many of them free — to harness mobile technology in the classroom.

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Q&A: Why Teaching Music Matters

September 14, 2014 - 11:09pm

From homeless parent to Ph.D., Margaret Martin has always believed in the power of music. She founded Harmony Project, which puts instruments into the hands of kids from LA's toughest neighborhoods.

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San Diego School District's New 18-Ton Armored Vehicle Creates Stir

September 13, 2014 - 4:36pm

The mine-resistant ambush protected vehicle, or MRAP, will have teddy bears in it, school police officials say. The MRAP is a piece of military surplus equipment that's worth around $733,000.

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International Students Save N.Carolina Academy From Shutdown

September 13, 2014 - 7:39am

Oak Ridge Military Academy looked as if it was going to close a few years ago because of low enrollment. The academy turned things around by appealing to international students, from Asia to Africa.

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International Students Save N.Carolina Academy From Shutdown

September 13, 2014 - 7:39am

Oak Ridge Military Academy looked as if it was going to close a few years ago because of low enrollment. The academy turned things around by appealing to international students, from Asia to Africa.

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For Teachers, Many Paths Into The Classroom ... Some Say Too Many

September 12, 2014 - 9:03am

One in five newly hired teachers has skipped university preparation for teaching. Indiana is the latest state to make entering the classroom easier.

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Giving Every Kid Equal Standing In The School Lunch Line

September 12, 2014 - 3:35am

For students who don't have enough money for a hot lunch each day, visiting the cafeteria can be a source of shame. In Houston, school volunteer Kenny Thompson decided he wanted to change that.

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Playgrounds For All Children: Here's How To Find One

September 11, 2014 - 8:03am

For kids with disabilities, a simple activity like going down a slide can be a challenge. An NPR crowdsourcing project maps inclusive playgrounds — fun and safe for all — across the country.

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This Is Your Brain. This Is Your Brain On Music

September 10, 2014 - 4:28pm

A new study suggests that learning to play a musical instrument helps improve the brain's ability to process language. That means music lessons could give kids from low-income communities a big boost.

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Built In Better Times, University Labs Now Lack Research Funding

September 10, 2014 - 5:03am

When the National Institutes of Health budget doubled, some schools scrambled to build new laboratory buildings. But the funding has declined, leaving institutions struggling to pay for the buildings.

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Q&A: One Student's Educational Saga In New Orleans

September 9, 2014 - 7:45am

A high school senior looks back on five schools pre- and post-Katrina.

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NCAA Lifts Penn State's Postseason Ban, Restores Scholarships

September 9, 2014 - 2:27am

Penn State football got out from under the most severe on-field sanctions imposed on it two years ago over the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal. The NCAA made the surprise announcement on Monday.

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Harvard To Get $350 Million Gift From Hong Kong Group

September 8, 2014 - 11:22am

The School of Public Health will be renamed in honor of H.T. Chan, whose son, a longtime university benefactor, received two degrees from Harvard in the 1970s.

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The Start Of School Is Not The Only Risky Time For Campus Rape

September 8, 2014 - 3:24am

It's sometimes called "the red zone" — the first few weeks of college, when freshmen women are more vulnerable to sexual assault. But researchers say it's more complicated than that.

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Harvard Receives Largest-Ever Donation

September 8, 2014 - 1:27am

The $350 million gift pledged to Harvard University's School of Public Health will help bolster research in several key areas including global pandemics, officials said.

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Q&A: Dana Goldstein, Author, 'The Teacher Wars'

September 6, 2014 - 8:43am

Testing, tenure, pay, standards, business influence, poverty and inequality — the big education issues have been with us a long time, according to a new book.

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Florida Polytechnic Library Goes Book-Free

September 6, 2014 - 7:50am

A university library without books? What is higher education coming to? NPR's Scott Simon talks to Kathryn Miller at Florida Polytechnic University about the school's new bookless library.

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Lights, Camera, College? Goucher College Introduces Video Applications

September 5, 2014 - 12:38pm

Soon Goucher's admissions office will plow through thousands of essays, recommendations — and, for the first time, video applications.

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These Kids Grew Up With The Woods As Their Only Classroom

September 4, 2014 - 6:49pm

Ben Hewitt's sons do not follow standardized curriculum; there are no tests or grades. He is a member of the "unschooling" movement.

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The Myth Of The Superstar Superintendent?

September 4, 2014 - 9:16am

Superintendents make almost no difference when it comes to student success, according to a new report.

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