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Meet The Squirrel Whisperer Of Happy Valley

7 hours 1 min ago

A squirrel at Penn State University has become a social media sensation. Emily Reddy of WPSU reports that undergraduate student Mary Krupa discovered the squirrels on campus were so tame that they'd eat from her hand, soon putting hats on them and even setting up a Facebook page, which now has more "likes" than the school's mascot.

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The LA School iPad Scandal: What You Need To Know

19 hours 38 min ago

The Los Angeles Unified School District has shut down a half-a-billion-dollar deal with Apple and Pearson to provide classroom technology. Here's what happened.

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Is Google's Free Software A Good Deal For Educators?

August 26, 2014 - 8:03am

The tech giant launches new tools for teachers.

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Student Activists Keep Pressure On Campus Sexual Assault

August 26, 2014 - 4:59am

More than 70 colleges are under investigation for how they've handled sexual assaults. The current attention to campus sexual assault has been driven largely by student activists using social media.

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Turnitin And The Debate Over Anti-Plagiarism Software

August 25, 2014 - 5:39pm

One company and its algorithms are changing the way America's schools handle classroom ethics.

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Pediatricians Say School Should Start Later For Teens' Health

August 25, 2014 - 1:18pm

The science is clear that teenagers need more than eight hours of sleep a night. The nation's pediatricians say school districts need to buck up and change schedules to let kids sleep later.

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University Tackles Sexual Assault Before The Parties Start

August 24, 2014 - 7:54am

Students entering the University of New Hampshire will be required to complete an online seminar about sexual assault and are urged to talk with their parents about it before arriving on campus.

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Budget Cuts Threaten A Unique Alabama Prison Education Program

August 23, 2014 - 5:37am

The state has some of the country's most overcrowded — and troubled — prisons. Alabama is also home to a thriving life skills program that prison officials are fighting to save from budget slashes.

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A Picture Of Language: The Fading Art Of Diagramming Sentences

August 22, 2014 - 7:18am

Once a popular way to teach grammar, the practice of diagramming sentences has fallen out of favor.

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When Living Out Of A Car, It's Hard To Feel At Home

August 22, 2014 - 3:35am

Kris Kalberer and her family lost their house in 2011. Now they live in their car. Kris says she feels guilty for not being able to fix this. But her teenage daughter Erika doesn't blame her mom.

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Notebooks And Pencils And Pens, Cha-Ching!

August 21, 2014 - 7:16am

Our informal survey of what's on those back-to-school shopping lists, and how much it costs to fill kids' backpacks.

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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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