A new report says 52 colleges offer, or plan to offer, some credits based on learning, not just seat time.
When their students are asleep, these teachers are onstage in LA's punk rock scene.
Loud noises, bright lights and crowded spaces can be painful for children with autism. That often means missing out on museums. Some, like Seattle's Pacific Science Center, are addressing the problem.
In his State of the Union address, President Obama mentioned a little-remembered WWII national child care program, holding it up as an example he hopes expanded federal subsidies can emulate.
In his State of the Union address, President Obama referenced a little-remembered, WWII-era federal child care program, holding it up as an example he hopes to emulate with expanded federal subsidies.
Audie Cornish talks to Nicolette Gendron, a member of Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority at the University of Virginia and a writer for the C-Ville Weekly.
Steve Inskeep talks with NPR Ed's Anya Kamenetz about her book, The Test: Why Our Schools Are Obsessed with Standardized Testing — But You Don't Have to Be.
Good news about graduation rates, and more about Obama's plan for making community college free.
President Obama will lay out three main ideas in a State of the Union speech that may echo his first address to Congress in 2009.
A middle-school classroom in Michigan takes on the complicated issue of race and justice in society. The students, all of whom are black, worry what happened to Trayvon Martin could happen to them.
Teachers all over the country are finding ways to talk about the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. In one Washington, D.C., classroom, the lessons about race come alive.
A unique group of college students from California's Salinas Valley — many the children of farmworkers and immigrants — is working toward careers in major tech companies.
After criticism, Duke University allowed its campus chapel tower to be used in a weekly "call to prayer" for the school's Muslim community.
Earlier this week, the university said Muslim students could use the chapel bell tower — but then backtracked after getting threats.
The NCAA has settled a lawsuit with Penn State over sanctions it imposed on the school related to a child abuse scandal involving one of the school's assistant football coaches. Under the settlement, all of Penn State's victories between 1998 and 2011 will be restored and the school will donate $60 million anti-child abuse programs. State officials sued to repeal a consent decree issued in 2012 after the serial abuses of former coach Jerry Sandusky were revealed.
The state's governor signed a bill into law that will require graduates to pass the same civics test given to candidates for U.S. citizenship. Similar measures are being considered in other states.
When the GED Testing Service created a new test in 2014, thousands realized they'd have to start the process over.
A new study finds that the academic disciplines most associated with "geniuses" are also the fields in which women are underrepresented.
Will choice and competition really improve academic quality? A new study out of New Orleans complicates the picture.