Education

  • Education : NPR 1 week 1 day ago
    • There is a lack of schools, teachers, books, uniforms and food.
    • The two collaborated on research, interviewing more than two dozen people dealing with the education of Syrian refugees in Lebanon, Turkey and Jordan.
    • Education International, a global federation of teachers' unions, released the report.
    • In addition they counted 15 philanthropies, such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, IKEA Foundation, Open Society Foundation, and Vitol Foundation. (The Gates Foundation and Open Society Foundation also fund NPR).
    • The authors found that 1 percent of organizations focused resources on social and emotional skills; 5 percent on extracurriculars such as sports; while fully half were focused on providing education technology.
  • Education : NPR 1 week 1 day ago
    • Big City Escapee Is Living In A Mud Hut — And Loving It Girindra Nath Jha was born and raised in the tiny village of Chanka, a settlement in the state of Bihar in northern India, close to the Nepal border.
    • Most young people throughout India dream of having a life like Jha had outside of the village.
    • He writes about village life for city folks.
    • His friends from New Delhi and even ones from abroad are curious to see what kind of life Jha has created for himself in his village.
    • Even more important to Jha is changing the image of village life among his neighbors.
  • Education : NPR 1 week 1 day ago
    • Schools Will Soon Have To Put In Writing If They 'Lunch Shame' Every day in this country students come to school without a way to pay for lunch.
    • Since new legislation out of New Mexico on socalled lunch shaming made headlines we've heard a lot about how schools react.
    • And, some schools will deny students lunch all together.
    • Michael Padilla to write the state law banning schools from shaming children without the ability to pay for meals.
    • Part of the challenge is that students who qualify for free or reduced priced meals through the federal school lunch program, aren't signed up.
  • Education : NPR 1 week 3 days ago
    • What will our dinners look like when temperatures and sea levels rise and water floods our coastal towns and cities?
    • It's a fictional photo essay (based on real scientific data) about a dinner party menu at a time when climate change has significantly altered our diets.
    • Sea levels are rising, causing coastal erosion and flooding and even the disappearance of small islands in the South Pacific.
    • Rising sea levels put coastal cities like New York, where Wist now lives, at a greater risk of flooding.
    • A recent study has suggested that seaweed farming could be a good source of nutrition, as well as help mitigate climate change.
  • Education : NPR 1 week 4 days ago
    • This Week In Education: DeVos Hires; NY Announces Free College And Free Textbooks Greetings and welcome to our weekly roundup of education news from Washington and around the country: U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos made her first official staff announcement this week, with 10 names.
    • Jackson is the author of a book focusing on women who have accused Bill Clinton of sexual harassment and abuse.
    • In a letter sent on Tuesday, DeVos withdrew several policy memos from the previous administration involving consumer protections for student loan borrowers.
    • In her letter, DeVos cited the need to limit the cost to taxpayers of loan servicing.
    • In case you missed it, DeVos is receiving full, 24/7 protective security from the U.S. Marshals Service.
  • Education : NPR 1 week 4 days ago
    • The Uninjured Victims Of The Virginia Tech Shootings This weekend marks 10 years since the deadliest campus shooting in U.S. history, at Virginia Tech.
    • Lisa Hamp walked out of her computer class alive that day, but she carries memories that will never go away.
    • The shooter missed, and the two ducked back inside, giving the class just enough time to barricade the door.
    • He says he received an outpouring of support as he recovered and the chance to reach out to other injured survivors.
    • Virginia Tech spokesman Mark Owczarski says thousands of people were "deeply affected" by the shootings.
  • Education : NPR 1 week 5 days ago
    • Ready Or Not (For Kindergarten), Some Research Says, Enroll Anyway When I was 4 years old, my parents faced a decision.
    • My birthday is in late November, so should they send me to kindergarten as the youngest kid in my class?
    • We were not thinking about redshirting her, but the thought crossed my mind because she was not talking.
    • What seems to be the biggest reason that parents choose to delay their kids' enrollment into kindergarten?
    • In the article, you write that redshirting can even have a financial effect on students — an $80,000 decrease in earnings.
  • Education : NPR 1 week 5 days ago
    • On the morning of April 16, 2007, SeungHui Cho, a student at Virginia Tech, killed 32 students and teachers and wounded 17 others.
    • Jane Vance, an instructor at Virginia Tech, recounts the first day back in the classroom after the tragedy with Lucinda Roy.
    • "I came back into my classroom of 35 and expected maybe five students," Vance says.
    • Vance says Kristen told the class that her friend Caitlin, one of the victims, had been the only other person at Virginia Tech from her "little hometown."
    • After the response of solidarity from the class, Vance says she asked her students, "Is it time for me to teach?"
  • Education : NPR 1 week 6 days ago
    • On The Navajo Nation, Special Ed Students Await Water That Doesn't Stink On the Navajo Nation, kids with the most severe developmental disabilities attend a school called Saint Michael's Association for Special Education.
    • Woodie, who also works at Saint Michael's, says the only problem with the school is its water.
    • More than onethird of the Navajo Nation — which is the size of West Virginia — doesn't have running water.
    • The Navajo Tribal Utility Authority tests the water at Saint Michael's monthly and says it meets national primary drinking water standards.
    • The organization is raising $100,000 to build a water filtration system for Saint Michael's.
  • Education : NPR 1 week 6 days ago
    • Eugene Lang grew up in New York City during the Depression, the son of workingclass immigrants.
    • EUGENE LANG: I suddenly realized that anything I had to say that was ordinary, conventional would be completely out of place, would be completely meaningless.
    • JUAN MARTINEZ: Juan Martinez, foreign service officer with the U.S. State Department.
    • CORNISH: Can you recall anything that Eugene Lang ever told you or something that just stuck with you?
    • CORNISH: That's Juan Martinez, a member of the first class of dreamers whose education was supported by Eugene Lang.