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Los Angeles Schools Shut Down After LAUSD Workers Launch 3-Day Strike

Published 03/22/2023 12:02 AM

The work stoppage began early Tuesday morning with a picket line at a district bus yard.

Florida Will Review Social Studies Textbooks for ‘Prohibited Topics’

Published 03/20/2023 04:07 PM

Behind the scenes, one publisher went to great lengths to avoid mentions of race, even in the story of Rosa Parks.

At Wellesley College, Students Vote to Admit Trans Men

Published 03/16/2023 05:00 PM

Students supported a nonbinding referendum on Tuesday that calls for opening admission to all nonbinary and transgender applicants. Opponents say the school’s mission is to educate women.

Fulbright-Hays Fellowship Rule Penalizes Native Language Speakers

Published 03/16/2023 02:58 AM

An Education Department regulation penalizes Fulbright-Hays applicants if they grew up speaking the language of their proposed country for research. Lawsuits have followed.

Parents of L.S.U. Student Who Died After Hazing Awarded $6.1 Million

Published 03/13/2023 11:31 AM

Maxwell Gruver, 18, died in 2017 after a fraternity event in which pledges were forced to chug alcohol. His parents said the jury’s verdict was a significant step in their goal to end hazing.

UPenn Accuses a Professor of Racist Statements. Should She Be Fired?

Published 03/18/2023 02:45 AM

Amy Wax and free speech groups say the university is trampling on her academic freedom. Students ask whether her speech deserves to be protected.

Parents of L.S.U. Student Who Died After Hazing Awarded $6.1 Million

Published 03/13/2023 11:31 AM

Maxwell Gruver, 18, died in 2017 after a fraternity event in which pledges were forced to chug alcohol. His parents said the jury’s verdict was a significant step in their goal to end hazing.

School District Sued Over Handling of Student’s Pledge of Allegiance Protest

Published 03/11/2023 10:13 PM

A South Carolina high school teacher shoved a student against a wall after the teenager refused to stop for the pledge on her way to class, according to a federal lawsuit.

What to Know About Tenure and Free Speech Protections

Published 03/13/2023 04:02 PM

A conflict over a law professor at the University of Pennsylvania has stirred questions about what tenure means.

Colleges Have Been a Small-Town Lifeline. What Happens as They Shrink?

Published 03/15/2023 10:04 PM

Declining student enrollment is hitting the rural areas that rely on universities. They’re trying to adapt to survive.

College in Idaho Removes Abortion Artwork, Citing State Law

Published 03/20/2023 03:03 PM

Six works in a Lewis-Clark exhibition about health care were perceived to run afoul of a law that prohibits the use of state funds to “promote abortion” or “counsel in favor of abortion.”

Valparaiso Plans to Sell Georgia O’Keeffe Painting to Fix Dorms

Published 03/10/2023 07:26 PM

In the face of declining enrollment, Valparaiso University in Indiana wants to raise money to renovate two dormitories by selling treasures from its art museum. Not everyone is on board.

How Public Money Goes to Support a Hasidic Village’s Private Schools

Published 02/20/2023 07:16 PM

Created for a New York Hasidic group in 1989, the Kiryas Joel Village Union Free School District has directed millions of dollars to the community’s network of private schools.

The Rise of the Active Shooter Defense Industry

Published 02/17/2023 09:51 PM

More companies are promising to protect children or employees against gun violence. But the industry is largely unregulated and unproven.

Who’s Afraid of Black History?

Published 02/21/2023 01:38 AM

Ron DeSantis should be careful of the company he keeps.

Do Law Schools Need the LSAT? Here’s How to Understand the Debate.

Published 02/17/2023 09:06 PM

One part of the American Bar Association is trying to drop the test requirement for law schools, while another has voted to retain it — and both sides say diversity is the reason.

DeSantis May Have Been Right

Published 02/18/2023 03:02 AM

The College Board amended its original plan for an A.P. African American studies course. It was probably for the best.

Michigan State Professor Was Teaching Class When Gunman Started Shooting

Published 02/17/2023 02:41 AM

A professor recalls: “It looked like a robot, not someone human, covered with a mask and a cap.”

The College Board’s Rocky Path, Through Florida, to the A.P. Black Studies Course

Published 02/13/2023 08:20 PM

The nonprofit met with Governor DeSantis’s state officials, who asked whether the course was “trying to advance Black Panther thinking.”

Before Michigan State Shooting, Some Students Survived Sandy Hook and Oxford

Published 02/15/2023 05:17 PM

The gunfire on Monday night left three dead and five critically injured. For some students, the familiar rituals of sorrow, anger and disbelief were playing out again.

DeSantis’s Latest Target: A Small College of ‘Free Thinkers’

Published 02/14/2023 04:24 PM

Gov. Ron DeSantis’s plan to transform New College of Florida into a beacon of conservatism has left students and faculty members at the tight-knit, progressive school reeling.

After Adriana Kuch’s Suicide, a New Jersey Community Grapples With Bullying

Published 02/14/2023 01:18 AM

Amid grief and outrage over the death of Adriana Kuch, 14, students have mounted protests, and a schools superintendent has resigned.

In Post-Roe World, These Conservatives Embrace New Benefits for Parents

Published 02/14/2023 08:06 PM

Some conservative thinkers are pushing Republicans to move on from Reagan-era family policy and send cash to families. A few lawmakers are listening.

The Road to a Supreme Court Clerkship Starts at Three Ivy League Colleges

Published 02/06/2023 10:28 PM

The chances of obtaining a coveted clerkship, a new study found, increase sharply with undergraduate degrees from Harvard, Yale or Princeton.

The N.C.A.A. Once Eschewed Las Vegas. Times, and Prospects, Have Changed.

Published 03/23/2023 04:01 AM

Las Vegas will host a men’s basketball regional this week, the men’s Final Four in 2028 and numerous other college championships — all prompted by changes in how the N.C.A.A. has viewed the city.

Search Underway for Denver Student Who Shot 2 School Administrators, Police Say

Published 03/23/2023 03:43 AM

The 17-year-old had been under a safety plan that required he be searched before entering the school.

Politicians Keep A Low Profile on L.A. School Strikes

Published 03/22/2023 07:09 PM

The mayor of Los Angeles, Karen Bass, has avoided taking sides over the three-day Los Angeles Unified School District strike, and California’s governor, Gavin Newsom, has not intervened.

In Chicago Mayor’s Race, Brandon Johnson Rises With Union Support

Published 03/23/2023 04:39 AM

Brandon Johnson, a county commissioner who once taught in struggling neighborhoods, soared in the polls after an endorsement and donations from the Chicago Teachers Union.

LAUSD Strike Highlights the Growing Challenges of Los Angeles Life

Published 03/23/2023 02:06 AM

Both parents and the striking school district employees are on the same side of the economic divide in one of the nation’s most expensive cities.

What You Can Do With a Neuroscience Degree and How to Get One

Published 03/22/2023 04:30 PM

With just an undergraduate degree, career opportunities include research, pharmaceutical sales, public policy and health care.

Showing Commitment Is Key When Applying to Medical School

Published 03/21/2023 01:26 PM

Make sure a commitment to medicine is evident in every phase of the medical school application process.

Tips for Parents of Law School Applicants

Published 03/20/2023 02:32 PM

Here are four ways to support a child in pursuit of a legal career.

MCAT Prep: 5 Reasons Psychology and Sociology Courses Can Help

Published 03/14/2023 12:29 PM

Psychology and sociology coursework can prepare you for the MCAT and a career in medicine.

Jobs You Can Do With a Science Ph.D., Beyond Academia

Published 03/13/2023 08:46 PM

Policy analyst and museum educator are among jobs outside higher education for people with a Ph.D. in a science field.

What to Do if Your LSAT Practice Score Is Stuck

Published 03/13/2023 01:58 PM

These five tips can help you handle a time during LSAT prep when your score shows no improvement.

How to Choose an MBA Concentration

Published 03/02/2023 03:08 PM

From asset management to data analytics, a specialty can signal expertise to prospective employers.

Combined M.D.-J.D. Degrees: What to Know

Published 02/28/2023 05:18 PM

This grueling academic path takes six years, and experts say finishing is more about a committed work ethic than intelligence.

How to Find the Right Business School

Published 02/24/2023 06:48 PM

Beyond factors such as cost and degree program format, ask yourself critical questions about your professional goals.

M.D.-Ph.D. Programs Fuse Medicine and Research

Published 02/23/2023 04:20 PM

Students who earn these two degrees often find jobs as research scientists on medical school faculties.

Law School Students With Disabilities: What to Know

Published 02/17/2023 02:14 PM

Know your legal rights, identify who can help you advocate for yourself, and seek accommodations early, experts advise.

How to Maintain a Relationship During Law School

Published 02/13/2023 02:45 PM

As you transition to law school, don’t lose sight of what’s most important.

Accepted to Multiple Medical Schools? 6 Factors to Weigh

Published 02/07/2023 04:44 PM

Career goals, curriculum, comfort level and cost are important to consider before making a final decision.

Finding Internships in Places Where Your Field Is Dominant

Published 02/01/2023 08:53 PM

College students can look for summer employment where jobs in their chosen career field are abundant.

How Future Private Sector Lawyers Can Present Themselves to Law Schools

Published 01/30/2023 02:28 PM

Applicants should research potential career paths and not shy away from expressing interest in the private practice of law.

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Published 01/27/2023 03:03 PM

Consider Instructional Styles When Choosing an MBA Program

Published 01/26/2023 09:18 PM

Understanding how you will be taught is an important factor when deciding which business school to attend.

Most Common Reasons Medical School Applicants Get Rejected

Published 01/26/2023 02:12 PM

Indicating a lack of commitment to medicine is one way to earn a thumbs-down from the admissions committee.

What to Do After You Submit Law School Applications

Published 01/17/2023 02:28 PM

Key post-application tasks include applying for financial aid and attending informational sessions.

6 Tips to Ace a Medical School Interview

Published 01/11/2023 04:12 PM

Be prepared, confident, polite and on time.

Taking a Gap Year Before Medical School: Pros and Cons

Published 01/05/2023 05:44 PM

Aspiring doctors should consider the possible benefits and drawbacks of delaying medical school.

Getting an LL.M. Degree: What to Know

Published 12/28/2022 08:18 PM

This legal education, typically one year, is popular among foreign lawyers who want to practice in the U.S.

Federal Student Loan Delinquency and Default: What to Know

Published 12/27/2022 02:41 PM

Ignorance and denial about your loan situation will get you in trouble, experts say.

Why Some College Writing Professors Are Ditching Traditional Grading

Published 12/22/2022 02:44 PM

Labor-based grading aims to reduce stress and increase equity, particularly for first-year students in writing courses.

Volunteering in Underserved Communities: What Premeds Should Know

Published 12/07/2022 02:25 PM

Premeds should consider serving in these environments to gain hands-on clinical experience.

Medical Schools Teach Value of Patient-Doctor Relationships

Published 11/09/2022 04:07 PM

Clinical experiences and medical school coursework can enhance your rapport with patients as a future physician.

6 Questions to Ask Your Premed Adviser

Published 11/02/2022 05:07 PM

Being prepared for your first meeting is the initial step in building a relationship with this important advocate.

How Employers View an Associate Degree

Published 10/27/2022 03:20 PM

Associate-degree holders, despite typically earning less than those with a bachelor's degree, can get good-paying jobs.

FERPA: What Parents of College Students Should Know

Published 10/24/2022 02:36 PM

Federal law gives your child in college control over who sees their educational information.

5 Key Characteristics of Successful Medical School Applicants

Published 10/18/2022 02:20 PM

Start building your communication skills and practice being present while still an undergraduate student.

The COVID Student Loan Repayment Pause Is Ending: What Borrowers Should Do Now

Published 10/06/2022 06:09 PM

Federal student loan borrowers should prepare now to resume payments in January 2023, experts advise.

How Colleges Are Making Study Abroad Programs More Accessible

Published 10/03/2022 05:35 PM

Barriers to studying abroad in college range from cost and family concerns to limited course flexibility.

A Guide to Federal Student Loan Counseling

Published 09/07/2022 02:06 PM

Entrance and exit counseling are mandatory, and your school may have other requirements.

5 Helpful Proverbs to Guide SAT, ACT Prep

Published 09/01/2022 03:27 PM

These familiar, time-honored sayings can be applied to preparation for college admissions exams.

Grad PLUS Loans: Everything You Need to Know

Published 08/17/2022 08:32 PM

There are benefits and trade-offs to these federal student loans for graduate or professional school.

3 Ways to Succeed in AP Courses

Published 08/17/2022 02:39 PM

If you begin to struggle academically in an Advanced Placement class, there are ways to turn your grade around.

How Important Are SAT, ACT Scores in College Admissions?

Published 08/16/2022 05:20 PM

Many colleges' testing policies have changed. Here's what that means for you as an applicant.

Start Planning for 4+1 Master's Program Admissions in High School

Published 08/11/2022 03:41 PM

It's wise to research five-year accelerated degree programs before beginning college.

Living-Learning Communities: What to Know

Published 08/10/2022 09:39 PM

Students live and take classes with peers who share a similar academic interest, identity or hobby.

Tribal Colleges and Universities: What to Know

Published 08/08/2022 08:00 PM

TCUs offer a low-cost, culturally inclusive education predominantly for American Indian and Alaska Native students.

Where 12 Famous Journalists Went to Journalism School

Published 08/04/2022 04:17 PM

These noteworthy print and broadcast journalists have been honing their reporting skills since their college days.

Emailing Your College Professor: Do's and Don'ts

Published 07/26/2022 04:57 PM

Clarity and formality are key to effective messaging with college instructors, experts say.

How to Get Into the College Classes You Need

Published 07/22/2022 02:17 PM

Students can take proactive steps to increase their chances of getting into popular courses.

How to Master Needed College Writing Skills

Published 07/18/2022 02:07 PM

Students will likely find themselves writing more often when they start college. Here are some tips to prepare.

Time Management Tips for College-Bound High School Students

Published 07/14/2022 02:18 PM

Here are seven tips to help you learn how to skillfully budget your time before heading off to college.

What Students With Mental Health Challenges Should Consider in the College Search

Published 07/12/2022 02:27 PM

Know your mental health needs, what your prospective college offers and whether it's a good fit.

Tips for Starting the College Search

Published 07/08/2022 06:00 PM

From planning early to seeking out scholarships, these seven tips will help you find a good college fit.

7 Guidelines for College Student-Professor Interactions

Published 07/05/2022 02:48 PM

Office hours aren't just for students who are struggling.

How College Clubs Can Lead to Careers

Published 05/12/2022 02:15 PM

Extracurricular activities can have as much impact as your major on your post-college job.

Signs of Colleges on the Rise: What to Watch

Published 05/11/2022 03:26 PM

Diverse achievements, equity and focus on student success are key factors, experts say.

9 Steps to Take After Selecting a College

Published 05/04/2022 03:04 PM

Experts advise high school students to build connections with peers, practice life skills and finish out the school year strong.

College Enrollment Caps: What to Know

Published 04/27/2022 02:36 PM

Schools implement limits on enrollment to meet physical space requirements or uphold faculty-to-student ratios.

How to Decide if a 2-Year Law School Program Is a Good Fit

Published 04/21/2022 03:05 PM

There are advantages and drawbacks to accelerated degree programs that knock a year off your time in law school.

What Is a Good PSAT Score?

Published 04/11/2022 03:52 PM

High marks on the PSAT can open doors for college scholarships and Advanced Placement classes.

Resources for College Students Facing Housing Insecurity

Published 04/06/2022 09:58 PM

Colleges are establishing basic needs hubs, affordable housing options and safe parking programs.

How to Navigate College as a Neurodivergent Student

Published 04/05/2022 08:45 PM

Neurodivergent students can access academic, independent living, social and mental health resources at some schools.

How Colleges Are Addressing Food Insecurity

Published 03/16/2022 01:35 PM

Food pantries and meal swipe donations are some of the ways colleges are confronting food insecurity on campus.

Should Kids Get Homework?

Published 03/11/2022 02:34 PM

Homework gives elementary students a way to practice concepts, but too much can be harmful, experts say.

Prison Education Programs: What to Know

Published 03/08/2022 03:31 PM

Prison education programs lower recidivism rates and increase employment opportunities post-release.

What to Know About 'Grow Your Own' Teacher Programs

Published 03/02/2022 08:08 PM

Recruiting teachers locally can ease staffing shortages and increase workforce diversity.

10 Job Search Tips for College Seniors

Published 02/16/2022 03:12 PM

Students can look to their college's career center for help with resumes, interviews and negotiations.

The SAT is Changing: Here's What to Know

Published 02/07/2022 02:52 PM

SAT changes include a new digital format, shorter test time and an embedded graphing calculator.

Support for Parents Attending College: What to Know

Published 01/24/2022 03:09 PM

Child care costs, time constraints and financial insecurity can hinder a parent's ability to finish college.

2022 U.S. News Best Online Programs Rankings

Published 01/12/2022 07:12 PM

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Hybrid Classes in College: What to Know

Published 12/13/2021 05:44 PM

As higher education adapts to fit students' needs during COVID-19, more schools offer hybrid learning options.

What You Need to Know About Google Career Certificates

Published 05/03/2021 10:12 PM

Google Career Certificates could help you prepare for a tech sector job.

Agile Scrum: What Scrum Is and How it Works

Published 04/20/2021 10:19 PM

Teams and organizations can thrive with an Agile Scrum approach.

What You Need to Know About Agile Methodologies

Published 03/22/2021 02:56 PM

Agile methods can transform the way you work.

Everything You Need to Know About Tableau Certification

Published 03/11/2021 07:46 PM

Certifications can demonstrate your knowledge of Tableau software and might help you land a job or a raise.

Everything You Need to Know About Cisco Certifications and Learning Paths

Published 02/26/2021 09:10 PM

A Cisco certification can help you become more skilled and marketable in your technical career.

How to Start Learning React: A U.S. News Guide

Published 02/23/2021 07:22 PM

If you’re considering learning React and JavaScript, this guide can help you get started.

Everything You Need to Know About Six Sigma Certifications: A U.S. News Guide

Published 02/12/2021 10:34 PM

Earning a Six Sigma certification can boost your problem-solving skills.

Free and Paid Online Resources to Start Learning HTML and CSS

Published 02/09/2021 02:54 PM

Learn HTML and CSS online for free, and use them to create webpages or move up in your career.

Everything You Need to Know About AWS Certifications: A U.S. News Guide

Published 12/29/2020 08:18 PM

An AWS certification could help you advance, depending on your job.

What You Need to Know About CRM Software Training and Certification: A U.S. News Guide

Published 12/29/2020 06:03 PM

CRM training and certification are increasingly in demand. Here’s why and how to become certified.

What You Need to Know About the Google IT Support Professional Certificate

Published 12/29/2020 05:35 PM

Learn how the Google IT Support certificate can launch your IT career.

PMP Certifications: What You Need to Know to Succeed – A U.S. News Guide

Published 12/23/2020 06:55 PM

The exam is tough, even for experienced project managers.

IBM Data Science Professional Certificate: A U.S. News Guide

Published 12/21/2020 09:50 PM

An IBM Data Science Professional Certificate can put you on the path to working in data science.

How to Learn French: A U.S. News Guide

Published 12/21/2020 07:55 PM

Learn French to improve your communication skills and cultural knowledge.

How to Start Learning Java: A U.S. News Guide

Published 12/18/2020 07:56 PM

Learning Java can help aspiring developers understand the foundations of programming because of the language’s wide usage and functionality.

How to Learn Russian : A U.S. News Guide

Published 12/16/2020 08:42 PM

Russian ranks as a difficult language to learn for English speakers, but immersing yourself can be a big help.

What to Know About Pluralsight

Published 12/15/2020 08:35 PM

Pluralsight users can improve their tech skills and workflow through video courses, assessments and analytics.

Cybersecurity Certifications – What You Need to Know: A U.S. News Guide

Published 12/15/2020 05:28 PM

Take a look at popular cybersecurity certifications and their requirements.

Scrum Master Certification: Everything You Need to Know

Published 12/11/2020 10:07 PM

Get a Scrum master certification to broaden your professional opportunities.

A Beginner’s Guide to Social Media Marketing: A U.S. News Guide

Published 12/09/2020 09:25 PM

Learn social media marketing to build your online presence.

How I Learned R: A U.S. News Guide

Published 12/09/2020 03:38 PM

Learn R by solving problems.

How to Learn to Code: A U.S. News Guide

Published 12/09/2020 02:26 PM

Learn to code online using courses, practice lessons, community guidance and a lot of tinkering.

Learn Japanese: A U.S. News Guide

Published 12/07/2020 06:09 PM

Start learning Japanese today with these tips.

How I Learned C#: A U.S. News Guide

Published 12/04/2020 02:35 PM

You can build almost anything after you learn C#. But first, pick a manageable task and tackle it head-on.

How to Learn Python: A U.S. News Guide

Published 11/23/2020 07:04 PM

If you want to learn Python, a number of free or low-cost resources can help you get started.

Learn German: A U.S. News Guide

Published 11/23/2020 02:58 PM

Here’s a beginner’s guide on how to learn German.

What Data Analysis Is and the Skills Needed to Succeed

Published 11/23/2020 01:51 PM

Use the tools and techniques of data analysis to make sense of mountains of information.

What to Know About Udacity

Published 11/20/2020 05:41 PM

Udacity’s courses and nanodegree programs focus on technology and innovation.

What Data Visualization Is and How to Get Started In This Field

Published 11/17/2020 04:29 PM

You don’t need a data science or business analysis degree to learn data visualization.

How to Get a Microsoft Office Certification: A U.S. News Guide

Published 11/13/2020 09:25 PM

A Microsoft Office Certification tells employers that you’re skilled at using Microsoft applications.

Learn Statistics to Unlock Data and Analytics Career Opportunities

Published 11/13/2020 05:34 PM

There are many ways to learn statistics for data and analytics careers.

What to Know About LinkedIn Learning

Published 11/12/2020 05:12 PM

LinkedIn Learning users can take video-based courses to learn in-demand job skills.

How to Start Learning C++: A U.S. News Guide

Published 11/11/2020 02:45 PM

A wealth of resources can help you learn C++, one of the most popular programming languages.

What Business Analytics Is and How to Get Started in This Field

Published 11/10/2020 04:41 PM

Learning business analytics could help you make better decisions for your business.

Best Practices of State Bullying Policies

Published 12/16/2010 10:22 PM

Secretary Duncan issued a technical assistance memo highlighting key components of strong state bullying laws and policies.

New Board Members for Postsecondary Improvement Fund

Published 12/13/2010 03:27 PM

Secretary Duncan announced 13 new board members for the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE).

International Student Assessment

Published 12/07/2010 06:15 PM

"Being average in reading and science—and below average in math—is not nearly good enough," Secretary Duncan said in response to results from the Program for International Student Assessment.

Passage of the Child Nutrition Bill

Published 12/03/2010 11:52 AM

The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act will "help schools fight our country's childhood obesity epidemic and give students access to the nutritional food they need to help them learn," Secretary Duncan said.

Grants to Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions

Published 11/23/2010 02:24 PM

ED announced grants to higher education institutions that serve Asian American and Pacific Islander students.

Assessment Board Members Named

Published 11/17/2010 04:09 PM

Secretary Duncan named six members of the National Assessment Governing Board, which oversees the Nation's Report Card.

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Amid teacher shortages, Mississippi embraces a movement to grow their own

Published 03/22/2023 08:56 PM

To address chronic teacher shortages, school districts across the country are creating residency programs to better recruit and train new teachers. One program in Jackson, Miss., is already paying off.

A body is found near the car of a Denver high school shooting suspect

Published 03/22/2023 06:33 PM

Local authorities said a body was found Wednesday night near the vehicle of the student who was accused in the shootings of two administrators 11069of the Colorado high school that he attended.

Garbology is the study of trash. This is why students love it

Published 03/22/2023 10:01 AM

A professor lends worms to students, takes them to sewage processing plants and encourages them to answer their own questions about garbage. Sometimes, they even make a career out of it.

For a 2nd day, a union strike will keep some LA students out of classrooms

Published 03/22/2023 09:13 AM

Hundreds of thousands of students are out of school in Los Angeles. The union representing school support staff began a three-day strike on Tuesday.

What we do (and don't) know about teacher shortages, and what can be done about them

Published 03/22/2023 09:00 AM

Limited national data suggest teachers are plentiful, but many districts that serve some of the most vulnerable students would beg to differ.

The Los Angeles schools superintendent discusses the labor strike

Published 03/21/2023 08:23 PM

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Alberto Carvalho, superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District, after union workers began a three-day strike.

Hundreds of thousands of students stayed home as a labor strike starts in LA

Published 03/21/2023 08:23 PM

The union representing bus drivers and other support staff for the Los Angeles Unified School District begin a three-day strike. The teachers union plans to walk out in support.

Can moderates survive state politics? In Montana, they may be going extinct

Published 03/21/2023 09:10 AM

Across the country, parties are consolidating political power in states and squeezing out the moderate middle. In Montana, that squeeze is changing political representation and whose voice counts.

Morning news brief

Published 03/21/2023 09:10 AM

GOP lawmakers largely back ex-President Trump ahead of his possible arrest. Staff of the Los Angeles Unified School District plan a walkout. Silicon Valley Bank casts a shadow over the Fed meeting.

Demonstrations, protests mark first day of LA school strike

Published 03/21/2023 09:01 AM

Support staff in the nation's second-largest school district walked out over stalled contract negotiations. Teachers joined them in support.

Yes, you can take a college course on raising lambs

Published 03/20/2023 08:21 PM

At the University of Maryland, students learn the business and science of raising lambs through the popular Sheep Management class.

In 'The Teachers,' passion motivates, even as conditions grow worse for educators

Published 03/20/2023 01:02 PM

Alexandra Robbins illuminates how teachers, who shape our future, live a constant battle against financial pressure, entitled parents, politicians, and the educational system at the local level.

A Florida professor says his contract was terminated for teaching about racial justice

Published 03/18/2023 08:51 PM

A longtime English professor at Palm Beach Atlantic University says his "decision to teach and speak about racial justice" led to a parent complaining and the university terminating his contract.

With gun control far from sight, schools redesign for student safety

Published 03/17/2023 01:14 PM

In the wake of ongoing school shootings, architects are designing schools to minimize risk and increase student connection.

6 early entries we love from the 2023 NPR Student Podcast Challenge

Published 03/17/2023 12:59 AM

Listen to these podcasts from middle and high school students, selected from entries submitted on or before March 3.

NTSB: Pilot error in crash killing diet guru Gwen Shamblin

Published 03/22/2023 10:42 PM

Colorado dentist killed his wife by poisoning her protein shakes in order to start a new life with his mistress, police say

Published 03/21/2023 02:13 PM

'Wheel of Fortune' host Pat Sajak tackles contestant in bizarre moment that has fans puzzled

Published 03/22/2023 01:04 PM

'Don't Say Gay' lawmaker pleads guilty to COVID relief fraud

Published 03/21/2023 10:48 PM

A Journalist Believes He Was Banned From Midjourney After His AI Images Of Donald Trump Getting Arrested Went Viral

Published 03/22/2023 03:15 PM

When My Dad Got Cancer, I Kept Asking, 'Why Him?' His 3-Word Response Floored Me.

Published 03/21/2023 12:30 PM

GM to stop making the Camaro but a successor may be in works

Published 03/22/2023 05:44 PM

Teen mobs clash in wild San Francisco mall brawl

Published 03/21/2023 05:20 PM

Gwyneth Paltrow ski collision trial: Witness said the movie star crashed into the man suing her 'very hard' and 'directly in the back'

Published 03/22/2023 01:55 AM

War on gangs forges new El Salvador. But the price is steep.

Published 03/22/2023 04:54 PM

Florida teacher accused of sexual relationship with student had received multiple warnings before

Published 03/23/2023 01:25 AM

Walmart is closing a batch of stores in 2023 — here's the full list

Published 03/22/2023 02:47 PM

GOP leader passes confidence vote after social media uproar

Published 03/21/2023 03:35 PM

'He Betrayed Us': Why Trump's Call to Protest Is Flopping

Published 03/21/2023 08:57 PM

Rapidly spreading fungus already in 28 states presents ‘urgent’ threat, CDC warns

Published 03/21/2023 05:14 PM

MLB plans to announce rules tweaks, week before opening day

Published 03/21/2023 11:12 PM

A retired couple spent 5 years and $180k converting a dilapidated semitrailer into a 'monster' mobile home with a library, spiral staircase, and hot tub. Take a look inside.

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Indiana police say missing teen's parents forced him to wear shirt with demeaning words, are now 'heartbroken'

Published 03/22/2023 01:15 PM

What to know about new research on coffee and heart risks

Published 03/22/2023 09:08 PM

Fox News producer alleges Tucker Carlson's team plastered photos around the office of Nancy Pelosi in a bathing suit 'revealing her cleavage'

Published 03/21/2023 03:01 PM

See How a Wild, Wet Winter Has Transformed California

Published 03/22/2023 07:12 PM

Prosecutors reveal planned Proud Boys witness was informant

Published 03/22/2023 11:24 PM

Donald Trump's fans sent him $1.5 million in 3 days after he falsely claimed that he'd get arrested on Tuesday

Published 03/23/2023 04:15 AM

Russian soldiers stop receiving salaries: complaints coming from all over Russia

Published 03/22/2023 03:53 PM

Slovakia offered US helicopters for giving jets to Ukraine

Published 03/22/2023 11:04 AM

'Baywatch' alum Donna D'Errico fires back after her bikini post on social media was labeled 'raunchy'

Published 03/22/2023 01:47 AM

Oversight panel distances from Gaetz, Greene push to bring Tara Reade for interview

Published 03/23/2023 01:26 AM

Blac Chyna Dissolved All Of Her Facial Fillers, And The Results Are Dramatic

Published 03/22/2023 07:15 PM

Vladimir Putin’s health may be disintegrating and it should terrify us all

Published 03/21/2023 04:09 PM

The Las Vegas mansion where Siegfried and Roy lived with their lions and tigers is under contract. The new owners say they want to turn it into a shrine.

Published 03/22/2023 03:34 AM

2 employees of town near planned Ford truck plant indicted

Published 03/22/2023 08:00 PM

Joe Scarborough Sums Up Donald Trump's State Of Mind With 4 Blunt Words

Published 03/22/2023 01:04 PM

Houston teen accused of paralyzing woman in 'jugging' robbery has $200,000 bond cut in half

Published 03/23/2023 02:35 AM

Arkansas restricts school bathroom use by transgender people

Published 03/22/2023 02:25 AM

Anti-porn bills in 8 states could force device makers to censor sexual material

Published 03/21/2023 11:10 PM

Nick Cannon, dad of 12, reveals one woman he wishes would have had his baby

Published 03/22/2023 07:36 PM

A look at the uranium-based ammo the UK will send to Ukraine

Published 03/23/2023 04:05 AM

America’s trans insanity has reached a shocking new low

Published 03/21/2023 03:14 PM

After calling the Russia-Ukraine war a 'territorial dispute,' DeSantis says Putin is a 'war criminal' and 'basically a gas station with a bunch of nuclear weapons'

Published 03/23/2023 12:40 AM

Nuclear contamination testing planned at St. Louis-area park

Published 03/21/2023 04:37 PM

Roaming mobs of teens clash in San Francisco mall brawls as bystanders caught in crosshairs: 'I'm very scared'

Published 03/21/2023 07:07 PM

Startlingly round formation with steep, smooth sides found on seafloor off California

Published 03/22/2023 02:11 PM

Israeli leader halts bill against Christian proselytizing

Published 03/22/2023 11:19 PM

Finland is offering free vacations for people to come and learn how to be happy after being named the happiest country in the world

Published 03/22/2023 04:43 PM

Thirty-five injured after high winds topple ship over in dry dock

Published 03/22/2023 07:28 PM

Judge halts Wyoming abortion ban days after it took effect

Published 03/22/2023 05:09 AM

Everyone is shocked, from Washington to Moscow. Two main consequences of the arrest warrant for Putin

Published 03/22/2023 01:54 PM

Florida couple ‘terrorized’ and shot by ‘mob’ blocking road for illegal race, cops say

Published 03/22/2023 11:32 AM

Brian Dutcher's Aztecs meeting March Madness expectations

Published 03/22/2023 10:48 PM

Xi and Putin release joint statement on Ukraine

Published 03/21/2023 11:05 PM

Ruth Perry: Schools cut Ofsted references in tribute

Published 03/22/2023 06:13 PM

Head teachers take action "in solidarity" with Ruth Parry, who killed herself after an inspection.

University of Manchester: Rent strike students evicted by bailiffs

Published 03/22/2023 01:18 PM

The University of Manchester says it has no choice but to remove those "illegally occupying" rooms.

Irish parents spared cost of children's books

Published 03/22/2023 01:22 PM

Primary and special schools will get €96 (£84) for each pupil to cover costs for textbooks and workbooks.

Terri White: How I fear for the 'ghost children' missing from school

Published 03/22/2023 12:49 AM

The journalist and broadcaster has been investigating why 140,000 children are "severely absent" from school.

'I did not send my child to university to die'

Published 03/19/2023 06:48 PM

The mother of Edinburgh student Romy Ulvestad calls for universities to have a legal duty of care.

Teachers' strikes in England paused for talks

Published 03/17/2023 03:10 PM

Talks between the government and unions will focus on teacher pay, conditions and workload reduction.

What are university staff strikes about?

Published 03/20/2023 08:48 AM

More than 70,000 university staff are taking part in the strikes, says their union, the UCU.

How do Ofsted inspections work, and why are outstanding schools downgraded?

Published 03/21/2023 04:03 PM

The death of head teacher Ruth Perry has highlighted the pressure Ofsted inspections can put on schools.

The struggle to find a home in a picture-postcard village

Published 03/22/2023 06:14 AM

Some people have spent years trying to find an affordable property in part of the Scottish Highlands.

Free childcare: Is Jeremy Hunt's Budget promise feasible?

Published 03/18/2023 12:32 AM

The government announced an expansion of free childcare in the Budget - but will it actually work?

Teachers' strikes: What are their demands?

Published 03/17/2023 04:42 PM

Strike action across the UK is currently suspended, with talks underway in England to resolve the dispute there.

New TV series boosts portrayal of black families

Published 03/19/2023 08:18 AM

A black British family has made a TV series based on their self-published book about boosting diversity.

Hunt: If you want to work, we want to help you

Published 03/15/2023 06:42 PM

The chancellor says his first Budget has "nearly five times more help" for parents to help with child care costs.

The teenager keeping classic cars on the road

Published 03/13/2023 06:17 AM

Luke Henshaw, 19, has been nominated for a national tourism award for his work at a classic car museum.

Send: Special educational needs improvements 'complex', says Gillian Keegan

Published 03/02/2023 12:31 AM

Families feel they have been battling the system for too long, the education secretary says.

Why people are turning to social media for ADHD and autism 'diagnosis'

Published 02/10/2023 10:38 AM

Experts warn only an official diagnosis can give people access to the appropriate help and treatment.

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