NPR EdNPR Ed

HOW LEARNING HAPPENS

Students arrive at CLA. More than half end up here after being expelled from other schools, usually for fighting, weapons or drugs. LA Johnson/NPR hide caption

itoggle caption LA Johnson/NPR

With the math done, student Kendall Hood works the plasma cutter. Jenny Brundin/Colorado Public Radio hide caption

itoggle caption Jenny Brundin/Colorado Public Radio

President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the ESEA in 1965 with Kate Deadrich Loney, his first schoolteacher. Yoichi Okamoto/LBJ Presidential Library hide caption

itoggle caption Yoichi Okamoto/LBJ Presidential Library

Student Raul Ramos goes through his online homework during a session of a massive open online class, or MOOC, in Madrid, Spain. Andres Kudacki/AP hide caption

itoggle caption Andres Kudacki/AP

Egg babies created by Aaron Warren's ninth-grade students at Orthopaedic Hospital Medical Magnet High School in Los Angeles. Courtesy of Aaron Warren hide caption

itoggle caption Courtesy of Aaron Warren

G.W. Carver Preparatory Academy has enrolled more than 50 unaccompanied minors from Central America. Principal Ben Davis says he's spending an extra $2,500 per student for special education services and instructional software tailored for them. LA Johnson/NPR hide caption

itoggle caption LA Johnson/NPR

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University set out to study how infants use what they already know to motivate future learning. Len Turner, Dave Schmelick and Deirdre Hammer/Johns Hopkins University Office of Communications hide caption

itoggle caption Len Turner, Dave Schmelick and Deirdre Hammer/Johns Hopkins University Office of Communications