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by Anya Kamenetz
February 10, 2016 Virtual reality and other innovations are helping international students and colleges tell if they're a good fit.
There's nothing new under the sun in education. Except when there is. The new NPR Ed series Ideas explores how innovation happens in education.
50 Great Teachers
What is great teaching? Can it be taught? How do good teachers become great ones? Join NPR Ed as we explore these questions, telling the stories of great teachers.
by Cory Turner
February 9, 2016 Author Erika Christakis mounts a spirited defense of a four-letter word that, she says, isn't used nearly enough in early classrooms: play.
This ad from Mountain Dew was one of many to air during Super Bowl 50.
February 8, 2016 A New York City-based program aims to make students into critical media consumers.
by Acacia Squires
February 7, 2016 Here are the tips, tools and calculators that can help make sense of all that debt.
Amelia Westerdale works with physics students during a tutorial session at the University of Colorado Boulder. Westerdale is part of the Learning Assistant Program, tasked with helping to coach and tutor students.
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February 4, 2016 The Learning Assistant Program at the University of Colorado Boulder is producing better science learning from kindergarten through college.
February 3, 2016 "Simplistic or poorly constructed tests," says John King, "just take away from critical learning time."
by Karen Brown
February 2, 2016 Can teaching kids impulse control, self-evaluation and focus actually help them do better in school? Parents are paying top dollar for executive function coaches.
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February 1, 2016 At least six states are switching the rules so students can get diplomas retroactively.
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Sarah Hagan, a young algebra teacher in rural Oklahoma oil country, stays where she is because her students "deserve better."
January 30, 2016 Lessons from our 50 Great Teachers project: Top educators on trust, caring, respect and awakening "something you've never seen before."
Participants in a Georgetown University program for military veterans dine together on campus in Washington, D.C.
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by Eric Westervelt
January 29, 2016 There are growing calls for leading universities as well as community colleges to do more to attract and serve those who served.
January 27, 2016 Many students had complained the new version was too hard. A lower minimum passing score means tens of thousands of students could potentially get their high school equivalency diplomas retroactively.
by Stan Jastrzebski
January 26, 2016 It doesn't matter if they get 3 inches or 3 feet of snow — schools in Indiana can bring students into a virtual classroom if their physical classrooms shut down.
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