October 9, 2015 While people in Oregon are still mourning those lost in a shooting at Umpqua Community College, other school shootings in the United States continue to make headlines. Two separate incidents, one in Texas and another in Arizona occurred this week.
<iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/447236605/447236606" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">
October 9, 2015 NAU Police Chief G.T. Fowler says the shooting stems from a conflict that developed between two groups of students, saying that one of the students "produced a handgun" and opened fire.
October 9, 2015 Many professors are postponing retirement, and colleges say it's hurting their efforts to cut costs.
October 8, 2015 A new study published in the journal Science shows that regular use of a specific math-based iPad app significantly improved math performance in elementary school children.
<iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/446490524/446980282" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">
Now in tenth grade, Mulando is already planning how to negotiate her tuition for 11th grade. She's also trying to figure out how to get to medical school.
Samantha Reinders for NPR
October 8, 2015 Madalitso Mulando needed help. She didn't have the money to pay for her 10th-grade tuition. Then she learned the art of negotiation from the gurus at Harvard Business School.
<iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/446237057/446833328" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">
October 7, 2015 The Native American Program at Dartmouth College is without a leader. College officials removed Susan Taffe Reed as director of the student support program after Native American groups questioned her connection to the community. The controversy reveals the complications of figuring out who can best support Native American students on campus.
<iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/446632586/446632587" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">
"The hardest thing for me was growing up without my mom. She had two jobs and so I spent a lot of time at my aunt's house," says Yasmine San Pedro, 23, in her #15Girls submission.
Courtesy of Yasmine San Pedro
October 7, 2015 We're on a mission to capture the collective experience of being 15 around the world. Will you join us?
Suzane Nazir uses a Princeton Review SAT preparation book to study for the test on March 6, 2014, in Pembroke Pines, Fla.
Joe Raedle/Getty Images
October 7, 2015 In 30 out of 50 cities studied in a wide-ranging new report, the rate is less than 15 percent. But the majority of four-year institutions in the U.S. still require students to take one or the other.
October 5, 2015 Some colleges give big discounts based on family income. Some don't. Play with Planet Money's interactive graphic to see the average price families pay at 1,550 four-year colleges.
XXX caption from Meg.
October 3, 2015 To the three Rs, the schools in the nation's capital have added a fourth: Riding. Bicycles, that is.
<iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/443108414/445490416" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">
President Obama has selected Deputy Education Secretary John B. King Jr. to replace Arne Duncan. King is a former New York state education commissioner.
October 2, 2015 John King Jr. is Arne Duncan's deputy and was New York's education commissioner before heading to Washington. Like the man he's replacing, he's no stranger to controversy.
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan takes the stage at North High School in Des Moines, Iowa, on Sept. 14 to discuss college access and affordability.
October 2, 2015 A list of the major benchmarks of Arne Duncan's seven years in the Obama Administration — and what they mean for what's coming next.
Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education, will step down in December — after nearly seven years in the job.
October 2, 2015 After nearly seven years in office, Duncan bows out, leaving behind a remarkable legacy of achievement and controversy.
<iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/445277240/445346855" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">
Education Secretary Arne Duncan said in a letter to his staff that he will step down to spend more time with his family, who live in Chicago.
Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
October 2, 2015 Duncan has been with Obama from the beginning of his administration. His tenure has been marked by reform — and controversy over initiatives like Common Core and an embrace of charter schools.
The official graduation numbers that Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel touted through his first term and his re-election campaign have been revised.
Phil Velasquez/Chicago Tribune/Getty Images
October 2, 2015 The school district revised its numbers down 2 to 3 percentage points for every year dating back to 2011.
NPR thanks our sponsors
Become an NPR sponsor