October 11, 2012 Many schools and colleges train students and staff to lock doors, call police and stay put during shooting threats. But a growing number of schools are adopting the advice of security experts who say students should be taught when and how to fight back when confronted by a gunman.
October 11, 2012 Many Americans feel like paying for college seems out of reach. How big is the issue in the presidential campaign? The candidates have offered what boils down to this choice: Either the government spends more to help families pay for college or it spends less to save taxpayers money.
October 10, 2012 At issue is whether the University of Texas, Austin discriminated against a white applicant when it did not offer her a spot. At Wednesday's argument, a court majority seemed poised to reverse or severely cut back previous decisions related to affirmative action programs in college admissions.
October 10, 2012 NPR's Tell Me More with Michel Martin hosts a live radio broadcast and Twitter education forum on where the nation's schools stand. Follow the national conversation and add your own ideas. Is your school broken? Who is responsible for making our schools better? Use #npredchat.
October 10, 2012 The Supreme Court has twice in the past 35 years ruled that race may be one of many factors in determining college admissions, as long as there are no racial quotas. But in agreeing to revisit the issue, the justices are indicating a possible change in course. They hear oral arguments Wednesday.
October 9, 2012 The Supreme Court hears arguments Wednesday in a case that may decide the future of race-based admissions policies at the University of Texas and around the country. While today's campus is highly diverse, students report that racial divides and stereotypes still exist.