November 11, 2013 Students from China, India, and South Korea make up 49 percent of all international students in the U.S. International students who come to the U.S. contribute more than $24 billion to the economy, according to an analysis released Monday.
October 8, 2013 While the shutdown of the federal government means some research facilities have gone dark, commentator Adam Frank says the real threat to our national interest is the possibility that generations of would-be scientists will be lost to other pursuits if the funding to train new generations of scientists dries up.
September 3, 2013 Astrophysicist Adam Frank rings in the new school year with a meditation on the choice between kicking it old school with chalk on a blackboard or going new school with the latest classroom technologies.
May 3, 2013 Faculty at San Jose State University are rebelling against pressure from their own administration to integrate MOOCs — massively open online courses — into their teaching. Across the country the issue is being debated on campuses and in state houses. Commentator Alva Noë's dips his toe into the conversation.
July 16, 2012 After 110 years of free education, a college considers charging some students. Does it risk a backlash like one the Red Cross experienced during World War II?
July 4, 2012 Science literacy brings independence to the individual and the nation. But American science education is in crisis. What can be done to improve it, inside and outside the classroom?
June 28, 2012 From the Ugandan forest to a Cameroonian sanctuary to a U.S. zoo, three students devote their summer to research and conservation work with primates. Commentator Barbara J. King cheers on this trio — and the thousands of other college kids who'll take up science this summer.
May 2, 2012 It's become much cheaper and easier to put college courses online, and new technologies have only made these classes more valuable. Following the lead of other top universities, Harvard and MIT announced a new venture Wednesday to provide online classes for free.
August 17, 2011 Only 1 in 4 U.S. high school graduates who took the 2011 ACT college entrance exam scored high enough to be deemed ready for college-level courses in the test's four subject areas, according to the company that designs the tests.
November 4, 2010 Veterans returning from military service are enrolling in college in huge numbers. But for many, the transition is very hard — and according to a new study, colleges don't offer them much help.
November 1, 2010 A year of college at a public university now costs more than $50,000 — if you enroll at the University of Berkeley and don't have in-state status. Berkeley is the first public school to join the 50K club, according to College Board data.
September 8, 2010 NPR Tell Me More Producer Lee Hill unveils the program's back-to-school education series and rallies the audience to get involved.