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Graduating? Here’s Life Kit’s Best Advice For Taking The Next Step
EDUCATION
Andee Tagle | May 15, 2021
Kristen Uroda for NPR This story is adapted from Life Kit's weekly newsletter, which arrives in inboxes each Friday. Subscribe here. The robes are out, the tassels are swinging, and those mortarboards are thick with glitter glue and the pun du jour — that's right all, it's graduation season. Graduation ...
Howard University’s Decision To Cut Classics Department Prompts An Outcry
EDUCATION
Steve Inskeep | May 10, 2021
Howard University has prompted an outcry from students and scholars over its decision to dissolve its classics department, the only such program at a historically Black college or university in the nation.Andrew Harnik | AP Howard University in Washington, D.C., is the nation's only historically Black university with a classics ...
This Year’s Favorites: Our 2021 SPC Finalists
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Sequoia Carrillo, Steve Drummond | May 9, 2021
LA Johnson Sibling drama, identity crises — so much climate change — and of course: the challenges of school and life in the pandemic. This year NPR's Student Podcast Challenge has all those things, and more. For the last few months, students all over the country have been doing what ...
Can A Teacher Fly A Black Lives Matter Flag At School? A Florida Court Will Consider
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Sydney Boles | April 30, 2021
Amy Donofrio stands in front of Robert E. Lee High School in Jacksonville, Fla. She was suspended from teaching duties after she refused to take down a Black Lives Matter flag from outside her classroom.Amy Donofrio Robert E. Lee High School in Jacksonville, Fla., was segregated — whites only — ...
Pandemic Pomp and Circumstance: Graduation Looks Different This Year (Again)
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Elissa Nadworny , Eda Uzunlar | April 30, 2021
Michelle Kondrich for NPR In Jasmine Williams' family, graduating from the University of Michigan is a rite of passage. Her parents met on the campus, and her older sister graduated from the school a few years ago. She remembers sitting bundled up in the family section for that graduation. "It ...
No College, No Problem. Some Employers Drop Degree Requirements To Diversify Staffs
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Kirk Carapezza | April 29, 2021
Emily Knowles sits outside her apartment in Watertown, Mass. Knowles has some college credits but no degree and works as a quality assurance analyst at Ovia Health, a Boston-based digital company that serves people who are starting families. "This is something that I never thought would be possible," Knowles said.Meredith ...
White House Proposes $1.8 Trillion Plan For Children And Families
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Alana Wise | April 28, 2021
President Biden is set to unveil a sweeping package of spending and tax reforms Wednesday.Brendan Smialowski | AFP via Getty Images Updated April 28, 2021 at 5:03 PM ET On the eve of his 100th day in office, President Biden will lay out the latest plank in his economic agenda, ...
Family Lore Fact-Check: Finding The Teen Muhammad Ali ‘Boxed Along The Way’
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Elissa Nadworny , Sequoia Carrillo | April 23, 2021
Miriam Colvin's podcast "Competition With The Best" was one of two grand prize winners in the college edition of NPR's Student Podcast Challenge.Elissa Nadworny | NPR Every family has that story you've heard a thousand times. It's swapped at family reunions, over holidays or at birthday parties. Sometimes the edges ...