News: Education

Loretta J. Ross: What if we called people in, rather than calling them out?
Manoush Zomorodi, James Delahoussaye, Sanaz Meshkinpour | December 3, 2021
Part 3 of the TED Radio Hour episode Changing Our Minds. How can we have more productive conversations with people we vehemently disagree with? Civil rights activist Loretta J. Ross gives us the tools to call people in — instead of calling them out. About Loretta J. Ross Loretta J. ...
Colleges with high vaccination rates must now decide if they’ll require boosters
Elissa Nadworny | December 3, 2021
A nurse administers a dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine during a City of Long Beach Public Health mobile vaccination clinic at the California State University, Long Beach campus.Patrick T. Fallon | AFP via Getty Images This week, Wesleyan University in Connecticut held its first booster vaccine clinic on campus. ...
The case for free tampons and pads in schools
Mansee Khurana | December 2, 2021
LA Johnson | NPR At age 9, Mahoro Amani got their period for the first time. At home, their mother talked openly about everything they needed to know. But, their mom told them, never mention this at school. "I was told to basically keep it a secret," says Amani, who's ...
NPR’s College Podcast Challenge Official Rules
December 1, 2021
These are the rules for the NPR Student Podcast Challenge: College Edition, if you're looking for the 5th-12th grade competition rules click here. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. OPEN TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE FIFTY (50) UNITED STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, AGE EIGHTEEN (18) OR OVER. ...
Submit To The College Podcast Challenge
December 1, 2021
LA Johnson If you're looking for the 5th-12th grade contest, it opens on January 1, 2022 and you can find more info here. Submissions close February 28, 2021 at 11:59PM EST Step 1: Read the entry requirements. Podcasts must be between three and eight minutes long. Read more here. Step ...
NPR’s College Podcast Challenge is back: With a $5,000 prize!
Sequoia Carrillo, Steve Drummond | December 1, 2021
LA Johnson A year ago, when we asked students across the U.S., "What does college sound like?" the responses did not disappoint. A postcard to a dorm room and its previous residents, sound design that took us inside the head of a concussed student dealing with online learning. So many ...
Who belongs at a women’s college in 2021? Students want admissions policies to change
Melissa Block | November 26, 2021
Hollins University was founded in 1842 on the principle that "young women require the same thorough and rigid training as that afforded to young men."Melissa Block/NPR Toward the end of Kendall Sanders' first year at Hollins University, a historically women's college in Roanoke, Va., the sociology major had a realization. ...
Parents are scrambling after schools suddenly cancel class over staffing and burnout
Anya Kamenetz | November 23, 2021
Sam Rowe for NPR Two weeks' notice: Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools in North Carolina voted on Oct. 28 to close schools on Nov. 12 for a "day of kindness, community and connection." Five days' notice: On the evening of Wednesday, Nov. 17, Ann Arbor Public Schools in Michigan announced that schools ...
Ohio State is raising millions to erase student loan debt for undergrads
Elissa Nadworny | November 19, 2021
An aerial view of The Oval on the campus of the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.Terry Gilliam | AP Ohio State University has launched an ambitious, 10-year plan to raise $800 million to eliminate all loans from financial aid packages given to undergraduates. "It's not free college, it's not ...