News: Education

She’s Been Teaching For 18 Years. She Says This Year Is Her Most Stressful Yet
Natosha Via, LA Johnson | September 15, 2021
Before classes begin for the day, elementary music teacher Penelope Quesada gathers her most commonly used cleaning supplies and places them around the classroom in places of convenience.Natosha Via for NPR Students in Louisville, Ky., have been back in classrooms for a month this school year, and already parents are ...
Harvard University Will Stop Investing In Fossil Fuels After Years Of Public Pressure
Rachel Treisman | September 10, 2021
Harvard University President Lawrence Bacow said Thursday that the university will move to end its investments in fossil fuel companies, though stopped short of using the word "divest."Maddie Meyer | Getty Images Harvard University says it will end its investments in fossil fuels, a move that activists — both on ...
Biden Dangles New Federal Funds For Schools That Defy Mask Mandate Bans
Anya Kamenetz | September 9, 2021
Parents drop their children off for the first day of school in Novi, Mich., on Tuesday.Emily Elconin | Bloomberg/Getty Images On Thursday, President Biden announced a series of actions aimed at getting control of the surging pandemic. Alongside new vaccine requirements for private businesses, he announced new steps to encourage ...
How To Talk About 9/11 With A New Generation Of Kids
Cory Turner, Sarah McCammon | September 9, 2021
A child reaches out to touch a flower adorning the Sept. 11 memorial on the name of a veteran killed in the 2001 terror attacks. For today's generation of kids, 9/11 is a history lesson.Spencer Platt | Getty Images When teacher Brandon Graves in Louisville, Ky., talks with his elementary ...
More Than 45,000 Louisiana Students Could Be Out Of School Until October Due To Ida
Aubri Juhasz | September 8, 2021
Upper Little Caillou Elementary School in Terrebonne Parish, La., saw significant storm damage from Hurricane Ida almost two weeks ago.Bloomberg via Getty Images Updated September 10, 2021 at 2:22 PM ET After starting the school year in-person, teacher Susan Adams is once again stuck at home, waiting for her school ...
For 8 Years, A ‘Wall Street Journal’ Story Haunted His Career. Now He Wants It Fixed
David Folkenflik | September 7, 2021
For years, Robert Shireman, shown here at his home in Berkeley, Calif., has been accused of corruptly sharing insider information with investors while serving as a federal official. Those claims aren't true. But they live on.Carolyn Fong for NPR Stymied at every turn, accused of things he never did, Robert ...
Hurricane Ida’s Impact On Students Could Be Worse Than Katrina, Expert Says
Anya Kamenetz | September 3, 2021
Hurricane Ida has closed schools for more than 250,000 students across Louisiana.Brandon Bell | Getty Images Hurricane Ida has closed schools for more than 250,000 students across Louisiana, according to a tally by NPR. Districts in some of the hardest-hit areas, including Orleans and Jefferson Parish, have not yet announced ...
Amanda Little: What Is The Future Of Our Food?
Manoush Zomorodi, Sylvie Douglis, Sanaz Meshkinpour | September 3, 2021
Part 4 of TED Radio Hour episode The Food Connection How should we ethically feed our world? Are we supposed to return to organic pastoral practices or trust new technology? Journalist Amanda Little believes the answer lies in the middle. About Amanda Little Amanda Little is a journalist and author. ...
Jasmine Crowe: What Can We Do To Tackle Food Waste And Hunger?
Manoush Zomorodi, Diba Mohtasham, Sanaz Meshkinpour | September 3, 2021
Part 3 of TED Radio Hour episode The Food Connection Social entrepreneur Jasmine Crowe has one mission: feed more, waste less. Her company Goodr is tackling food waste and getting food to those who need it most. About Jasmine Crowe Jasmine Crowe is a social entrepreneur and the founder of ...
Alexis Nikole Nelson: How Foraging Restored My Relationship With Food
Manoush Zomorodi, Katie Monteleone, Sanaz Meshkinpour | September 3, 2021
Tim Johnson | Columbus Monthly Magazine Part 1 of TED Radio Hour episode The Food Connection Forager and TikTok influencer Alexis Nikole Nelson shares how the great outdoors has offered her both an endless array of food options and an outlet to reconnect with her food and her culture. About ...