News: Education

Supreme Court seems sympathetic to a coach who claims the right to pray
EDUCATION
Nina Totenberg | April 25, 2022
The parties included this image, of Coach Kennedy praying with a crowd after the homecoming game, in their joint appendix submitted to the Supreme Court Court Filings The U.S. Supreme Court heard another church/state case on Monday in which the court's conservative super-majority appears to be moving toward a greater ...
The Supreme Court ponders the right to pray on the 50-yard line
EDUCATION
Nina Totenberg | April 25, 2022
The Supreme Court. Drew Angerer | Getty Images The U.S. Supreme Court jumps back into the culture wars Monday in a case that involves a football coach's asserted right to kneel and pray on the 50-yard line at the conclusion of a public school football game. Joseph Kennedy, a coach ...
Student loan borrowers will get help after an NPR report and years of complaints
EDUCATION
Cory Turner | April 19, 2022
LA Johnson | NPR The U.S. Department of Education says it will retroactively help millions of federal student loan borrowers who have been hurt and held back by its troubled income-driven repayment (IDR) plans, calling the plans' longstanding flaws and mismanagement "inexcusable." Tuesday's announcement comes after years of complaints and ...
Florida rejects 54 math books, claiming critical race theory appeared in some
EDUCATION
Ayana Archie | April 18, 2022
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at The Rosen Shingle Creek in February in Orlando, Fla. Joe Raedle | Getty Images The Florida education department has rejected 54 mathematics textbooks for its K-12 curriculum, citing reasons spanning the inclusion of critical race theory to ...
The 2022 College Podcast Challenge honorable mentions
EDUCATION
Eda Uzunlar | April 11, 2022
Family fun and coronavirus Zoom 101:The digital divide during the COVID-19 pandemic House flies The anatomy of true crime The case for Barry Bonds Alchemist's jam No place like home Courageously kind Barnyard bites Two sides to the vaccine A long day across MN Finding the Fountain of Youth "This ...
A teacher set up a school for Ukrainian refugee children in Romania
EDUCATION
Eliza Dennis, Michel Martin, Natalie Winston | April 10, 2022
Anastasiia Konovalova of Odesa, Ukraine, teaches an English class to young Ukrainian refugee children at a high school called Mihai Viteazul National College in Bucharest on April 6. Ioana Moldovan for NPR Updated April 17, 2022 at 8:46 AM ET BUCHAREST, Romania — In the courtyard of an elite high ...
Millions of Ukrainian children are still in school despite the war
EDUCATION
Anya Kamenetz | April 5, 2022
Dima, who fled the war in Ukraine with his mother, attends an online class, at the "Saint John the Baptist" Monastery in Ruscova, where 12 Ukrainians are currently being hosted, on March 30, 2022 in Ruscova, Romania.Andreea Campeanu | Getty Images It's Tuesday morning and Hanna Kudrinova's 5th grade English ...