News: Education

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 ...
These Students Grew Up Around Gun Violence. They Decided It Was Time To Talk About It.
Sequoia Carrillo, Sneha Dey | September 2, 2021
Makiyah Hicks and Jonetta Harrison in front of their high school, Duke Ellington School of the Arts, in Washington, D.C. They are finalists in this year's NPR Student Podcast Challenge for their entry "Loss and Transformation."Dee Dwyer for NPR When Makiyah Hicks was young, her uncle, Jamal Hazel, was killed ...
Another Sign Of The Pandemic’s Effect On College Students: Fewer Transfers
Clare Lombardo | September 1, 2021
Fewer college students have transferred schools during the pandemic, according to new data.Westend61 | Getty Images/Westend61 Fewer students transferred between colleges over the 2020-2021 school year, and new data show that trends in who is transferring between colleges — and where they're going — may be exacerbating existing inequity. Nearly ...
Schools Are Getting Billions In COVID Relief Money. Here’s How They Plan To Spend It
Cory Turner | September 1, 2021
A student attends summer classes at E.N. White School in Holyoke, Mass. In a new survey of school superintendents, 75% of respondents said they were using federal COVID-19 relief dollars to pay for summer learning and other enrichment activities.Charles Krupa | AP New staff, new tech and even new classrooms ...