Category Archives: Education

Does It Pay To Pay Teachers $100,000?

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From NPR News

We’re brought up to believe our teachers are modern-day saints.

Just look at how we portray them in the movies and on TV. From Dead Poets Society‘s iconic Mr. Keating to resourceful LouAnne Johnson in Dangerous Minds, we reinforce time and again that teaching is a noble calling.

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U.S. Colleges See A Big Bump In International Students

 

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From NPR News

The number of international students studying at U.S. colleges and universities jumped last year — in a big way. It’s up 10 percent, to roughly 975,000, according to a new report by the Institute of International Education and backed by the State Department.

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Did You Know You Can Lower Your Student Loan Payments? I Didn’t

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From NPR News

Here’s what I remember about the beginning of the night: I’d planned to stay up late, for work. Later than usual, to watch President Obama’s State of the Union address.

It was cold outside, January in D.C. A snowstorm was coming, and the digital antenna for my TV wasn’t behaving. I was getting up often to adjust it.

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From ‘Book Strap’ To ‘Burrito’: A History Of The School Backpack

From NPR News

My editor, Steve Drummond, isn’t that old of a guy. He’s from Michigan — Wayne Memorial High School, class of ’79.

But when he starts talking about backpacks, he dips into a “back in my day” tone that makes you think of a creaky rocking chair and suspenders: “You know, Lee, when I was in school, no one had a backpack!

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Most school districts withhold salary data from California state controller

From The Sacramento Bee

When the State Controller’s Office asked school districts to hand over salary data, about 70 percent of the public school systems across the state – and a slightly higher share in Sacramento County – did not provide the requested information.

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What If Every High School Had A ‘Justice Program’ Instead Of A Cop?

From NPR News

This week’s viral videos of a Columbia, S.C., deputy’s push-the-chair-over-and-drag-the-student arrest of a 16-year-old high school girl in her classroom has refocused attention on the expanding role of police in schools, “zero tolerance” discipline policies and the disproportionate punishment of minorities. The student in the case was African-American and the deputy, Ben Fields, is white.

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