Why Foster Care Students In Seattle Are Beating The Odds

Authors: National Public Radio

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A Seattle-area nonprofit called Treehouse helped almost nine out of 10 students from the foster care system graduate high school this past year — a huge increase in a few short years.

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How Much Do Teachers Spend On Classroom Supplies?

Authors: National Public Radio

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Republicans have agreed to preserve a $250 tax break for teachers when they buy classroom supplies. But teachers tell us that they typically spend a lot more.

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Why Teens Find The End Of The World So Appealing

Authors: National Public Radio

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Dystopian novels are all about consequences, choices and grey areas. And psychologists say that plays right into the sweet spot of the developing teenage brain.

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Teachers Around The Country React To Investigation Into Ballou High School

Authors: National Public Radio

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We've heard from teachers nationwide about our investigation into Ballou High School. They say they see the same where they are: chronic absenteeism and pressure on teachers to pass students.

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Natural Disasters And The Implications Of Missing So Much School

Authors: National Public Radio

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Wildfires, hurricanes, flooding — this fall has brought a wave of natural disasters to the U.S. With that comes many days where schools are closed — and those absences add up.

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How A Deregulated Internet Could Hurt America's Classrooms

Authors: National Public Radio

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Schools use the internet for a lot of learning: researching, virtual travel, watching videos. Educators say it opens their classrooms to the world. The removal of net neutrality could change all that.

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Does Preschool Pay Off? Tulsa Says Yes

Authors: National Public Radio

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Tulsa, Okla., has been the focus of much debate over the long-term benefits of preschool. The most recent findings by Georgetown University researchers are another strong endorsement for early ed.

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If A School Becomes A Shelter In Puerto Rico, Where Do Students Learn?

Authors: National Public Radio

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Some middle-schoolers are returning to class for the first time since Hurricane Maria hit the island in September. The students are sharing a school with high-schoolers, and that worries some parents.

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School Voucher Programs Should Be Clear About Disability Rights, Report Says

Authors: National Public Radio

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Many parents of students with disabilities don't know that if they use a voucher to leave public school, they're often leaving federal protections, too. A new GAO report says someone should tell them.

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What Really Happened At The School Where Every Graduate Got Into College

Authors: National Public Radio

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Last year, every graduating senior at Ballou High School got into college. A WAMU and NPR investigation shows that many of those students missed more than a month of school and struggled academically.

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For Many Puerto Ricans, College Plans Washed Away With Hurricane Maria

Authors: National Public Radio

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As Puerto Rico students settle into high school on the mainland — one big question emerges: What happens to my college plans? That's especially scary for seniors, as application deadlines loom.

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