The Cubist Revolution: Minecraft For All

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Minecraft, one of the most popular video games in the world, is touted for its educational possibilities. But is that potential really accessible to all?

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Ethnic Studies: A Movement Born Of A Ban

Authors: National Public Radio

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After Arizona banned a Mexican-American studies curriculum in Tucson, Ariz., ethnic studies courses have taken root in districts across the country.

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Students Drive New Policies As K-12 Sexual Assault Investigations Rise

Authors: National Public Radio

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Since 2014, sexual assault investigations conducted by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights are up nearly 500 percent in elementary, middle and high schools across the country.

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The Public Schools Near Betsy DeVos' Hometown Are Doing Great

Authors: National Public Radio

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Facing down competition from charters and choice, the Grand Rapids Public Schools are responding with new initiatives and higher student achievement.

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Student Loan Forgiveness For Public Servants Up In The Air

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The education secretary will allow competition for servicing student loans; new concerns over affirmative action; Public Service Loan Forgiveness in question, and more in our weekly roundup.

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There's a National Teachers Hall of Fame? Who Knew?

Authors: National Public Radio

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A one-of-a-kind museum that honors some of the nation's most accomplished teachers has given Emporia Kansas the title of "Teacher Town USA."

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Trump Donates To Education Department

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Secretary DeVos announces the president's donation, a report on good jobs without a college degree, college tuition goes down and more education news.

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From Skyhook To STEM: Kareem Abdul Jabbar Brings The Science

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The NBA's all-time leading scorer talks about the importance of STEM and his education foundation, and its support for a science camp for public school children in Los Angeles.

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Meet The 5 New Inductees Of The National Teachers Hall Of Fame

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Five teachers were inducted into the National Teacher Hall of Fame this year and NPR's Claudio Sanchez sat down with them to get their take on what it means to be a teacher.

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Are Helicopter Parents Ruining Summer Camp?

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In a wired world, summer camp is one of the last phone-free zones. But campers, staff and especially parents don't always appreciate the message.

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When Black Hair Violates The Dress Code

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For wearing their hair in braids, two teenagers were threatened with suspension at their charter school. Similar incidents show that strict dress codes can punish students for their racial identity.

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