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School Is About More Than Training Kids to Be Adults

What teachers risk when they focus only on ensuring adolescents are ready for college and their careers<p>Years ago, as a junior-varsity baseball coach, I was once stunned by a player who had to remind me that he and his teammates—the people I was training—were only kids. I had just finished giving a …

Education

Playing football young may mean earlier cognitive, emotional problems

<b>(CNN) —</b> Sports may be a great way to keep kids active, but a new study of players finds that the earlier players with CTE started tackle football, the more vulnerable they were to emotional and cognitive problems.<p>Researchers from the Boston University School of Medicine and VA Boston Healthcare …

The Brain

This Short Film Is A Good Argument Against Football

This NFL season has had its share of highlights, like when Titans QB Marcus Mariota threw a touchdown pass to himself or Eagles kicker Jake Elliott …

When Brett Favre sees little kids playing football, ‘I cringe.’

Sometime on Saturday morning, Brett Favre will do a small favor for an old friend and former backup, stepping up to deliver a pep talk to Doug Pederson’s Eagles before Super Bowl LII.<p>But it’s the dangerous side of football that preoccupies Favre the most these days. “I cringe,” he said, “when I see …

NFL

Why I Was Wrong About Liberal-Arts Majors

David Kalt is the founder of Reverb.com, a marketplace for musical instruments and gear, and the owner of the Chicago Music Exchange, a vintage guitar store in Chicago. He also co-founded and was the former CEO of online broker optionsXpress. As the demand for quality computer programmers and …

Dow Jones

Education Isn't the Key to a Good Income

A growing body of research debunks the idea that school quality is the main determinant of economic mobility.<p>One of the most commonly taught stories American schoolchildren learn is that of Ragged Dick, Horatio Alger’s 19th-century tale of a poor, ambitious teenaged boy in New York City who works …

The Decline of the Midwest's Public Universities Threatens to Wreck Its Most Vibrant Economies

And there could be far-reaching consequences for the national economy too.<p>Four floors above a dull cinder-block lobby in a nondescript building at the Ohio State University, the doors of a slow-moving elevator open on an unexpectedly futuristic 10,000-square-foot laboratory bristling with …

The University of North Carolina Continues to Defend Its Right to Discriminate Against the Trans Community

Even as one case potentially settles, the fight continues.After two years of being attacked by their very own state government, trans North …

LGBTQI

Hundreds Of Thousands Of 'Missing' Educators; A Hundred Thousand Homeless Students

We're doing things by the numbers this week in our weekly roundup of all things education.<p><b>167 of 1,113 public schools in Puerto Rico are open</b><p>The island's secretary of education, Julia Keleher, told NPR Ed that she hopes the majority of public schools will be open by Oct. 23 after the devastation of …

Education

School Myths

Most American students strive to achieve a 4.0 GPA and perfect test scores, but studies show that success in school doesn’t necessarily translate to …

Why Parents Make Flawed Choices About Their Kids' Schooling

A new study shows that families act on insufficient information when it comes to figuring out where to enroll their children.<p>A person trying to choose their next set of wheels might see that car A made it farther than car B in a road test and assume it gets better gas mileage. But that’s only true …

Oregon Students Still Missing A Lot Of School, 10 Months Into Absence Plan

Oregon launched its statewide chronic absenteeism plan last December. Ten months later, the problem is worse.

Oregon

Switching To Middle School Can Be Hard On Kids, But There Are Ways To Make It Better

"I'll be famous one day, but for now I'm stuck in middle school with a bunch of morons." That's harsh language from the downtrodden sixth-grade narrator of <i>Diary of A Wimpy Kid,</i> a blockbuster series ofgraphic novels.<p>But it speaks to a broader truth.<p>A large body of research suggests that students who …

Middle School

Even teachers now say that academics are not the key to kids’ success

To many, increasing automation and the unprecedented pace of technological changes mean kids need more than just academic skills to succeed. They need confidence and motivation to tackle problems, interpersonal skills to work with others and the resilience to stay on task when things fall apart.<p>New …

Education

'I Don't Want My Children to Go to College'

The president of Buzzfeed recently questioned the value of a traditional college education when so much information is available online. But for students from disadvantaged backgrounds, learning in person, alongside peers, remains essential.<p>In my classroom at the community college where I teach, …

What's Your Major? 4 Decades Of College Degrees, In 1 Graph

In honor of college graduation season, we made a graph. It answers a few questions we had: What is the mix of bachelor's degrees awarded today, and how has the mix changed over the past several decades?<p><i>Hover over the graph to see how the popularity of each category changes over time. Click or tap</i> …

At Ron Brown College Preparatory High School, Students Are Kings, Not Kids

Washington D.C. has created a public school designed to meet the needs of young men of color. Reporters from NPR and Education Week, spent the past year documenting the birth of this new school.<p>Transcript<p>ARI SHAPIRO, HOST:<p>We have the story now of a radical new school in Washington, D.C., Ron Brown …

Education

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Sports. Racial injustice. The national anthem. Tariq Touré has something to say.

Being Muslim on Campus

In the wake of terrorism, the burdens of Islamophobia fall especially hard on students.<p>Even before the Paris Attacks, Muslims on American college campuses were often the targets of hatred or violence. In November, Virginia Tech responded to a threat that claimed “I will kill all Muslims,” and …

How to Get Into Harvard

Simple advice from the president of America's most venerable university<p>ASPEN, Colo.—Everyone knows how to get to Carnegie Hall: practice, practice, practice. But what about how to get into the nation’s most venerable university?<p>For ambitious high-school students today, the formula for getting into …

Human trafficking is a hidden aftermath of natural disasters

The Caribbean and the American South are struggling to recover in the aftermath of devastating hurricanes. Food has to be delivered, houses rebuilt, roads cleared and electricity restored. But for law enforcement, there’s another concern after a place gets pummeled by a natural disaster: It becomes …

Hispanic dropout rate hits new low, college enrollment at new high

The high school dropout rate among U.S. Hispanics has fallen to a new low, a decline that comes alongside a long-term increase in Hispanic college …

Demographics

At UCLA, a dorm floor dedicated to first-generation students

Desiree Felix didn’t make her way to<p>UCLAwith the help of helicopter parents who hired tutors, hounded teachers or edited her application essays.<p>Her father is a handyman with a sixth-grade education. Her mother finished high school and helps manage apartments.<p>At Kennedy High School in Granada Hills, …

College & University

My work as a prostitute led me to oppose decriminalisation

<b>For most of her life in prostitution in New Zealand, Sabrinna Valisce campaigned for decriminalisation of the sex trade. But when it actually happened she changed her mind and now argues that men who use prostitutes should be prosecuted. Julie Bindel tells her story.</b><p>When Sabrinna Valisce was 12 …

Victorian Era

Was Aaron Hernandez a victim of sport's growing brain injury toll?

<b>The suicide of a jailed ex-NFL footballer later found to have had brain disease is renewing debate about the safety of sports where high impacts are common.</b><p>Aaron Hernandez, 27, suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a condition associated with head injury, his family lawyer said.<p>His …

Kinesiology

New Study Links Playing Youth Football to Later Brain Damage

If children play tackle football before they are 12 and continue to play through high school, they may be putting their brains at risk.<p>That’s the key …

How Colleges Could Get Rid of Fraternities

It's not that easy to banish the Greeks.<p>According to the fraternity Alpha Delta Phi’s website, its “Brothers unite to participate in an atmosphere of energetic and concerted interaction where the moral, social, and intellectual aspects of each man’s character may grow and flourish.”<p>Its brothers …

111 N.F.L. Brains. All But One Had C.T.E.

A neuropathologist has examined the brains of 111 N.F.L. players — and 110 were found to have C.T.E., the degenerative disease linked to repeated blows to the head.

Disease

This college freshman is worried about affirmative action — but not that it will keep him out of Harvard

Jason Fong is at the age when affirmative action programs could make a crucial difference in his life. He’s 17 and often uses social media and his blog to speak out about college admissions policies that consider race as a factor to create a diverse student body.<p>Fong, a recent graduate of Redondo …

Why Men Are the New College Minority

Males are enrolling in higher education at alarmingly low rates, and some colleges are working hard to reverse the trend.<p>Jessica Smith raised an arm and pointed across the lobby of the university student center like an ornithologist who had just spied a rare breed in the underbrush.<p>“There’s one,” …

College & University