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After-effects of Trump Chicago cancellation felt in presidential race

The after-effects from the protest-fueled cancellation of Donald Trump's Chicago rally reverberated nationally throughout presidential campaigns in both parties Saturday, just days before Illinois holds its primary.<p>Skirmishes between Trump supporters and demonstrators laid bare the country's deep …

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15% of U.S. teachers now use Remind101 to text students and their parents

Teens are fervent texters — they send thousands of texts a month and it is their dominant daily mode of communication.<p>Remind101 channels some of this texting fervor towards improving their performance in school. The company announced today that it has raised $15 million for its free platform that …

The Number Of Public School Students Is Exploding, And The Number Of Teachers Is Falling Off A Cliff

That brings the net payroll losses in local school districts since September 2008 to 307,000.<p>Few other sectors have seen that kind of decline.<p>While most of the cuts resulted from crunched city and county budgets, they've also come as part of the national education reform movement, which has sought …

Obama administration to allocate $45M for cops in schools

The Obama administration plans to spend millions of dollars to place armed police officers in schools throughout the country in a move advocated by the National Rifle Association in the wake of last December's shooting massacre in Newtown, Conn.<p>The Department of Justice announced Friday it's giving …

Start funding college like high school

In this job market, some form of higher ed can be as necessary as high school. America should treat it as such<p>Whether or not President Obama's speech today is in direct response to Rolling Stone reporter Matt Taibbi's eye-opening must-read on the college loan crisis, it is great news that the White …

Tips for Beating the Clock in the Classroom

Now count that each class instead of 55 minutes is 45 minutes because of the five minutes of taking roll and getting the class started and five …

Ranking Schools Based On What Matters

President Obama recently proposed a new college ranking system, based on more than test scores. <i>The Washington Monthly</i> has been doing that for years. Host Michel Martin finds out more.<p>Transcript<p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:<p>This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'm Michel Martin. We are trying to hold on to …