Education

12 Weeks To A 6-Figure Job

With that pitch, coder boot camps are poised to get much, much bigger. Is this a new education delivery system?

All Things Considered

Troubled By Grand Jury Verdicts, Students Request More Time For Exams

Students at several law schools say events in Ferguson and New York have left them too upset to study. Others are more concerned about how the extra study time will affect the grading curve.

All Things Considered

The Fate Of The Administration's College Ratings

Some say a vaunted attempt to improve the quality of colleges is dead on arrival. Let's find out why.

New Federal College Ratings Will Consider Aid, Total Cost, Employment

A framework for measuring opportunity — and outcomes.

Morning Edition

The Administration's College Rating System: How It Looks On Campus

The Education Department's unveiling today of a controversial proposal has fueled a debate over what this kind of system can — or should — measure.

All Things Considered

'Restorative Justice' A New Approach To Discipline At School

In the second of two reports on Restorative Justice, we look at a "harm circle" session with two students who've been in a fight at an Oakland Middle School.

Morning Edition

An Alternative To Suspension And Expulsion: 'Circle Up!'

Oakland's restorative justice program is at the forefront of efforts to rethink school discipline.

All Things Considered

Skating Out Classroom Stress As A 'Derby Dame'

English teacher and roller derby queen Elle L. Cool Jam, aka Nina Park, plays offense and defense on the track and in her classroom.

All Things Considered

How To Talk To Boys About Sex And Consent

Given recent stories about violence against college women, what should parents say to college-age sons? NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with author Rosalind Wiseman about guiding boys through adolescence.

All Things Considered

There's No Place Like A Dorm Room For The Holidays

When holiday break comes, college kids start packing up and heading for home. But for former foster students, there's no home to go to.

College Counselor: ‘A Deferral Is Not A Denial’

December 18, 2014
College acceptance letter (silversnake852/Flickr)

Lisa Micele shares tips for applying to college — especially for students who have been deferred under early decision.

UMass President Leaving For Post In Maryland

December 17, 2014
Robert Caret during his installation as the president of the University of Massachusetts in 2011. (Matt Bennett/Governor's Office)

Robert Caret is leaving to become the chancellor of the University System of Maryland.

School Tries To Help Students By Coaching Parents

December 17, 2014
Moms gather at a classroom in Morales Elementary for a morning charla, or chat. They watch a training video about how to support their kids’ education and share their own experiences. (Houston Public Media)

Pasadena schools are hosting “charlas” or chats where parents can learn tips on how to prepare their children for college.

Writer Anita Diamant Captures A First-Generation ‘Boston Girl’

December 16, 2014
Anita Diamant is author, most recently, of "The Boston Girl." (Andrew Whitacre/Flickr)

We talk to writer Anita Diamant about her new novel, “The Boston Girl,” which tells the story of Addie Baum, a first-generation American growing up in Boston’s North End.

When College Is Not For Everyone

December 16, 2014
A young apprentice works in a car bodywork and welding workshop at the Universite Regionale des Metiers de l'Artisanat (Regional University of Crafts Trades) on September 26, 2014 in Arras, France. (Philippe Huguen/AFP/Getty Images)

Bill Symonds says students need more pathways to the workforce, including strong vocational options and apprenticeships.

As School Fees Rise, So Do Questions Over What Constitutes A Free Education

December 15, 2014
(ginoroncaglia/Flickr)

As schools across the country struggle with budget cuts, more and more are charging fees for essential school-related services.

Judge: Rape Lawsuit Against Harvard Can Proceed

December 13, 2014

A Massachusetts judge has reinstated a lawsuit against Harvard University over child rape allegations against a now-dead swim coach that date back four decades.

HUBweek: Boston’s Own South By Southwest Festival?

December 12, 2014
Fenway Park (Alex Kingsbury/WBUR)

Organizers say they hope the HUBweek festival will highlight Boston’s status as a global center of innovation and creativity.

In One California Town, Police Want Kids To Lay Down Their Nerf Guns

December 12, 2014
Police in Livermore, Calif. want high school students to end their yearly mock battle with Nerf guns. Pictured are boys with Nerf guns in Michigan. (lisbokt/Flickr)

High school students in Livermore have taken up arms in their yearly game of “Assassin” — a mock battle with Nerf guns.

7 Things You Didn’t Know Were In The ‘Cromnibus’

December 12, 2014
The Capitol Dome and the Capitol Christmas Tree are illuminated late Thursday evening as Congress works to pass a $1.1 trillion U.S. government-wide spending bill and avoid a government shutdown, in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

We take a look at what’s inside the spending bill, including a huge change to campaign finance rules and budget cuts for the EPA.

Report: UMass Amherst Will Spend $8M On Football Team This Year

December 12, 2014
Northern Illinois running back Cameron Stingily scores a touchdown in the team's win over UMass in November of last year at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough. (Stew Milne/AP)

A report projects that the UMass Amherst football program will lose more than $8 million this fiscal year.

Processing ‘Go Back To Where You Came From’ When Where You Came From Is Here

December 12, 2014
The recent police shootings of unarmed black men stir memories of the author's first exposure to racial prejudice. (lefthandrotation/flickr)

The recent police shootings of unarmed black men stir memories of the author’s first exposure to racial prejudice.

Survey: 20 Percent Of Female College Student Victims Report Sexual Assault To Police

December 11, 2014
Rape and Sexual Assault Victimization Among College-Age Females, 1995–2013

That compares to 32 percent of nonstudent female victims who report the assault to police.

Massachusetts Gets $15M For Pre-School Expansion

December 10, 2014

Gov. Patrick says the federal funds will help expand pre-school programming for about 750 four-year-olds in the participating cities.

Harvard Law Students, Others Want Exam Delays Amid Brown, Garner Cases

December 10, 2014

Student groups at Harvard Law School, Georgetown University Law Center and Columbia Law School say protests over the cases have prevented many students from preparing for exams.

Lessons From Rolling Stone’s UVA Debacle

December 10, 2014
In this photo, University of Virginia students walk to campus past the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va. Rolling Stone is casting doubt on the account it published of a young woman who says she was gang-raped at a Phi Kappa Psi fraternity party at the school, saying there now appear to be discrepancies in the student's account. (Steve Helber/AP)

Of the many lessons to be learned from the recent Rolling Stone-UVA article disaster, one is that apologies work only when they’re real.

Most Popular