Education

Beyond Baseball, Latin American Players Look For An Education

March 21, 2016
A prospects game at Estadio Tomás Arrieta, home of the Édgar Rentería Baseball Academy in Barranquilla on Colombia’s Caribbean coast. Some players here said they dream of a pro career in the U.S. Others said they want to use their talent to get a U.S. college scholarship. (Lorne Matalon)

In Colombia, some players are trying to leverage their talents to make it onto a U.S. college team, so they can get an education too.

Teens Being Groomed For Kentucky’s Aerospace Industry

March 18, 2016
Emma Gay (left) and Anna Leya Fields are helping restore the 1950s Cessna 172 back to its former glory. (Jacob Ryan)

A Louisville program is taking a hands-on approach to train teenagers in science, technology and math before they enter the workforce.

Taking Tackling Out Of College Football

March 14, 2016
Andrew Fischer #1 of the Harvard Crimson gains yards against the defense of Marquise Peggs #2 of the Yale Bulldogs in the first half on November 21, 2015 in New Haven, Connecticut. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Starting this fall, tackling will not be allowed during football practice at schools in the Ivy League, including Harvard and Yale.

Are Degrees From Elite Colleges Really A Ticket To Success?

March 11, 2016
Students at the University of Birmingham take part in their degree congregations as they graduate on July 14, 2009 in Birmingham, England. Over 5000 graduates will be donning their robes this week to collect their degrees from The University of Birmingham. A recent survey suggested that there are 48 graduates competing for every job. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Frank Bruni discusses his book, “Where You Go is Not Who You’ll Be: An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania.”

Cambridge ‘Innovation School’ Teaches Hands-On Creativity With A Twist Of Social Justice

March 10, 2016
Caleb Woods and Sasha Rizika, right, remove cardboard pieces from the laser cutter in the NuVu workshop. They’re creating a mock-up of a collapsible cot for the homeless that includes built-in storage space and can be carried like a backpack. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Students at NuVu Studio design and build items ranging from robots to items that can help people who are homeless.

When School Discipline Means Embracing ‘Broken Windows’ Theory

March 9, 2016
On the front porch, Dashon Smith and watches for his school bus with his mother Delores Michel. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

How do we keep kids safe and learning in our public and charter schools? Is the answer a strict set of rules and discipline?

Mayor Walsh Talks Opioids, Marijuana Legalization, Housing And Boston Latin

March 9, 2016
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh in WBUR's studios. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

We spoke with Boston Mayor Marty Walsh about the state legislature’s opioid bill, challenges at Boston Public Schools, MBTA fare hikes and his passionate opposition to a November ballot question that would legalize marijuana in Massachusetts.

A Closer Look At Trump University

March 9, 2016
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a press conference at the Trump National Golf Club Jupiter on March 8, 2016 in Jupiter, Florida. Trump is projected to win the Republican Presidential primaries in Mississippi and Michigan. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

The Republican presidential candidate is defending his business ventures, including Trump University, which is the subject of lawsuits.

UW–Madison Chancellor Talks Tuition, Diversity And Budget Cuts

March 9, 2016
Acting United States Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank smiles at a news conference for the opening of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's first satellite location in Detroit, Friday, July 13, 2012. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's first satellite location outside of Washington, D.C., is expected to help entrepreneurs in Michigan get patent approvals more quickly. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Rebecca Blank, chancellor of the University of Wisconsin–Madison, joins us as part of our View From The Top conversation series.

In Detroit High School, Young Men Exceed Expectations

March 8, 2016
Okwuolisa Umeokalo, a 16-year-old senior, plans to leave Detroit when he graduates. (Peter O'Dowd/Here & Now)

Every student in Loyola High School’s recent graduating classes has been accepted to a two- or four-year college.

Wisconsin Considers Posting School Crime Data

March 7, 2016
(Vincent Desjardins/Flickr)

Republican legislators want schools to publicly report crime statistics, but critics argue it could cause families to flee to other districts.

Harvard Law School Proposes Dropping Its Controversial Shield

March 4, 2016
The Harvard Law School shield is seen on a window on campus. (Joe Difazio for WBUR)

A student group demanded the change back in December because the seal is modeled after the family crest of Isaac Royall, a slave owner who helped found Harvard Law School.

Week In Review: The State Of The Presidential Primary

March 4, 2016
Our Week In Review panelist give their take on what was a memorable week in U.S. politics. (Paul Sancya/AP)

Our week in review panel goes behind the headlines.

U.S. Attorney’s Office To Investigate Possible Civil Rights Violations At Boston Latin

March 3, 2016
Wednesday, U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz's office announced the launch of "an independent investigation of alleged civil rights violations at Boston Latin School." (AP)

Wednesday, U.S. Attorney for the district of Massachusetts Carmen Ortiz announced that her office would be launching its own investigation into alleged civil rights violations at BLS.

Newcomers From Central America Face Bullying At School

March 3, 2016
Controversy has erupted in August County, Virginia this week after students and parents complained about a world geography assignment at Riverheads High School. (David Cosand/Flickr)

In the halls of some Maryland middle and high schools, you can see a rainbow of races and ethnicities, but barriers divide the students.

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