Dec 11, 2013 — Some of the best new digital apps are coming from the youngest tech innovators. Middle school students Xavier Manning and Ciara Chase created apps that make their community better: from improving garbage collection to finding missing teens. Guest host Celeste Headlee talk to the students, and their guidance counselor Carletta Hurt.
Dec 11, 2013 — In a new poll, parents of girls were more likely to say no when asked if schools were sufficiently preparing students for the world of work. And with many well-paying trades still dominated by men, girls may have a harder time succeeding in the workplace without some kind of higher education.
Dec 10, 2013 — The once-sleepy tourist town of Noel, Mo., in the heart of the Ozark Mountains, is now home to hundreds of immigrants and newly arrived refugees, thanks largely to the huge Tyson Food Inc. poultry plant. And since the town lacks the infrastructure to serve these new residents, schools have become the de facto safety net.
Dec 10, 2013 — An NPR poll finds that most elementary school kids have physical education classes just one or two days a week. In response, parents and educators are getting kids to squeeze in walks, jogs and jumping jacks before, after and even during school.
Dec 9, 2013 — When it comes to report cards, most people think of grades like A, B, C or maybe F. But more and more parents around the country are seeing their kids come home with grades like E, M, IP or LP. It's part of a growing trend to make grades more reflective of the specific skills students have actually mastered, and its getting a boost from the move to Common Core standards.
Dec 4, 2013 — In a new poll, parents complain that their children are not getting nearly enough time for a basic school ritual: eating lunch. And that's worrying parents and administrators, given that about one-third of American kids are overweight or obese.
Dec 3, 2013 — American 15-year-olds scored below average in math among the world's most-developed countries, according to rankings released every three years. They were close to average in science and reading.
Dec 3, 2013 — International standardized test scores have been released. The test is given to students around the world every three years. It measures their knowledge of reading, mathematics and science literacy. U.S. students usually turn in mediocre performances, and this year's scores were no different.
Nov 27, 2013 — It's no secret cats rule the Internet. Now, just flipping through cat pictures can be an educational experience. A new iOS app called Cat Spanish teaches 1,000 basic phrases by showing you flash cards of cute cats.
Nov 25, 2013 — At more than 50 pages, the summary report issued Monday gives an overview of findings from the investigation into the December 2012 shooting, while omitting controversial details such as 911 call recordings.