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Parents of young kids pick up their phones an average of almost 70 times a day — often to escape a stressful parenting moment. Here's how to stop using your phone as a pacifier, for you or your kids.
Twenty states now require sexual abuse prevention education as early as preschool. Educators say it's up to adults to know the signs and symptoms of abuse — and teach behaviors that could prevent it.
Some of the people struggling the most to pay back their debt are the millions of students who took out student loans but never finished a degree.
At least 13 U.S. universities have shut down their Confucius Institutes, which are funded by China's government. Critics say the program could be used to recruit spies or steal university research.
An energy company announced a proposal to build a waste management facility next to a school. So these three students turned to podcasting to get to the bottom of what was happening.
Oklahoma is one of almost 20 states that require third-graders to show reading proficiency before going to fourth grade. That means higher expectations for younger kids, like kindergartners.
Almost 20 states have passed laws requiring third-graders who aren't proficient in reading to repeat the grade. The policy started in Florida 17 years ago.
Researchers say preschool can give kids from low-income families a boost. Those benefits don't always make it through the transition to kindergarten, but there's a lot parents can do to help.
NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Greg Fenves, president of The University of Texas at Austin, about a new program to cover full tuition for students from families making under $65,000 a year.
New research finds automation widening the gap between urban and rural areas and dramatically affecting people who didn't go to college or didn't finish high school.