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  1. UMBC's President Talks About His School's Historic Basketball Win
    The University of Maryland Baltimore County men's basketball team beat the No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament — by a lot. NPR's Michel Martin talks with UMBC President Freeman Hrabowski about the win.
  2. The Big Student Walkout; DeVos On School Safety; The First Amendment On Campus
    A month after Parkland, the nation's focus remains on school safety. Plus, long rides to school in our weekly roundup of education news.
  3. The Fight Over Teacher Salaries: A Look At The Numbers
    Teachers in many states are angry after years of stagnant wages. Here's a state-by-state look at what they really make.
  4. Dena Simmons: How Does Imposter Syndrome Affect Students Of Color?
    When Bronx-native Dena Simmons received a scholarship to attend a majority white boarding school, she felt like an imposter. Simmons suggests ways students of color can be made to feel more accepted.
  5. Is It Time To Bring Risk Back Into Our Kids' Playgrounds?
    Are playgrounds in the U.S. too sterile and risk-averse to help our kids thrive? Anthropologist Barbara J. King considers play and child development in evolutionary perspective.
  6. Central High School Walked Out In The Footsteps Of The Little Rock 9
    Best known for its role in the 1957 school desegregation crisis, Little Rock Central High School saw hundreds of students walk out of class on Wednesday to protest gun violence.
  7. Censoring Speech On Campus
    Kids today. They just say whatever is on their minds. Except at college, where some First Amendment issues have educators worried, and students furious.
  8. In Gun-Friendly Montana, Student Walkout Steers Clear Of Politics
    Students in Helena, Mont., who participated in Wednesday's walkouts called it a memorial, not a protest — unlike demonstrations across the U.S. that explicitly called for laws to restrict gun rights.
  9. Marjory Stoneman Douglas Students Walk Out In Protest 1 Month After Deadly Shooting
    One month after a gunman killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., students around the country walked out of school in a call for action against school shootings.
  10. Students Call For Congress To Act On Gun Violence On Capitol HIll
    Students across the United States left their classrooms Wednesday to protest recent gun violence in school and call for action in Congress. One of the larger protests happened in Washington, D.C.
  11. How Student Activism Could Potentially Impact American Politics
    NPR's Sarah McCammon speaks with Nancy Thomas, director of the Institute for Democracy and Higher Education at Tufts University about the potential impact of student activism in American politics.
  12. How To Find A School Your Kids Will Love (And That You Will, Too)
    As a parent, how can you tell if a school is good? An education expert, known for his wildly popular TED talk, is out with a new book that helps parents navigate the choices.
  13. Students To Walk Out For Gun Control
    On Wednesday morning, high school students across the country plan to walk out of class as a protest against gun violence and to call for stricter gun laws.
  14. After A Deadly Shooting, School Moves On But The Trauma Remains
    Three months on, even the smallest things at Aztec High School – a slam of a locker door – still put students on edge. And some feel hurt that the shooting prompted so little national coverage.
  15. How School Walkouts Test Student Rights And School Responsibilities
    On Wednesday, students across the country will walk out of their classrooms in protest, and school leaders will respond in many different ways.


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