10/22/2017

NPR News: Mainland Colleges Offer In-State Tuition To Students Affected By Hurricane Maria

Mainland Colleges Offer In-State Tuition To Students Affected By Hurricane Maria
State colleges, community colleges and one private university are working to help students in Puerto Rico and beyond continue their education.

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10/21/2017

NPR News: California Wildfires Have Disrupted School For A Quarter Of A Million Students

California Wildfires Have Disrupted School For A Quarter Of A Million Students
Natural disasters have left millions of students across the U.S. out of school. The California wildfires have added to the tally, with dozens of districts and hundreds of schools affected.

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10/20/2017

How Is Digital Mapping Changing The Way We Visualize Racism and Segregation?


How are mapping projects changing the way that we understand our history of racism, segregation and prejudice in America? A number of digital projects are now using GIS (geographic information systems) in order to visualize social justice issues through maps.

from Forbes Education

NPR News: Switching To Middle School Can Be Hard On Kids, But There Are Ways To Make It Better

Switching To Middle School Can Be Hard On Kids, But There Are Ways To Make It Better
A new study shows students' self-image suffers in middle school and junior high. And it's not just hard on low-income kids. Having a teacher who understands the teenage brain can help.

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10/19/2017