The class of 2018 got its fair share of advice from politicians, actors and industry leaders at graduations around the country. Offering wisdom and humor, here’s what some of the well-known commencement speakers said.
By Fred de Sam Lazaro
Books For Africa has sent more than 41 million books over the last 30 years to 53 different countries, where students say the variety of titles have made them enthusiastic readers. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports.
Not everyone takes a traditional route to a college degree that will prepare them for the workforce. John Yang talks with Nicole Smith of Georgetown University and Beth Cobert of the Markle Foundation about alternatives to help young adults and…
By Robert Balfanz, John Bridgeland, John Gomperts, Bob Wise
While the nation has seen graduation rates rise from 71 percent in 2001 to 84 percent in 2016, too many students still fail to reach this milestone of success by 18.
Pressure on students to obtain A's is having a harmful impact on stress, depression and anxiety levels. High school teacher David Cutler shares some ways to help students learn from setbacks and then move on.
By Nicholas Riccardi, Associated Press
A divide among Democrats between backers of teachers unions and those of charter schools and other education innovations is helping shape key gubernatorial primaries.
By Paul Solman
The spread of education across developing nations is transforming global inequalities and playing a key role in closing the gender gap. Economics correspondent Paul Solman sits down with economist Surjit Bhalla and sociologist Ravinder Kaur to discuss Bhalla’s book, “The…
By Timothy Pratt, The Hechinger Report
“They realize this may be their one shot, and they’ve worked too hard and come too far to give up.”…
How are schools using the #MeToo movement to open up discussions about consent, nonverbal cues and what constitutes a healthy relationship? Special correspondent Cristina Quinn of WGBH went to one Massachusetts high school to see what students are learning.
By Larisa Epatko
“It could be a gender bias dress code in a school district in Kentucky as much as trying to advocate against child marriage in Malawi. The idea is that none of us are equal until every girl everywhere is equal,"…
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