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A new program in Iowa would enlist government aid to pay for private schools

Iowa is moving to create a new, statewide school voucher program as other jurisdictions around the country look into allowing the use of public funds for students to attend private schools.

We asked for wishes, you answered: Send leaders into space, free electricity, dignity

Send leaders into space for perspective, tap solar power to offer electricity for all, make "dignity" a priority — those are some of the wishes readers have for 2023.(Image credit: The Friends School of Atlanta)

College Board responds to backlash over AP African American studies curriculum

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with College Board CEO David Coleman and director of Advanced Placement African American Studies Brandi Waters about curriculum changes that have drawn criticism.

The USDA wants to limit added sugars and sodium in school meals

The new standards, if implemented, would limit added sugars and sodium and emphasize whole-grain and domestically-produced products. (Image credit: Rogelio V. Solis/AP)

Yale honors the work of a 9-year-old Black girl whose neighbor reported her to police

Bobbi Wilson went on a mission to save New Jersey's trees, capturing spotted lanternflies. That frightened her neighbor, who called the cops. Now, her bug collection is part of a Yale museum.(Image credit: Andrew Hurley/Yale University)

'Who the hell would want this job?' Not NCAA President Mark Emmert, apparently

NCAA President Mark Emmert is stepping down from his position amid a turbulent time for the organization. (Image credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Did the College Board cave to pressure to revise African American studies curriculum?

NPR's Leila Fadel talks to Teresa Reed, dean of the University of Louisville's School of Music and a member of the committee that developed the College Board's AP African American studies class.

The U.S. college enrollment drop of the past several years is finally slowing

New numbers from the National Student Clearinghouse show a years-long decline in college enrollment slowing down. Enrollment of first-year students increased across the board.

COVID's impact on classrooms will linger and must be addressed, according to teachers

Teachers across the country are facing new obstacles in post-pandemic life as they try and shape young minds at the same time. We catch up with a group of educators to find out what's on their mind.

College Board's revised AP African American studies course draws new criticism

The organization released the new curriculum for the Advanced Placement course after Florida rejected the pilot. The revisions removed units on Black feminist literary thought and Black Lives Matter. (Image credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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