NPR - Education This Week In Race: Dog Whistles, Dreamers And Dead Dictators 2016-12-02T23:07:00.000000Z Pipeline and prisons and tantrums at Starbucks: these are a few of our favorite stories this week. GAO Report: Student Loan Forgiveness Will Cost More than $100 Billion 2016-12-01T10:09:00.000000Z The federal government is set to forgive more than $100 billion in student loan debt over the next few decades. That's according to a report out this week from the Government Accountability Office. These States Allow Teachers And Staff To Hit Students 2016-12-01T09:00:00.000000Z Fifteen states allow corporal punishment in school; another seven don't prohibit it. Curious if you live in one of them? We built a map. Is College Worth It? Recent Grads Share Their Experiences 2016-12-01T07:18:15.000000Z It turns out they're all satisfied customers. And among the most important subjects they report learning a lot about was themselves — reconciling their plans and dreams with real life. U.S. Expected To Forgive At Least $108 Billion In Student Debt 2016-11-30T21:29:00.000000Z A report released Wednesday by the Government Accountability Office says the U.S. is on track to forgive at least $108 billion in student debt. This is due to the number of people who have enrolled in plans the Obama administration promoted to help borrowers avoid default. The GAO report finds the E... Raising A Child With Dyslexia: 3 Things Parents Can Do 2016-11-29T21:26:00.000000Z Dyslexia is a reading problem, but its influence can be felt far beyond the classroom. It often disrupts home life, making dinnertime and bedtime a struggle. 6 Potential Brain Benefits Of Bilingual Education 2016-11-29T11:00:00.000000Z Kids are showing reading gains in dual-language classrooms. There may be underlying brain advantages at work. How Science Is Rewiring The Dyslexic Brain 2016-11-29T10:06:00.000000Z Scientists are exploring how human brains learn to read — and discovering new ways that brains with dyslexia can learn to cope. Muslim Community Fears Backlash After Ohio State Attack 2016-11-29T10:06:00.000000Z "When I first heard that [the suspect] was Somali, I mean my stomach did fall," another Somali student said. "Not just because of what happened today, but because of what will happen tomorrow." The Day In 1959 When Castro Took Questions From Harvard Law Students 2016-11-28T10:01:00.000000Z Soon after Fidel Castro assumed power in 1959, he visited the U.S. at a time when he was viewed as a potential ally. One of the stops was at Harvard, where he gave a talk and took students' questions.