NPR - Education Miami Fourth-Graders Write About Their Experiences With Hurricanes 2017-09-20T17:25:00.000000000-04:00 At Sunset Elementary in Miami, fourth-graders are writing personal essays about their experience with Hurricane Irma, and they have some advice for other kids who have yet to live through one. The Department Of Education Cuts Off A Student Loan Watchdog 2017-09-20T06:18:00.000000000-04:00 The Education Department has terminated two agreements with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Here's why that matters. Trump, And Most Black College Presidents, Absent From Annual Meeting 2017-09-19T17:41:00.000000000-04:00 This week the White House hosted historically black colleges and universities. But many HBCU presidents stayed away, arguing that the administration is not interested in the issues HBCUs face. How One Group Is Working To Build A More Diverse Teaching Force 2017-09-19T06:00:10.000000000-04:00 The Branch Alliance for Educator Diversity, a new organization, is working with minority-serving institutions to bring more color into the teaching ranks. Is There A 'Better Way' To Handle Campus Sexual Assault? 2017-09-19T05:22:00.000000000-04:00 Education Secretary Betsy DeVos may be using some compromise plans devised by outside groups as a model for balancing the rights of alleged victims and accused students. Starting School At The University That Enslaved Her Ancestors 2017-09-19T05:04:00.000000000-04:00 NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talked to Mélisande Short-Colomb, whose family was once enslaved by Georgetown University. Now, at 63, Short-Colomb has enrolled as a freshman there. How to Make Every Grade More Like Kindergarten 2017-09-18T06:21:28.000000000-04:00 In his new book, MIT professor Mitchel Resnick lays out a vision for encouraging creative thinking, based on his research into what he calls Lifelong Kindergarten. Since Hurricane Irma, Only Some Students Have Been Able To Return To School In Miami 2017-09-17T17:54:00.000000000-04:00 Miami-Dade Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho discusses the challenges his district faces as 300,000 students try to return to school, many of which are now makeshift shelters or without power. President Trump Set To Meet With Presidents Of Historically Black Colleges And Universities 2017-09-17T17:54:00.000000000-04:00 Several of the HBCU college leaders have refused to participate, while others want to work with the White House. NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Michael Lomax, CEO of the United Negro College Fund, about the upcoming meeting. Small Gift, Big Impact: How A Little Cash Changed Our Readers' Lives 2017-09-17T07:00:30.000000000-04:00 We asked our readers: Was there ever a time when just a little no-strings cash would have made — or did make — a meaningful difference?