NPR - Education Gallaudet President Navigates From World Of Hearing To Sound Leadership Of The Deaf 2017-01-21T13:16:00.000000Z Roberta Cordano is the first Deaf woman to lead Gallaudet University, the world's only liberal arts university for the deaf and hard of hearing. Education Department Drops Fight Over School Money 2017-01-19T17:10:00.000000Z A controversial idea falls by the wayside, for now, involving how schools can use federal money for low-income students. School Vouchers, Oligarchy And Grizzlies: Highlights From The DeVos Hearing 2017-01-18T22:12:00.000000Z Donald Trump's pick to lead the Education Department got a grilling on a range of issues, from private school vouchers and charter school oversight to guns in schools. How did she fare? Report Finds More People Over 60 Struggling To Pay Off Student Loans 2017-01-18T21:32:00.000000Z The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau reports that a growing number of older Americans have taken on student loan debt. For those who can't pay, Social Security benefits are being garnished. At DeVos' Senate Hearing, Questions Of Choice, Charters, 'Other Options' 2017-01-17T21:53:00.000000Z President-elect Trump's pick for education secretary faced tough questions during her Senate confirmation hearing. She maintained her strong support for school choice and free-market solutions. Betsy DeVos Appears Before Senate Education Committee In Confirmation Hearing 2017-01-17T21:40:00.000000Z President-elect Trump's pick to lead the Department of Education, Betsy DeVos, appeared before the Senate's education committee Tuesday for her confirmation hearing. She is expected to be asked tough questions about her past support for private school vouchers and for limiting charter school oversig... More People Over 60 Are Struggling To Pay Off Student Loans, Report Finds 2017-01-17T19:24:00.000000Z The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau found the number of people 60 and older with student loan debt has quadrupled in the past decade. Most loans were taken out on behalf of a child or grandchild. Sen. Maggie Hassan: I Will Listen Carefully To What DeVos Has To Say 2017-01-17T13:28:00.000000Z Senate confirmation hearings begin on Tuesday for Betsy DeVos, Donald Trump's pick for education secretary. Steve Inskeep talks to Democratic Sen. Maggie Hassan, who has serious concerns about DeVos. 5 Things To Look For In Betsy DeVos' Confirmation Hearing 2017-01-17T11:02:00.000000Z Donald Trump's nominee for education secretary faces tough questions as her Senate confirmation hearings start. Scholar Initiative Supports College-Bound Former Prisoners 2017-01-16T22:16:00.000000Z NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Danny Murillo and Steven Czifra, former Pelican Bay prisoners who started the Underground Scholars Initiative, a program to help counsel former prisoners going to college.