NPR - Education How We Teach English Learners: 3 Basic Approaches 2016-10-23T10:00:02.000000Z U.S. schools are scrambling to teach millions of students who don't speak English. That means more program options and better services. Here's a look at the three most common approaches. For Many Schools The Recession Never Ended 2016-10-22T10:08:02.000000Z A new study of Census and state budget data finds a majority of states spend less on their schools now than they did in 2008. Breakthrough In Strike By Pennsylvania Professors 2016-10-22T00:19:00.000000Z The Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties and Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education reached a tentative agreement on the third day of a walkout. Texas May Be Denying Tens Of Thousands Of Children Special Education 2016-10-21T08:59:00.000000Z Texas school officials have until early November to explain why they placed a limit on the percentage of children enrolled in special education, as a Houston Chronicle investigation revealed. American Academy Of Pediatrics Lifts 'No Screens Under 2' Rule 2016-10-21T04:05:00.000000Z A new policy statement says kids as young as 15 months can learn from media when a caregiver is present and involved. Educators Went To Jail For Cheating. What Happened To The Students? 2016-10-20T10:02:00.000000Z Thousands of Atlanta students were affected by the cheating scandal in which test scores were falsified. Years later, those who remain are now receiving special services. Pennsylvania Professors Go On Strike 2016-10-19T20:55:00.000000Z Faculty members began a walkout Wednesday after contract talks with the state broke down. The striking union represents educators at 14 of Pennsylvania's public universities. Checking Back In On The Barber Who Encourages Kids To Read 2016-10-19T16:50:00.000000Z Our story about the barbershop that takes $2 off haircuts for young readers went viral, so we went back to ask what happened next. Teacher Training As 'Part Theater, Part Sport' 2016-10-18T10:00:00.000000Z Relay, an independent teacher prep program, is growing quickly thanks to its hands-on approach. Is this the future of teacher training? American High School Graduation Rates Reach All-Time High 2016-10-17T21:08:00.000000Z America's high school graduation rate has risen to an all-time high: 83 percent. While the rise is due to increased attention on at-risk students, the uptick also reflects lower graduation standards.