NPR - Education Colorado School District Switches To 4-Day Week To Save Money 2018-08-14T22:54:02.000000000-04:00 Superintendent Chris Fiedler expects the district will save about $1 million in transportation costs, teaching salaries and district-wide utilities. Lunch Lady Larceny? Cafeteria Workers Allegedly Stole Half A Million Dollars 2018-08-14T13:24:00.000000000-04:00 After Connecticut officials found "irregularities" at two school cafeterias, authorities traced the stolen lunch money back to two unusual suspects: sisters behind the counter. In Defense Of The (Liberal) Arts 2018-08-14T10:20:35.000000000-04:00 What are you going to do with that degree, anyway? How To Make A Civics Education Stick 2018-08-14T06:00:29.000000000-04:00 In the age of fake news, civics learning involves a lot more than reading the Constitution. One teacher says she encourages her students to "question everything." At Supply Swap, A Teacher's Discarded Blackboard Is Another's Blank Slate 2018-08-14T05:07:00.000000000-04:00 Teachers can spend hundreds, sometimes thousands, of their own money on school supplies for their classrooms. In Baltimore, there's a way for teachers to shop for free. Required Reading: Julie Schumacher's New Novel Satirizes Academia 2018-08-13T11:40:35.000000000-04:00 Requiring college students to study Shakespeare might not be hilarious, but a new novel centering on a battle over The Bard is being described as such. Arne Duncan On Dishonesty And Disadvantages In America's Education System 2018-08-13T11:06:35.000000000-04:00 The former education secretary has a new book called "How Schools Work." The first chapter is called "Lies, Lies Everywhere." Ask A High Schooler 2018-08-13T10:06:30.000000000-04:00 Would you go back to high school if you could? Japanese Medical School Admits To Rigging Entrance Exams To Hurt Women Candidates 2018-08-10T16:18:00.000000000-04:00 NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Reuters reporter Elaine Lies about how a Japan medical school deliberately manipulated entrance test scores to decrease the amount of women who attended. 'Lies My Teacher Told Me,' And How American History Can Be Used As A Weapon 2018-08-09T06:00:47.000000000-04:00 James Loewen's 1995 book explained how history textbooks got the story of America wrong. Now, in a new edition, Loewen champions critical thinking in the age of fake news.