Jun 27, 2013
High school students in New York City are tackling the problem of kids skipping school.
Jan 1, 2013
Educators continue to experiment -- trying to find formats that engage kids and help prep the workforce of the future. One new private school near Minneapolis offers a particularly "Minnesota"-style approach.
Sep 19, 2012
The seven days that schools were closed in Chicago felt more like an eternity to parents who had to find childcare during the teacher strike. Kai checks in with Sheila Coleman, whose 12-year-old daughter was actually happy to return to school Wednesday.
Sep 5, 2012
A trip to the airport paid off for former technology teacher Chris Bjuland.
Aug 27, 2012
A language arts teacher in Minnesota describes the anxiety that comes with every new school year -- wondering if she will have a job.
Aug 14, 2012
Listener Geri-Ellen Dow heard our Freakonomics segment on paying kids to do better in school, and tried the experiment out on her own son.
Aug 7, 2012
The Poway Unified School district borrowed just over $100 million for building renovations in 2008, but because of a form of creative financing called a capital appreciation bond, the total debt is now adding up to close to $1 billion.
Apr 11, 2012
Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel is moving ahead with controversial plans for a longer school day. That would make Chicago an outlier, because a longer day costs more money -- which most districts don't have at the moment.
Feb 16, 2012
In suburban Detroit, there's a speed limit sign telling drivers to slow down to 25 mph on school days -- but it's a little different than the signs you might be used to seeing in your neighborhood.