npr Ed We've been to school. We know how education works. Right? In fact, many aspects of learning — in homes, at schools, at work and elsewhere — are evolving rapidly, along with our understanding of learning. Join us as we explore how learning happens.
LA Johnson/NPR

Frozen In Time, Remembering The Students Who Changed A Teacher's Life

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/418599078/418924608" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Students wait outside Everest College in Industry, Calif., hoping to get their transcriptions and information on loan forgiveness and transferring credits to other schools. In April, the school was one of the last Corinthian Colleges campuses to close. Christine Armario/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Christine Armario/AP

Lannie Castagne teaches first grade at Brimley Elementary School. She does monthly reading assessments to make sure her students are on track. Jennifer Guerra/Michigan Public Radio hide caption

toggle caption
Jennifer Guerra/Michigan Public Radio

A Recipe For Success With Two Student Groups That Often Struggle

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/410343829/416910401" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Whaley walks his students back to class from the library. Christopher Gregory for NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Christopher Gregory for NPR

One Teacher's Quest To Build Language Skills ... And Self-Confidence

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/410297143/415537264" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

"Instead of focusing on courses and credits students need to take, we're going to focus on the skills and knowledge they need to have to enter the classroom," says Arthur Levine, the president of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. Cargo/ImageZoo/Corbis hide caption

toggle caption
Cargo/ImageZoo/Corbis

A Vision For Teacher Training At MIT: West Point Meets Bell Labs

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/414980239/415138119" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Sam Venable teaches music at Langston Hughes Elementary in New Orleans. LA Johnson/NPR hide caption

toggle caption
LA Johnson/NPR

Hot Jazz, Cool Teacher: How One New Orleans Man Fosters Greatness

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/413651923/414374901" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Kendrick Lamar visits Brian Mooney's English classes at High Tech High School in North Bergen, N.J., on Monday. Adam Wolffbrandt/NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Adam Wolffbrandt/NPR

A Visit From Kendrick Lamar — Best Day Of School Ever?

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/413966099/414149753" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel focused on disadvantaged youth in Chicago in his inaugural speech after being sworn in to a second term as mayor. Phil Velasquez/Chicago Tribune/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Phil Velasquez/Chicago Tribune/Getty Images

Graduation Rates: Chicago Says It Will Keep Better Track of At-Risk Students

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/413673339/413711367" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
LA Johnson/NPR

Raising Graduation Rates With Questionable Quick Fixes

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/412240568/413318118" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Students sit below a bulletin board of graduation notifications at Scavo Alternative High School in Des Moines, Iowa. Elissa Nadworny/NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Elissa Nadworny/NPR

Guess Which State Has The Best High School Graduation Rate?

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/408521333/413192512" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript