Former Yale employee stole $40 million in electronics from the university : NPR

The former Yale University administrator has pleaded guilty to a long-running scheme to steal electronics ordered for the university and resell goods. Here the shuttle transports students around the campus of Yale University. Yana Paskova / Getty Images hide the caption switch signature Yana Paskova / Getty Images The former Yale University administrator has pleaded … Read more

The House passed a bill aimed at boosting U.S. competitiveness with China : NPR

Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi, California, says the “America COOKES” Act meets the challenges of the 21st century. Evan Teach / AP hide the caption switch the caption Evan Teach / AP Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi, California, says the “America COOKES” Act meets the challenges of the 21st … Read more

When colleges defraud student loan borrowers, executives could be forced to pay : NPR

In a shocking investigation, the U.S. Senate declared the federal student loan program “affected by fraud and abuse.” Her report drew the disdain of commercial trade schools for servicing 22% of federal student loan borrowers, but they accounted for 44% of defaults. “The school keeps money to help students … and the student is left … Read more

A top researcher says it’s time to rethink our entire approach to pre-K : NPR

Dale Faran has been studying preschool for half a century. Yet her latest scientific publication has led her to question everything she thought she knew. “It really took a lot of mental searching, a lot of reading literature to try to think about what were the plausible reasons that could be the reason for this.” … Read more

From slavery to socialism, proposed laws would restrict what teachers can say : NPR

A third-grade teacher teaches in Paradise, New York. Researcher Jeffrey Sachs says that since January 2021, 35 states have introduced legislation restricting topics that can be taught in schools. Mary Altafer / AP hide the caption switch the caption Mary Altafer / AP A third-grade teacher teaches in Paradise, New York. Researcher Jeffrey Sachs says … Read more

Over half of teachers want to leave the profession early, NEA poll finds : NPR

Teachers are gaining momentum for absent colleagues. They cover vacancies. And 55% of them say they will leave teaching earlier than originally planned, according to a survey of its members conducted by the country’s largest teachers’ union. A survey by the National Association of Education, conducted in January, helps quantify the stress facing educators right … Read more

Spoon’s latest album trades electronic instrumentation for raw rock and roll : NPR

Brit Daniel of Spoon tells Ayles Chang of NPR that the band has kept a simple plan for their 10th album: to make a great rock and roll album. AILSA CHANG, HOST: If you’ve been releasing records for almost three decades, even really great records, sometimes you just need to change everything to make everything … Read more

Education Department says DeVry University defrauded students : NPR

About 1,800 former DeVree University students will receive more than $ 70 million in federal student loans from the U.S. Department of Education. J. Pat Carter / AP hide the caption switch the caption J. Pat Carter / AP About 1,800 former DeVree University students will receive more than $ 70 million in federal student … Read more