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Sal Khan: Can Technology Help Create A Global Classroom?

NPR | Aug. 15, 2017 12:35 p.m.

Sal Khan turned tutoring lessons with his cousins into a series of free educational videos called Khan Academy. His goal: to make learning accessible for everyone, everywhere.

Health | Nation | Education | Arts

Linda Cliatt-Wayman: What Can We Do To Empower Students Living In Poverty?

NPR | Aug. 15, 2017 12:35 p.m.

As principal of a low-performing school, Linda Cliatt-Wayman's students faced huge challenges. She shares how she transformed her school while providing unwavering love and support for her students.

Business | Books | Arts

Be More Than A Bookstore: A Brick-And-Mortar Shop's Key To Success

NPR | Aug. 15, 2017 10:35 a.m.

Barnes & Noble is experimenting with food, Amazon is replicating its online business and an indie shop aims to be part of the community. Ultimately, they all want to sell more books.

Health | Nation | Arts

After Mastectomy, Young Woman's Tattoo Helps Her Feel Whole Again

NPR | Aug. 14, 2017 5:15 p.m.

Nicole was only 23 when she had a double mastectomy following a breast cancer diagnosis. After she recovered, Nicole got a chest tattoo that symbolized how she wants to live life after cancer.

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Eclipse Of The Arts: 'State Of Wonder' Travels The Path Of Totality

OPB | Aug. 14, 2017 4:30 p.m. | Oregon

"State of Wonder" is traveling across the solar eclipse's path of totality, from Newport to the Ochoco National Forest and many places in-between. Follow the team on this once in a lifetime artistic and cosmic journey.  

Health | Nation | Arts

VIDEO: Where Mastectomy Scars Raged, A Tattoo Garden Blooms

NPR | Aug. 14, 2017 12:26 p.m.

Nicole O'Hara was 29 when she had a double mastectomy after a cancer diagnosis. She chose to cover the scars with a tattoo that blooms like her garden, with apple blossoms, bluebells and heather.

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Netflix, ABC Portrayals Of Autism Still Fall Short, Critics Say

NPR | Aug. 11, 2017 7:23 p.m.

Two new TV series feature main characters who have autism. While some are applauding the fresh take on the disorder, others worry that the shows send the wrong messages.

Nation | Business | Food | Arts

For The Love Of Huckleberries: August Brings Out Hunters Of Elusive Fruit

NPR | Aug. 11, 2017 8:41 a.m.

Every year, lovers of these tart, juicy berries trek into the forests of the Northwest to pick them at great effort. No one's managed to grow them commercially just yet, but their fans keep trying.

Nation | Education | Science | Arts

Tyler DeWitt: How Do We Get Kids Hooked On Science?

NPR | Aug. 11, 2017 7:32 a.m.

When a student complained that science textbooks were boring, teacher Tyler DeWitt got thinking about how he can make his lessons fun. DeWitt recounts his quest to make kids care about science.

Education | World | Arts

Andreas Schleicher: What Are The Keys To A Successful Education System?

NPR | Aug. 11, 2017 7:32 a.m.

Andreas Schleicher created PISA, an exam that compares the knowledge of 15-year-olds from around the world. He says the test can help us understand why some countries perform better than others.


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