The Hidden Brain podcast explores the connections between students and teachers. It turns out finding things in common between pupils and instructors could be a tool for closing the achievement gap.
The indictment stems from a July incident in which a group of white men in Confederate flag-adorned pickup trucks verbally clashed with black partygoers. Some of the confrontation was caught on video.
The New York Giants dedicated their Sunday night win over the San Francisco 49ers to Fells, who is in the hospital suffering from a MRSA infection.
A debate over academic freedom of speech sparked in summer 2014 when the University of Illinois rescinded a job offer to a professor over a controversial set of tweets about the Israel-Gaza conflict.
The winner of this year's Nobel prize in Economics, Angus Deaton, is a microeconomist at Princeton with a talent for explaining consumer behavior and the effects of welfare on poverty.
The Valley Fire leveled hundreds of homes and businesses in the small community of Middletown, Calif. School is helping students and educators alike make it through the recovery process together.
Twitter is expected to lay off workers, on the heels of announcing its new CEO. What do Twitter's recent struggles say about the company — and Silicon Valley in general?
Registering to vote in Kansas requires proof of U.S. citizenship. This requirement has produced a large list of would-be voters. Now, one official wants that list purged — and a fight has followed.
The cost of a hotel room is up — a lot. Recently, prices have leapt nationwide at triple the rate of inflation. Even some business travelers are turning to peer-to-peer rentals to escape the prices.
Nearly 100 people died in bombings targeting a peace rally this weekend in the capital of Ankara. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has laid the blame for the attack with the Islamic State.
The former senator discusses the New Hampshire Problem Solver Convention, as well as his work with No Labels to end what the group calls a hyperpartisan atmosphere in politics.
The Problem Solver Convention, held by the group No Labels, gathered in Manchester, N.H., on Monday. Eight presidential hopefuls, including Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders, headlined the convention. Republicans, Democrats and independents turned out partly to express their frustration, and to see who might manage to fix political dysfunction.
In Milwaukee, an enclosure called the "cell on wheels" is making the rounds at street festivals. Teens can climb in to get a feel for what it would be like to spend time behind bars.
Care to hear four years' worth of the music played on Kmart's loudspeakers? Well, whether or not you do, now you can — on Archive.org. Mark Davis explains why he collected and uploaded the tunes.
Bixiga 70 is a 10-piece band from Sao Paulo, Brazil. The eclectic set of musicians seamlessly fuses cumbia, afrobeat and funk. NPR's Banning Eyre says their instrumental dance songs have earned them a global reputation.
Georgia officials plan to build a bell tower atop Stone Mountain as a tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. It'll stand above carvings of several Confederate war heroes. Opponents call the move insulting.
While Hungarian authorities are transporting some migrants directly to Austria, they are also arresting others for illegal entry — and deporting them after brief court proceedings.
Companies are clamoring for coverage against losses due to hackers. But insurance firms are being selective: The risk involved isn't well understood — and the crimes themselves are evolving rapidly.
NPR's Kelly McEvers interviews Sonia Nazario, author of Enrique's Journey, about her New York Times story on Mexico's campaign to keep Central American migrants from the U.S. border.
A mass shooting came on the first week of classes at Umpqua Community College; this past weekend, families and loved ones held memorial services and funerals for many of the victims.