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President Barack Obama at Georgia Tech

Watch Live: President Obama Speaks At Georgia Tech At 1:30 p.m.

President Barack Obama will speak at Georgia Tech during a brief visit to Atlanta Tuesday at 1:30 p.m.

The Teacher Who Believes Math Equals Love

What makes a great teacher great? That's the question at the heart of 50 Great Teachers, from the NPR Ed Team. Sarah Hagan has a passion for math, and the pi-shaped pendant to prove it.

Proper Sanitary Pads Are Keeping Girls In School

How do you cut the school dropout rate for girls in a remote pocket of Uganda? And how do you create jobs for village women? The answer to both questions: sanitary pads.

Math Love, Game-Based Learning, And More From NPR Ed At #SXSWEdu

It's not quite as glamorous as the way our colleagues at NPR Music do it, but this week, the NPR Ed team will be heading down to Austin, Texas for the

Why Some Parents Are Sitting Kids Out Of Tests

Meet Jenni Hofschulte, the 35-year-old mom who's one of the parents leading the charge against testing in Milwaukee.

Segregation Rises In Savannah-Chatham Public Schools

When the Civil Rights-era desegregation order on Savannah-Chatham public schools was lifted in 1994, 11 schools were still considered segregated. Today, that number is 26. Savannah Morning News education reporter Jenel Few explores why in a series that will wrap up this weekend.

The Legacy Of Booker T. Washington Revisited

Let's face it, Booker T. Washington has a serious image problem. He was perhaps the most influential black man in America during the late 1800s, but is often remembered today as being subservient, a sellout even.

Thousands Of Words: Using Cameras To Promote Literacy (PHOTOS)

Every kid loves the mystery of an unopened box. On a recent morning, there were mysteries on most of the tables in the library at LH Williams Elementary School. Each one was guarded by an adult. At each of the tables were three or four fifth graders.
APS Beverly Hall

Legal Team Confirms Death Of Former APS Superintendent Beverly Hall

Beverly Hall, the former superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools charged in a cheating scandal, has died. Hall's attorney J. Tom Morgan confirmed her death Monday. They say she passed away in the morning. She was 68 years old.
Beverly Hall

Multiple Outlets Report Former APS Superintendent Beverly Hall Has Died

Multiple outlets are reporting that former Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Beverly Hall has died.