Source: Kelcie Pegher

Merging Small, Rural School Districts

Small, rural schools around the country are closing. Our guest says that could actually be a good thing.
Source: Jereme Rauckman

Fighting for ‘Our School’

What's the role of a school in a rural town? We begin our series on rural schools by looking at a state where the fight has been particularly fierce: Vermont.
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How Do We Learn Better: Digital or Print?

Do you understand facts better online or in print? New research has massive implications for teaching in the 21st century.
Source: Marcelino Rapayla Jr.

Theological Schools Feel the Squeeze

Theological schools are straining for cash as they suffer from drops in enrollment over the past few years. Our guest tells us how they are dealing with it.
Source: US Department of Education

The ‘Invisible Tax’ on Teachers of Color

Our guest says the so-called 'invisible tax' on teachers of color leads to burnout at a time when teachers of color are already leaving the profession more quickly than their white colleagues.
The Hadera Desalination Plant in Israel. (Photo: U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv | Creative Commons via Flickr)

Israel: Using technology, engineering to cut reliance on Galilee

Water has been a matter of national security for Israel since the nation's inception. Drought and growth have pushed the country to use desalination, wastewater recycling and other technology and engineering feats to address the demand. But it's a different picture where Palestinians are involved.
A water shortage in Ranila village forces residents to walk more than a mile to get water from a well. The responsibility for fetching water falls heavily on women and girls. (Photo: Stephen Smith)

India: Delivering water by hand

In much of India, getting enough water is a low-tech affair. In some places, women draw water by hand; in others suicide rates among farmers have risen because drought and dropping water tables make their lives difficult.
A 16-year-old former victim of sex trafficking pets her horse on April 6, 2016, at Heartland Girls Ranch in Benson, Minn. (Photo: Jennifer Simonson)

Victims, not criminals: Rebranding teen sex trafficking

The nation is changing the way it thinks about teen sex trafficking. States have decriminalized it for teens and offered help, and some are attacking the demand for commercial sex.
Residents of this Minneapolis neighborhood have been bringing complaints about street prostitution to their representatives, but this community faces the same problem as many others across the country. It’s difficult to address the problem when no one knows how much of the local sex trade is voluntary, how much is pimp-controlled, and how much involves minors. (Photo: Emily Haavik)

Numbers elusive when it comes to trafficking

Estimating the number of human trafficking victims in the United States is notoriously difficult.
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Should Colleges Teach Men How to Be Men?

Should colleges have men's studies majors or men's resource centers? Our guest this week tells us that male college students would get better grades if they rejected stereotypes of hyper-masculinity.