When The News Is Scary, What To Say To Kids

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Bad news tips

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One Reason Rural Students Don't Go To College: Colleges Don't Go To Them

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"People tend to overlook the rural areas," says David Hochstetler, a high school senior in rural Michigan. "I think it's kind of disappointing because some able students could get looked over."

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'I Need A Degree In Order To Move Forward': Why Some Adults Choose College

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About 7.6 million adults 25 and over attended college in 2018. Among them are a mother of four, a Navy vet and a grandmother finishing what she started more than four decades ago.

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PBS KIDS Celebrates Earth Month!!

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All-New Episodes, Games and Activities, Inspiring Families and Educators to Explore the Outdoors

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Does It Matter Where You Go To College?

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Some Context For The Admissions Scandal

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What If Elite Colleges Switched To A Lottery For Admissions?

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What if we just pulled names out of a hat to find out who gets into America's top colleges? K-12 lottery systems might give us an idea about what would happen.

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Celebrate Earth Day and the Arrival of Spring with Themed Programming on PBS and PBS.org

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Throughout April and beyond, PBS will celebrate Earth Day and the arrival of spring with programs that explore topics from the change of seasons in North America to the way scientists and politicians came together to fix the hole in the ozone layer.

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Do You Think The College Application Process Is Fair? Tell Us Your Experience

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NPR wants to talk to college students and recent graduates about their college admissions experience.

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How Admissions Really Work: If The College Admissions Scandal Shocked You, Read This

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There are lots of legal ways that wealthy students get into America's top schools.

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Why The College Admissions Scandal Hurts Students With Disabilities

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"Stories like this are why we continue to see backlash to disability rights laws," one expert said.

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Laptops And Phones In The Classroom: Yea, Nay Or A Third Way?

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We asked teachers, professors, a psychiatrist and a technologist for their thoughts, and we heard a range of opinions on one of the most "weirdly divisive" issues in education.

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How Can You Make the Most of Your Kids' Screen Time?

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There are so many mixed messages surrounding the topic of screen time, and it is sometimes a struggle to make sure that you're making the right choices about when and what your kids watch and play. It helps to remember that digital media is simply a tool, just like books, toys, and art supplies.

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10 PBS KIDS Apps to Download in 2019

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Check out these 10 apps the PBS KIDS team recommends to download for all your kids’ interests.

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Big Bird Basketball

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Score some points with Big Bird while counting and matching numbers. Help our Sesame Street friend step up his game.

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How Do You Teach Kids To Be Honest?

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At St. Claret's School in India, snack time is time for an ethical decision. Students could toss a few coins in the box — or just take the food and walk away.

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