A profound change in educational standards and assessments is quietly underway. Soon, almost every state in the country will have the same demanding standards for what students need to learn.Read more ›
In honor of Ray Bradbury, we're devoting one of our summer reading in-depth segments to the science fiction genre. Bradbury died June 5 at the age of 91. What sci-fi novel or story turned you into a devoted fan?Read more ›
The New York Times' latest story on the death of hockey player Derek Boogaard said he had been addicted to prescription drugs. And he'd gotten many of those drugs by doctor-shopping and buying them on the black market.Read more ›
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Kerri Miller joined MPR News in June 2004 as host of MPR's News' Midmorning and Talking Volumes. Before that she was an award-winning television reporter for KARE 11. She has been a radio and television news reporter since 1981.
Tom Weber has reported on K12 education and served as a general assignment reporter since joining MPR News in 2008. He was a news anchor and reporter for KWMU in St. Louis for more than five years. His reporting has aired on national radio programs, including "Morning Edition" and "Marketplace."
Stephanie Curtis has produced events, daily news shows, documentaries, conferences and call-ins for MPR News. She also was among the pioneering producers who launched The Current. You can hear her discuss movies every Thursday on The Cube Critics.