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Recent Grade-Fixing Scandals Prompt Closer Scrutiny

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

WNYC
New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña creates a task force to root out academic misconduct after the media shines a spotlight on alleged cheating cases.
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Your Questions About Tattoos, Answered

Monday, August 03, 2015

On July 29, industrial hygienist Monona Rossol discussed the toxic dangers of tattoos. She also took the time to respond to listeners who wrote us on our show page.
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Brian's 180-Second Commentary: Planned Parenthood

Friday, July 31, 2015

Brian delivers a 3-minute defense of Planned Parenthood, saying the undercover videos do not change his perception of and support for funding for the organization.
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Leonard Lopate Weekend: Martin Short, Colin Quinn & The Dangers of Tattoo Ink

Friday, July 31, 2015

Listen back to some of our favorite interviews from the week!
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Richard Dreyfuss on Playing Bernie Madoff: "The Template for Villainy"

Friday, July 31, 2015

During Richard Dreyfuss' interview on the Brian Lehrer Show, he described the process of acting in a miniseries about Bernie Madoff.
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Success Academy Charter Schools Get $8.5 Million Gift

Friday, July 31, 2015

WNYC
A billionaire hedge fund manager gave Success Academy $8.5 million to build new schools.
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Brian Lehrer Weekend: Cecil the Lion, An Immigrant's Story, A Civil War Hero

Friday, July 31, 2015

Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them: Why We Care About Cecil the Lion (First) | An Immigrant's Odyssey (Starts at 23:17) | A Civil War Hero (At 39:17)
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More NYC Schools Tapped to Show Off Work

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

WNYC
Seven more New York City schools will open their doors to visitors in the coming year, now that the chancellor has labeled them "showcase" schools with promising practices to share.
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How Important Is an Art Room Anyway?

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

New York City officials said all schools should have dedicated space for subjects like art or science. But many schools are too crowded to give these subjects a home of their own.
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Cuomo Says He Doesn't Control the MTA

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Speaking Wednesday, Governor Cuomo said the real beneficiary of the MTA's capital plan is the NYC region, not the whole state.
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Port Authority Cool to New Hudson Tunnel Talks

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The agency meant to foster regional cooperation says it needs more information if discussions "are to be fruitful."
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How Squeezed Are the Schools? We May Get a Better Picture

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

New York City's way of calculating available space in its schools has long been a source of frustration. Officials have now agreed to make some changes.
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NYC Invalidates 3rd Graders' Test Scores Amid Investigation

Monday, July 27, 2015

The principal, 49-year-old Jeanene Worrell-Breeden, killed herself soon after testing was completed at Teachers College Community School.
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Translation Services Still Lacking for Some Public School Parents

Monday, July 27, 2015

Despite the availability of interpretation services, some parents who speak languages other than English say they have trouble communicating with the city's school system.
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The Octogenarian Electric Cables That Screwed Up This Week's Commute

Friday, July 24, 2015

Following four days of NJ Transit misery this week, the head of Amtrak came to New York Friday to see first-hand what the problems are.
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Brooklyn Principal Honored for Teacher Buddy System

Friday, July 24, 2015

A principal who won $25,000 plans to pour the money right back into the program she was recognized for, pairing rookie teachers with seasoned veterans. 
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Leonard Lopate Weekend: Penn Jillette, Little Anthony, and the Mysteries of the Universe!

Friday, July 24, 2015

Listen back to some of our favorite interviews from the week. Frank Wilczek on the mysteries of the universe, Penn Jillette is back on Broadway, and Little Anthony, the crooner king.
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BL Weekend: Ta-Nehisi Coates, Exposing Cheaters & Fast Food's New Minimum Wage

Friday, July 24, 2015

Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them: Ta-Nehisi Coates (First) | Exposing Cheaters (Starts at 31:50) | Fast-Food's New Minimum Wage (Starts at 55:17)
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De Blasio Panel Offers Blueprint for School Discipline Reforms

Thursday, July 23, 2015

As New York City moves from suspending students in favor of keeping them in school, change has been uneven across the system. Now, a high-level team outlines what should happen next.
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Report: Charters Lose Funding Advantage vs. District Schools

Thursday, July 23, 2015

WNYC
Charter schools housed in New York City buildings still have a slight financial advantage over public schools but the per-student funding edge is lost when they're in private spaces.
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