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Eric Westervelt

Eric Westervelt appears in the following:

50 Great Teachers: Socrates, The Ancient World's Teaching Superstar

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

It's been 2,400 years since he taught his last class, but the teaching method Socrates created, and that bears his name, lives on today.

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A New Orleans Family's Lives Changed In An Instant

Sunday, October 26, 2014

A stray bullet took 5-year-old Kyle Romain's sight. His mother fears the violence in her neighborhood will continue: "There's no hope. These little boys are just trigger-happy and gun-crazy."

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A New Orleans Charter School Marches To Its Own Tune

Monday, October 13, 2014

As part of our series on the education revolution underway in the Crescent City, we profile a new, independent arts-centered charter that's struggling to put down roots.

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Digital Natives, Except When It Comes To Textbooks

Friday, October 10, 2014

Textbook prices are high and rising, yet one obvious alternative to paying for paper — the e-textbook — just hasn't caught on, even with a new, digital-savvy generation of students.

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Q&A: The Mis-Education Of African-American Girls

Thursday, September 25, 2014

A new report digs through the research and finds a daunting list of challenges facing black girls in the classroom.

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Q&A: Dana Goldstein, Author, 'The Teacher Wars'

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Testing, tenure, pay, standards, business influence, poverty and inequality — the big education issues have been with us a long time, says a new book.

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The Myth Of The Superstar Superintendent?

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Superintendents make almost no difference when it comes to student success, according to a new report.

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Where The Wild Things Play

Monday, August 04, 2014

What makes a great adventure playground? Among other things, lots of freedom, stuff to build ... and a zip line.

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Lessons In Manhood: A Boys' School Turns Work Into Wonders

Sunday, July 27, 2014

At the East Bay School for Boys, teachers try to channel students' frenetic energy into resilience and creativity. They call shop class "work," and emphasize softer skills like empathy.

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What Makes This Fight In Gaza Different From The Others?

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Anne Barnard from The New York Times talks with NPR's Eric Westervelt about the differences between the current explosion of violence in Gaza and previous ones.

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Violence Spikes Anew In Iraq, As Islamic State Looks To Expand

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Bloodshed is escalating in Baghdad as the militant group known as the Islamic State seeks to expand its territory in Iraq. NPR's Eric Westervelt talks to reporter Alice Fordham in Erbil about life under the rule of the radical Islamic group.

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What It's Like To Own Your Very Own Harrier Jump Jet

Sunday, July 27, 2014

The Harrier Jump Jet is known for vertical take-offs and landings. It also has an accident-prone track record, but that didn't dissuade one pilot from buying his dream plane.

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Veterans Advocacy Group Puts Corinthian Colleges On Blacklist

Sunday, July 27, 2014

This past week, a group called Student Veterans of America announced a list of for-profit colleges that they claim are recruiting vets while simultaneously closing and selling off campuses. NPR's Eric Westervelt speaks with SVA president D. Wayne Robinson.

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Sorry, Lucy: The Myth Of The Misused Brain Is 100 Percent False

Sunday, July 27, 2014

The new Scarlett Johannson movie, Lucy, is based on the idea that most people only use only 10 percent of their brains. As it turns out, that idea is completely untrue — but it's oddly persistent.

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Q&A: A Union Leader On Tenure, Testing And The Common Core

Friday, July 11, 2014

The American Federation of Teachers holds its annual meeting this weekend. Its president, Randi Weingarten, talks with NPR Ed.

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From Calif. Teachers, More Nuanced Views On Tenure

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Some teachers say they want to preserve tenure, but add that it's time for a look at the rules.

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Giving Boys A Bigger Emotional Toolbox

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Boys are suspended — and drop out — at higher rates than girls. An Oakland, Calif., educator is trying to change that.

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A High School Band Where Everyone's Voice Can Be Heard

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

One music teacher has used tablets to change life for students at a New York school. The members of the school's orchestra have learning disabilities. For some, the band has opened up their world.

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The Woes Of The World Cup Fans Far From Home

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

It isn't easy being a World Cup fan in a country where spouses and bosses just don't understand soccer. WNYC's Jim O'Grady reports that some immigrants with World Cup fever in the U.S. must go to great lengths to catch their home country's games on TV.

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iPads Allow Kids With Challenges To Play In High School Band

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

On the surface, the PS 177 Technology Band looks like a typical high school orchestra. But there are two big differences.

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