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Eric Westervelt

Eric Westervelt appears in the following:

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 โ€” and drop out โ€” 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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iPads Allow Kids With Challenges To Play In High School's 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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California Teacher Tenure Ruled Unconstitutional

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

A judge ruled Tuesday that California's laws deprive students of their constitutional right to an education.

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High School Band: There's An App For That

Saturday, June 07, 2014

Meet the special needs students with the PS 177 iPad band.

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Rethinking The Commencement Speech Tradition

Thursday, May 22, 2014

On many American campuses has the rise of celebrity speakers, marketing and ideological fights marred the graduation speech tradition? Time for a rethink.

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Ras Baraka Rises To Mantle Of Newark's New Mayor

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

In Newark, the New Jersey city held its first mayoral election since Cory Booker left for the U.S. Senate. Ras Baraka won, and Sarah Gonzalez of WNYC explains how the mayor-elect plans to run Newark.

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As More Speakers Get The Boot, Who's Left To Send Off Graduates?

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

In a string of commencement-speaker dropouts, would-be honorary guests are being pushed out by campus protests. Meanwhile, schools are trying to boost their reputations and promote diverse ideas.

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Struggling To Get Out Of Poverty: The 'Two Generation' Approach

Saturday, April 26, 2014

To help low-income families, some think high-quality early education is key; others argue it's support for parents with job training and education. A program called Career Advance is doing both.

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In Tulsa, Combining Preschool With Help For Parents

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

One nonprofit in Tulsa has flipped the script on preschool. The Community Action Project says its premise simple: To help kids, it says, you often have to help their parents.

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Urban Libraries Become De Facto Homeless Shelters

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

San Francisco's library system has hired a full-time social worker to help find housing and other services for the homeless men and women who've set up camp among the stacks.

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One Approach To Head Start: To Help Kids, Help Their Parents

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

One Tulsa, Okla., nonprofit believes that improving poor kids' prospects also requires preparing their parents for well-paying jobs. The program's director says managing both is a tough nut to crack.

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Some Common Misconceptions About Paying For College

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

When calculating cost, the sticker price is key, right? And aren't federal and private loans pretty much the same? Review some common mistakes people make in assessing the price of college.

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Maze Of College Costs And Aid Programs Traps Some Families

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Over 20 years, the average burden for a four-year college graduate in the U.S. has gone from $9,000 to $30,000. The percentage of students with debt has shot up from about half to nearly 70 percent.

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Teacher Job Protections Vs. Students' Education In Calif.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

A potentially landmark lawsuit goes to trial Monday in California. At issue: whether job protections for public school teachers undermine a student's constitutional right to an adequate education. The students and parents who filed the lawsuit see it as a potential model for challenging teacher protection laws in other states. Unions and state officials say the lawsuit demonizes teachers and has no merit.

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Parents Say School Security Has Increased Since Newtown Massacre

Saturday, December 14, 2013

More than 60 percent of parents with children in kindergarten through grade 5 reported increased security precautions, according to a recent poll. It was the first national survey since the 1999 Columbine tragedy to ask parents how schools reacted to a mass shooting.

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