Eric Westervelt

Eric Westervelt appears in the following:

Hoops By Day, Hops By Night: This Phys Ed Teacher's Got A Secret Brew

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

"Your friends are gonna tell you, 'Your beer is great.' It's another thing for people in the market to actually buy it and drink it," says gym teacher P.T. Lovern, founder of Line 51 Brewing.


Q&A: Blocks, Play, Screen Time And The Infant Mind

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Studies with wooden blocks show "that children who play with blocks learn language better and have better cognition."


Egypt's Citizens Still Wait 'To Breathe Deep The Air Of Freedom'

Saturday, January 03, 2015

Egypt has announced a retrial for three journalists jailed for their work. NPR's Eric Westervelt reflects on the reversal of justice in Egypt since his time covering the popular uprising at Tahrir.


NASA Hopes A Hack Will Overcome Mars Rover's Memory Gap

Saturday, January 03, 2015

The Mars rover Opportunity is getting on in years. It has been on Mars' surface for over a decade, and now it's having memory problems. NASA has come up with a plan to fix it.


Orca Calf Shows Signs Of Whale Midwifery

Saturday, January 03, 2015

A whale researcher has a new hypothesis about orca whales: Whale "midwives" may be assisting births.


How Pete Seeger Revealed The Power Of Music To Me

Saturday, December 27, 2014

The death of Pete Seeger this year has NPR's Eric Westervelt reflecting on how the folk legend convinced him that music could create community and possibly foster change.


'Restorative Justice' A New Approach To Discipline At School

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

In the second of two reports on Restorative Justice, we look at a "harm circle" session with two students who've been in a fight at an Oakland Middle School.


An Alternative To Suspension And Expulsion: 'Circle Up!'

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Oakland's restorative justice program is at the forefront of efforts to rethink school discipline.


Teach For America At 25: With Maturity, New Pressure To Change

Monday, December 01, 2014

Now a fixture on the education landscape, TFA faces new challenges — from inside and out.


Are NOLA Schools Failing Students With Disabilities?

Thursday, November 20, 2014

In New Orleans, 9 in 10 children attend charter schools. But parents and activists say the city's nearly all-charter system is failing many children with disabilities.


Pythagoras' iPhone: Is Listening A Lost Classroom Art?

Friday, November 07, 2014

We began our 50 Great Teachers series with a look at Socrates, which raised a question: Do educators focus enough on teaching students how to listen?


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.


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."


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.