Eric Westervelt

Eric Westervelt appears in the following:

Trump On Education Department: 'Reverse This Federal Power Grab'

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Our weekly education news roundup: State officials criticize DeVos on student loan protections; and typos torpedo some grant applications for low-income students.

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A Path Out Of Poverty: Career Training + Quality Pre K

Friday, April 28, 2017

A new study on an innovative program in Tulsa, Okla., that links quality Head Start services with job training and parental support shows it's improving the lives of both mothers and their children.

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The Research Argument For NYC's Preschool Plan For 3-Year-Olds

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

New York City's plan for universal preschool for 3-year-olds aligns with a growing body of research showing that the benefits of high-quality pre-K can persist for years.

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Educators On A Hot Topic: Global Warming 101

Friday, April 21, 2017

Thousands of people will participate in Saturday's March for Science. We contacted three experts on teaching and climate change to ask how the event — and its aftermath — can help engage young people.

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ACT UP At 30: Reinvigorated For Trump Fight

Monday, April 17, 2017

Veteran activists who helped make ACT UP and its affiliates a potent force in the fight against AIDS are now helping train activists opposed to the policies of the Trump administration.

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#GrabYourWallet's Anti-Trump Boycott Looks To Expand Its Reach

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Shannon Coulter, the founder of the anti-Trump boycott movement #GrabYourWallet, believes the protest is having a broader cultural impact beyond affecting a corporation's bottom line.

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This Week In Education: DeVos Hires; NY Announces Free College And Free Textbooks

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Federal marshals aren't the only new faces at the U.S. Education Department, we report in our weekly roundup of education news. The other big story: New York State's plan for free college.

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Occupy Activist Micah White: Time To Move Beyond Memes And Street Spectacles

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Micah White co-created Occupy Wall Street. Now he considers the worldwide movement a "constructive failure." In an NPR interview, the author of The End Of Protest says it's time for new tactics.

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Message To 'Resistors' From Occupy Co-Creator: Stop Protesting. Run For Office

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Micah White helped spark the Occupy Wall Street protests that spread worldwide. The activist and writer now says street protest is futile. Progressives, he says, should go rural and run for office.

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'A Day Without A Woman' Protest Calls On Female Workers To Strike

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Wednesday's "A Day Without A Woman" national strike aimed to underscore the collective economic might of women. As part of International Women's Day, organizers asked women to strike from paid and unpaid labor, limit shopping and wear red in solidarity. The economic and political impact of the strike is not yet clear.

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Female Workers Asked To Join In 'A Day Without A Woman' Protests

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

To show the economic importance of women, organizers are encouraging them to take the day off from paid and unpaid labor and not to shop — except at women and minority owned and small businesses.

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Trump's International Policies Could Have Lasting Effects On Higher Ed

Sunday, March 05, 2017

More than a million international students go to college in the United States. But after recent events, and President Trump's policies, recruiters expect numbers to drop.

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Denver Looks For Balanced Approach To School Choice

Monday, February 20, 2017

Denver's innovative approach to school choice gets high marks from parents and pundits. The program also includes rebooting and even closing down under-performing schools, mostly in neighborhoods with some of the most vulnerable students.

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The Mile High Promise, And Risk, Of School Choice

Monday, February 20, 2017

Denver's innovative approach to school choice gets high marks from many parents and pundits. The program also raises questions about the limitations of choice in narrowing access and equity gaps.

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5 Things To Look For In Betsy DeVos' Confirmation Hearing

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Donald Trump's nominee for education secretary faces tough questions as her Senate confirmation hearings start.

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The Higher Ed Learning Revolution: Tracking Each Student's Every Move

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

More colleges and universities are exploring how to better use the trove of data they're collecting on their students to improve teaching and learning.

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Screen Time Reality Check — For Kids And Parents

Monday, December 26, 2016

As technology is increasingly woven into family life, parents struggle to navigate limits without personal experience from their own childhoods to fall back on.

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Students: Colleges Are Tracking You Online. It Can Help You Graduate

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Some campuses are testing new tools that give professors access to real-time data on student engagement and performance.

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How Investing In Preschool Beats The Stock Market, Hands Down

Monday, December 12, 2016

A new study on high-quality early learning programs shows a robust long-term return on investment. The most potent ingredients? Parental engagement and empathy.

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Trump's Pick For Education: A Free Market Approach To School Choice

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Betsy DeVos is the president-elect's candidate for Secretary of Education. The Michigan philanthropist favors a free-market competition and choice approach to school reform.

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