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Eric Westervelt

Eric Westervelt appears in the following:

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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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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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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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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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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