Eric Westervelt

Eric Westervelt appears in the following:

Teacher Shortage? Or Teacher Pipeline Problem?

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

As schools reopen across the U.S., some regions are having trouble finding enough teachers to fill vacancies. But others see a big disconnect between training and the needs of districts.


'Disrupting' Tech's Diversity Problem With A Code Camp For Girls Of Color

Monday, August 17, 2015

The group Black Girls CODE holds summer boot camps that teach basics of app design and development. The nonprofit aims to inspire more girls to reach for a career in high-tech.


As 'Sesame Street' Heads To HBO, Will Low-Income Kids Lose Out?

Thursday, August 13, 2015

For parents and educators, that's a big question. Since 1969, the show has played a big role as an educational service with a mission to serve the underprivileged.


Play Hard, Live Free: Where Wild Play Still Rules

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

A California playground embraces the value of wild play.


Measuring The Power Of A Prison Education

Friday, July 31, 2015

Inmates who took college-level courses while in prison saw a 16 percent drop in their risk of reincarceration.


At Age 3 — Transitioning From Jack To Jackie

Saturday, July 04, 2015

What would you do if your 3-year-old son told you assuredly that he wanted to be a girl? An Oakland, Calif., couple told their child it was OK, and sad, sad boy became a joyful little girl.


The Grateful Dead, 'Truckin' Into The Sunset

Saturday, July 04, 2015

The Grateful Dead play their final shows at Chicago's Soldier Field this July 4 weekend. NPR's Eric Westervelt reflects on how the Dead disrupted the musical and business norms of the industry.


A Phys Ed Teacher Battles Tight Budgets And Childhood Obesity

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Mindy Przeor founded an after-school program in Mesa, Ariz., to get elementary school kids up and running.


Test Preppers, Take Note: Free SAT Study Tools Could Signal Sea Change

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

The College Board has announced a unique partnership with Khan Academy to make prep materials for the SAT college-entrance exam available for students.


Exploding Myths About Learning Through Gaming

Monday, June 01, 2015

A central misunderstanding, Greg Toppo writes, is that video game-based learning is somehow "easier." Often, he says, it's hard work, but students love the challenge.


The Future Of Education: Truths, Lies And Wishful Thinking

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Video games will not save education and other misconceptions about where schools are headed.


Las Vegas: Betting On New Teachers But Coming Up Short

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

The crowded and fast-growing district is facing a severe teacher shortage.


What Happens In Vegas Includes Crowded, Struggling Schools

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Teachers, students and administrators are stretched thin by serious overcrowding. The city could add 32 schools tomorrow and every one would be filled to capacity.


In New Orleans, A Second-Chance School Tries Again

Friday, April 17, 2015

Crescent Leadership Academy has a checkered reputation, but a new principal is trying to do right by some of the toughest — and most troubled — kids in the city.


Senators Try To Revise No Child Left Behind — A Few Years Behind

Monday, April 13, 2015

Tuesday, senators begin working out the details of a bipartisan update to the No Child Left Behind education law. The proposed revision would give states more control over school accountability.

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The Value Of Wild, Risky Play: Fire, Mud, Hammers And Nails

Friday, April 03, 2015

A new short documentary on an adventure playground in Wales explores "the nature of play, risk and hazard."


Astronaut Twins To Separate For The Sake Of Space Travel

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Astronaut Scott Kelly has arrived at the International Space Station on a yearlong mission. He and Mark Kelly, his twin and fellow NASA astronaut, will take part in experiments comparing their health.


Learning To Move, Moving To Learn: The Benefits Of PE

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Dr. Gregory D. Myer says schools need to do more, not less, with physical education. Not just for their health, but because it affects their academic performance.


Six Things We Learned At South By Southwest EDU

Sunday, March 15, 2015

At the annual event in Austin, Texas: Big data, privacy, physics and the power of Twitter.


Where Have All The Teachers Gone?

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Enrollment at teacher training programs is down in many parts of the country, raising fears of a looming teacher shortage.