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Eric Westervelt

Eric Westervelt appears in the following:

For-Profit Colleges Seeking Veterans' GI Bill Dollars Aren't Always The Best Fit

Friday, January 29, 2016

There are growing calls for leading universities as well as community colleges to do more to attract and serve those who served.

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A History Of The SAT In 4 Questions

Friday, January 22, 2016

The SAT has gone through big changes since 1926. The test reflects the nation's biases and times. Here's our subjective tour of the exam's history — in four questions.

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Adding 'Beauty And Joy' To Obama's Push For Computer Science Teaching

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Fewer than 10 percent of America's high schools offer computer science classes. Educators say just adding courses isn't enough — it will take teachers who inspire.

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'A Bit Of A Montessori 2.0': Khan Academy Opens A Lab School

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

The education nonprofit that pioneered free, online tutoring and lectures is venturing into brick-and-mortar private schools. Is this the start of a two-tier Khan Academy?

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Exploding The Myth Of 'Unengaged' Students

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

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

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How The Heck Do You Pay Off Your College Loans?

Friday, December 18, 2015

It's easy for parents and students to get lost in the college loan and debt jungle. Yet another plan aimed at helping students reduce debt burden takes effect this month. Will it help?

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Low Pay, Long Commutes: The Plight Of The Adjunct Professor

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Adjuncts teach most college courses in the U.S., but it's a job fraught with insecurity and low pay. One adjunct with a particularly tough commute is hoping to foster a community among his colleagues.

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How Poor And Disadvantaged Students Will Fare Under The New Education Law

Thursday, December 10, 2015

When it comes to the success of students in poverty, UCLA's Pedro Noguera says that "schools can't do it alone."

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Before Minecraft, The Blocks Were Made Of Wood

Thursday, December 03, 2015

Don't call it a comeback: Blocks have been here for more than 100 years. Studies have shown they can help build language and cognition skills — and even help teach math.

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What If Every High School Had A 'Justice Program' Instead Of A Cop?

Friday, October 30, 2015

Video of a rough classroom encounter between a black student and a white deputy in South Carolina had us thinking about alternative discipline policies in schools.

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National Test Scores Show Declines In Math For The First Time In Decades

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The latest scores on the National Assessment for Educational Progress were released Wednesday, and math scores are down for the first time in more than two decades. Understanding why is no small task.

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Test Scores Are Falling. Is The Sky?

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The Nation's Report Card came out today, and the news is not good, especially on the math front.

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Will STEM Education Be The Child Left Behind?

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

President Obama talks a lot about the importance of STEM, but advocates worry Congress will set back science education with its rewrite of the federal No Child Left Behind law.

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Higher Ed's Moneyball?

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

How a Florida community college is testing out new tools to boost learning and graduation rates. The key: getting professors access to real-time data on student engagement and performance.

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Meet The Mind-Reading Robo Tutor In The Sky

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

An ed-tech company says its free online platform will revolutionize individualized learning. Skeptics call it digital snake oil.

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'Playboy' To Stop Publishing Nude Images

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

The magazine said it is making the change as a result of competition from the Internet.

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Where The Wild Fractions Are: The Power Of A Bedtime (Math) Story

Thursday, October 08, 2015

A new study published in the journal Science shows that regular use of a specific math-based iPad app significantly improved math performance in elementary school children.

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The Education Secretary's Greatest Hits

Friday, October 02, 2015

A list of the major benchmarks of Arne Duncan's seven years in the Obama Administration — and what they mean for what's coming next.

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The Big New Effort To Revamp College Admissions — Will It Work?

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

A coalition of colleges and universities aims to level the admissions playing field between rich and poor, and to make the whole process more creative, engaging and less daunting.

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Tesla Unveils Its Model X, Complete With A 'Bioweapon Defense' Button

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Tesla says the Model X is the safest and fastest SUV in history. Among its notable features are the "Falcon Wing doors" that lift upward instead of swinging outward — and a price upward of $130,000.

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