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Eric Westervelt

Eric Westervelt appears in the following:

'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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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."

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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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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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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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