Will Huntsberry

Will Huntsberry is a freelance journalist.

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Eugene V. Debs Museum Explores History Of American Socialism

Monday, May 02, 2016

Eugene Debs was the first major Democratic Socialist in American history, running for president five times in the early 1900s. NPR goes on a tour of his home in Terre Haute, Ind., ahead of that state's primary with Benjamin Kite, an avid Bernie Sanders supporter. Kite, one of the home's caretakers, says Debs laid the groundwork for President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the New Deal, and likewise Bernie Sanders may be laying the groundwork for a major shift left in American politics.


Trump Rally Attendee Charged With Punching Protester In The Face

Thursday, March 10, 2016

The accusation comes as the campaign is answering for recent altercations among Trump supporters at rallies.


Republican Party Chairman: 'This Will Be Just Fine'

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

In a battle for the Republican Party's conservative base, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are exchanging heavy blows, with Trump most recently threatening to sue Cruz over a political advertisement.

But in the midst of this fierce contest for the Republican nomination, the party's top official, Reince Priebus, says it's ...


W. Is Back: 6 Quotes From Campaigning For Jeb Bush

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Jeb Bush, the son and brother of former presidents, started his campaign promising voters, "I am my own man." However, Bush's standing in polls has steeply declined, and now he's bringing back his brother George W. Bush for help in a place where George W. is still very popular — ...


Capitol Hill Political Staffers Find Their Zen

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Most weeks, a group of congressional staffers meet to practice meditation on high-stress Capitol Hill. Some keep their regular moments of mindfulness a secret from their coworkers.


Pete's Diner, Where John Boehner Can Be A 'Regular Guy'

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Boehner has eaten breakfast at the Capitol Hill restaurant for nearly 20 years. "All of us call him John-John. None of us call him House speaker, none of us call him by that," owner Gum Tong said.


Omm ... Clinton Goes Zen, Tries Meditation To Get Through Epic Hearing

Friday, October 23, 2015

This post was updated at 11:10 PM on October 24, 2015.

Passing through a human crush of reporters at 10 a.m. ET on Thursday, Hillary Clinton entered a hearing room where she displayed a kind of unearthly stamina, as the only witness during a hearing that spanned 11 hours. ...


The Art Of Panda Diplomacy, First Lady-Style

Friday, September 25, 2015

First lady Michelle Obama took her Chinese counterpart, Peng Liyuan, to visit the pandas at the National Zoo — and revealed the baby panda's new name: Bei Bei.


Charleston Reporters Tell The National Story Of Local Violence

Saturday, July 04, 2015

The staff of hometown paper The Post and Courier feels the emotional toll of covering the church shootings and other traumatic events.


Investigators Probe Fires At 6 Black Churches In 5 Southern States

Monday, June 29, 2015

Authorities are investigating fires that have damaged or destroyed black churches in South Carolina and nearby states following the shooting deaths of nine people at Charleston's Emanuel AME Church.


As More Rural Hospitals Close, Advocates Walk To Washington

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Millions of Americans rely on rural hospitals for emergency medical care. But in the last five years, these facilities have been shutting down more frequently than in previous years. ...


'Sesame Street' Improves School Readiness, Researchers Say

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

A Wellesley College and University of Maryland study finds Sesame Street has a big impact on how well kids do in school. Children who watch the show are less likely to fall behind in later grades.


Dissecting A Frog: A Middle School Rite Of Passage

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

In science classrooms across the country, middle-schoolers will take part in an iconic activity this year: frog dissection.

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True or False? Free And Reduced-Price Lunch = Poor

Friday, January 30, 2015

In the education world, you see this phrase all the time: "free and reduced-price lunch." What's the percentage at a given school? In a given district or state?

It's not necessarily out of concern about who's getting fed. Instead, it's most often used to talk about concentrations of poverty and ...


New GED Test Means Many Have To Start From Scratch

Friday, January 16, 2015

New GED Means Many Have To Start From Scratch

On New Year's Eve, 2013, as people were setting up house parties around the country and Times Square workers were preparing for the ball to drop, a small few were instead rushing to their local GED testing centers. Tyron Jackson, a ...


Big Drop In Students Being Held Back, But Why?

Friday, December 12, 2014

The question of when or whether it's appropriate to hold a child back in school is a heated one among teachers, parents and even politicians.

And a new study is adding some kindling to the debate.

Researchers found that the rate at which kids are held back — in ...


Kids' Drawings Speak Volumes About Home

Monday, December 08, 2014

When children reach 6 years old, their drawings matter.

Not because of those purple unicorns or pinstripe dragons but because of how kids sketch themselves and the very real people in their lives.

In a new study, researchers found that children who experienced chaos at home — including high ...


Is Digital Learning More Cost-Effective? Maybe Not

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Politicians from Jeb Bush to President Obama like to hype the revolutionary power and cost-effectiveness of digital learning, but a new study suggests, in many cases, it is neither more powerful nor cheaper than old-fashioned teaching.

Billions of public dollars have been directed toward digital learning initiatives in recent ...


Inside the Test Prep Industry for NYC Gifted Programs

Monday, June 09, 2014

Families have until June 9 to register for a seat in one of the city's gifted programs. To get this far in the process, many families started at the same place: A test prep center whe...
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