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Nancie Atwell Of Maine Wins $1 Million Global Teaching Prize

Monday, March 16, 2015

A teacher who instills a love of books and writing has beaten out 5,000 educators around the world for a global honor.

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Schoolbook

How Compatible Are Common Core and Technology?

Monday, March 16, 2015

WNYC
“People have this fear that if you put technology into a classroom, kids will just be staring at computers,” says a New York City principal, but that's not always the case.
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The Takeaway

Pushing Back Against Common Core

Monday, March 16, 2015

Students, parents and teachers are anxious as schools around the country embark on a new set of standardized tests as part of the Common Core standards.  

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All Things Considered

Amid Rising Concern About Addiction, Universities Focus On Recovery

Sunday, March 15, 2015

The Center for Students in Recovery at the University of Texas is one of a small but growing number of programs catering to former addicts at U.S. colleges and universities.

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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.

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From Afghanistan's Rubble, A Teacher Builds A School Of Ideas

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Amid the obstructionism and violence of Afghanistan, Aziz Royesh has set up a school in Kabul that has won worldwide acclaim.

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Fraternity's Defense Lawyer Not Ruling Out Suing OU

Friday, March 13, 2015

Stephen Jones, famous for defending Oklahoma City Bomber Timothy McVeigh, argues for due process. He says "every student deserves a second chance."

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Athletes Help Cheerleader With Down Syndrome Defy Bullies

Friday, March 13, 2015

Desiree Andrews is a cheerleader at Lincoln Middle School in Wisconsin. She has Down syndrome — and as some hecklers learned last year, she also has the support of her school's basketball team.

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Schoolbook

Being 12: The Year Everything Changes for Kids, Schools, Tech, Bodies

Friday, March 13, 2015

WNYC
Download this special program on why 12 matters so much. It's a "hot mess" of change. Hear straight from New York City kids — and a few adults — on Being 12. 
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Storycorps

StoryCorps Podcast 417: Remembering Wil Smith

Friday, March 13, 2015

Today, StoryCorps remembers Wil Smith, who recorded a conversation with his daughter, Olivia, about being a single dad in college. At the time of this interview in 2012, Wil had just been diagnosed with colon cancer. He died on February 22, 2015 at 46 years old.

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The (Million-Dollar) Value Of Great Teaching

Friday, March 13, 2015

As part of the first Global Teacher Prize, the Varkey Foundation searched the world for an exceptional teacher who will receive $1 million.

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Schoolbook

When Relationships Reign Supreme

Friday, March 13, 2015

WNYC
Déjà Palmer, 12, is spending much more time worrying about friendships and romance, but she also knows she's too young to let dating dominate her life.
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Schoolbook

What a Brand Would Give to Be a Tween Girl’s Friend

Friday, March 13, 2015

As tampon boxes come with comforting factoids and lingerie ads boast “No Photoshop” images, advertisers are crafting a message of female empowerment. And it’s selling. 
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Schoolbook

Judge Rules Teacher Tenure Suit Can Proceed

Thursday, March 12, 2015

A Staten Island judge has found no reason to dismiss a lawsuit by parents challenging the state's teacher tenure system, but the union said it still believes the case is without merit.
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All Things Considered

In Idaho School District, Preschool At Risk Without Federal Funds

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Congress has not reauthorized special assistance for rural communities this year. But to pay for extra programs like preschool, Basin School District doesn't have many other options.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

When Parents Get Drawn Into School Politics

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Protests continue today as parents from all sides of the education debate react to Gov. Cuomo's budget proposals, which would change how teachers are evaluated and students are taught.

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Schoolbook

Parents and Teachers Join Forces Against Cuomo's Education Agenda

Thursday, March 12, 2015

The teachers union and a non-profit group helped organize schools across New York City to protest the governor's plans.
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Ditching The Common Core Brings A Big Test For Indiana

Thursday, March 12, 2015

After dropping the Common Core State Standards and agreeing to write its own end-of-year exam, Indiana's had a rough couple of months.

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On Being

Arthur Zajonc + Michael McCullough — Mind and Morality: A Dialogue

Thursday, March 12, 2015

For several hundred years, much of scientific advance has been about exploring human beings, including their actions and choices, in terms of mechanism — our bodies, our brains, physical processes.

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On Being

[Unedited] Arthur Zajonc and Michael McCullough

Thursday, March 12, 2015

For several hundred years, much of scientific advance has been about exploring human beings, including their actions and choices, in terms of mechanism — our bodies, our brains, physical processes.

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