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Meet the Teachers Crazy Enough to Teach Middle School

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Sure, teacher turnover is higher in New York City middle schools than at elementary or high schools. But for those who stick around there's the potential for a very big payoff.
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Morning Edition

A Child Of Slavery Who Taught A Generation

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Anna J. Cooper was a remarkable student and, later, a legendary teacher and principal of the first public high school for black students.

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Schoolbook

First Person: New Yorkers on Being 12

Thursday, March 12, 2015

WNYC
Twelve is an age when the world starts opening up. Hear these students sound off on topics like bullying, social media, discipline, dating and friendships. It's not easy being 12. 
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Soundcheck

Unlikely Savior For the Music Industry: Your 12-Year-Old

Thursday, March 12, 2015

As the music industry struggled to keep older buyers and fans, it's discovered that tweens are the ultimate renewable resource —  as long as the artists sort of act their age.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The AP's FOIA Lawsuit; the Opportunity Gap; More on Common Core

Thursday, March 12, 2015

The AP files a FOIA lawsuit against the State Department; inequality is causing the "American Dream" to fall apart; more on Common Core & the racist behavior of SAE members in Oklahoma.

Why Some Schools Serve Local Food And Others Can't (Or Won't)

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

A survey found that 36 percent of U.S. public schools bought food from local farmers during two recent school years. But a slightly greater number of schools served no local food at all.

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Schoolbook

Find 'Hidden Gems' Among NYC Middle Schools

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

A few middle schools get a massive number of applications every year, as if they were the only good options. WNYC unearthed a handful of schools with strong reviews but few applicants.
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The Brian Lehrer Show

Science Is Cool!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

"Carmelo the Science Fellow" taught elementary school for 17 years before striking out on his own to make science programs for kids. Some parents of old students called to cheer him on.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

What To Do With Failing Schools

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Chalkbeat New York reporter Patrick Wall talks about the city's School Renewal program, which seeks to turn around failing schools, rather than close them.

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All Things Considered

The Teenage Brain: Spock Vs. Captain Kirk

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Adolescents get a bad rep for being irrational. The bad news: It's kinda deserved. The good news: Teen brains come equipped with an internal Mr. Spock, trying to keep them safe.

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2 Oklahoma Students Seen In Racist Fraternity Video Apologize

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The men were in a video of Sigma Alpha Epsilon members singing a racist chant. They have apologized, with one of the now-former fraternity brothers saying he had learned "a devastating lesson."

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Schoolbook

This Is a 12-Year-Old Brain on Peer Pressure

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Researchers say 12-year-olds were twice as likely to run a light if their friends were watching. Our Being 12 series looks at the science behind adolescents’ dubious decision-making. 
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The Brian Lehrer Show

Hillary's Emails; Corrections Officers on Reform & 'Carmelo the Science Fellow'

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Hillary Clinton's emails; issues and Rikers; the city's School Renewal program; the costs of hosting a major sporting event like the Olympics and "Carmelo the Science Fellow."

All Things Considered

Frat Banned At Oklahoma University Is Familiar With Controversy

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

A 2013 investigation found 10 people died in events related to the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Bloomberg reporter John Hechinger about SAE's troubled history.

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All Things Considered

SAE Fraternity Banned From University Of Oklahoma

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Sigma Alpha Epsilon members have until midnight Tuesday to leave their fraternity's campus house after a video surfaced showing several members singing derogatory racial language.

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University Of Oklahoma Expels 2 Students Seen As Leading Racist Chant

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

University of Oklahoma President David Boren said their actions at a fraternity event "created a hostile learning environment for others."

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The Takeaway

Goodbye Homework, Hello Playtime

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

As another elementary school abolishes homework, a debate is reignited over whether young students benefit from homework. 

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Photos: From Grace Jones to Toni Morrison, Little Girl Dresses Up Like Black Heroines

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Many African-American parents try to extend black history lessons beyond February. One family has turned an experimental photo shoot into an effort to bring this history to life for their daughter.

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Morning Edition

Oklahoma University Cuts Ties With Fraternity After Racist Video Posted

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

The University of Oklahoma has given members of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon until midnight to move out of their fraternity house. A video surfaced of members singing and using a derogatory racist chant.

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Schoolbook

Middle School: A 'Hot Mess' of Distractions

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Seventh graders make for curious but easily distracted students. Our Being 12 series looks at the crucial age where teachers and hormones battle for kids’ attention.
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