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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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Schoolbook

12 Things to Know About 'Being 12' in New York City

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

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Why does 12 matter? Because that kid you saw on the street or subway is going through major physical and psychological changes, buys a lot and represents the changing face of America. 
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The Numbers Add Up To This: Less And Less Opportunity For Poor Kids

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

A new book and study both show that the ability to rise from poverty to the middle class truly is shrinking. A child without married, educated parents starts life at a huge and worsening disadvantage.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: A Warning to Iran, Homework Vs. Playtime, and Ethan Hawke on Artistic Identity

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

The Takeaway explores a game of international politics playing out on Capitol Hill, a movement to get rid of homework in favor of playtime, and Ethan Hawke drops by.

WNYC News

Hillary Talks Women's Issues, Skips Email Controversy

Monday, March 09, 2015

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Amid email scandal, Hillary turns her focus to women and girls globally.

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Math Love, Game-Based Learning, And More From NPR Ed At #SXSWEdu

Monday, March 09, 2015

We'll be among the teachers, edupreneurs and innovators in Austin.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Chancellor Fariña on Being 12

Monday, March 09, 2015

New York City schools chancellor Carmen Fariña explains why she thinks 7th grade is the single most important grade in a kid’s school life.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Columbia's Lee Bollinger on Free Speech

Monday, March 09, 2015

Columbia University's President Lee Bollinger discusses the university's first freedom of speech awards.

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All Things Considered

The Teacher Who Believes Math Equals Love

Monday, March 09, 2015

NPR Ed is celebrating 50 Great Teachers. Today: The story of a young algebra teacher in Oklahoma oil country, who has taken an unorthodox approach to classroom math.

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Schoolbook

Being 12: The Most Awkward, Essential Year of Our Lives

Monday, March 09, 2015

Between childhood and adulthood, there’s 12. It's an age when New York City kids start taking control of who they are and where they're headed.
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The Brian Lehrer Show

Charges Coming Against Sen. Menendez; Lee Bollinger & Chancellor Carmen Fariña

Monday, March 09, 2015

Federal corruption charges against U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez are imminent; Columbia's Lee Bollinger; affordable housing news; & NYC schools chancellor Carmen Fariña.

Schoolbook

NBC: Young New Yorkers Open Up About Tweenage Years

Sunday, March 08, 2015

NBC New York tees up the Being 12 series with WNYC's Beth Fertig.
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Education May Be Priceless, But A College Degree Isn't

Sunday, March 08, 2015

The four college seniors participating in The Howard Project talk about how they're paying for college, how they make and spend their pocket money and what they expect in their financial futures.

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Learning The Hard Truth About Lying

Sunday, March 08, 2015

Marilee Jones, the former dean of admissions at MIT, inflated her resume and resigned from her position in 2007. Coming back from that kind of mistake can be harrowing — and life-changing.

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