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The Largest For-Profit College Shutdown In History

Monday, April 27, 2015

Students say goodbye to Corinthian Colleges ... but not necessarily to their debt.

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Schoolbook

Maybe the Only Poem About the Long Island Rail Road (and More From Tiny Poets)

Monday, April 27, 2015

They might not be able to spell, but these first graders from Ms. Marisa's class at PS 859 in Manhattan are fast becoming wee Wordsworths.    
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Morning Edition

In Texas, Questions About Prosecuting Truancy

Monday, April 27, 2015

Chronic, unexcused absence from school in Texas often sends students and parents to adult criminal courts.

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Schoolbook

Alternatives to Suspension: Inside a 'Restorative Justice' High School

Monday, April 27, 2015

WNYC
Chancellor Carmen Fariña is urging schools to try restorative justice practices in order to reduce suspensions. What does that look like?  At one school, it means much more talking.
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Schoolbook

Addressing Student Behavior with a 'Restorative Justice' Circle

Monday, April 27, 2015

WNYC
A look inside a high school that has used mediation and other techniques to change the culture of the school community, and sharply bring down suspension rates.
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Schoolbook

#ThisIsNotATest. But It is An Assignment.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Pencils down. The state tests are over. Now we want to hear some of the other skills and achievements that should get some recognition.
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What If Students Could Fire Their Professors?

Sunday, April 26, 2015

A bill in the Iowa state Senate would rate and fire professors based solely on student evaluations. Research suggests that's not such a good idea.

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Schoolbook

How to Choose the Right College

Friday, April 24, 2015

It's deadline time for students accepted to college for the fall. A high school senior and a college advisor share their views on choosing the right school.
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The Brian Lehrer Show

NJ Teacher's Union Shuts Down Talks with Christie

Friday, April 24, 2015

New Jersey's largest teachers union cancels talks with Governor Christie about pension reform.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Dr. Oz Dilemma: Influence and Unorthodox Opinions

Friday, April 24, 2015

Dr. Oz is under scrutiny by a group of doctors who are calling for his dismissal as vice-chairman of Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons. 

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Uncomfortable Conversations: Talking About Race In The Classroom

Friday, April 24, 2015

H. Richard Milner's new book helps educators understand how to incorporate talk of race, class and inequality into their lessons.

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TED Radio Hour

How Can Kids Help Parents Manage Their Family?

Friday, April 24, 2015

Parents help their kids manage their lives. But according to Bruce Feiler, it can work the other way around. It just takes a little insight drawn from Japanese computer programming principles.

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Schoolbook

Radio Rookies Remembers One of Their Own: Keith Tingman

Friday, April 24, 2015

The radio story Keith Tingman reported when he was just 15 has helped young people with parents in jail. That is part of Keith's legacy, in a life that ended too soon.
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Schoolbook

New York Grants Extension for Teacher Evaluation Phase-In

Thursday, April 23, 2015

WNYC
The chancellor of the New York Board of Regents steps in and postpones by a year Gov. Andrew Cuomo's plan to enact new teacher evaluations by this fall. 
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She Got 80,000 Girls To Attend School And Won A $1.25 Million Prize

Thursday, April 23, 2015

A harsh encounter in an Indian village inspired Safeena Husain to found a group called Educate Girls. And now she has been honored with a Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship.

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To Get More Students Through College, Give Them Fewer Choices

Thursday, April 23, 2015

A new book recommends simplifying community college pathways to help more students graduate.

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WNYC News

Report: Latino Kids in New York City Have it the Hardest

Thursday, April 23, 2015

New statistics show Latino children in the city, more than any other group, are living in serious poverty and failing to graduate high school.

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Could It Be? Researchers Find A Hiring Bias That Favors Women

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

A new study shows that universities have a 2:1 preference for hiring women for STEM tenure-track positions.

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Schoolbook

Opinion: All of My Special Education Students Are Ready for State Tests

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

A teacher at a Success Academy charter school makes the case that her network's approach helps even the most challenged students achieve results.  
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Schoolbook

Some NYC Parents Question State Testing's Motives

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

On the eve of the state math test, some parents of New York City public school students are choosing once again to opt out.
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