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Teaching Students To Hear The Music In The Built World

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Cooper Union architecture professor Diana Agrest has influenced generations of accomplished architects. Agrest was one of the first women to teach in the largely male-dominated field.

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On The High School Diploma: A 'Bilingual' Stamp Of Approval?

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Indiana may soon allow high school students to graduate with a 'seal of biliteracy.' Eight other states already do.

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What Can #NOLASCHOOLS Teach Us?

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Michel Martin is hosting a conversation about education in New Orleans, 10 years after Hurricane Katrina sparked a transformation of public schools there. Add your voice at #NOLASCHOOLS.

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Morning Edition

Universities Target MBA Programs Toward Professional Athletes

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Pro football players can earn tens of millions of dollars in a career. Some schools are now catering to current and former athletes to show them how best to manage their money after they stop playing.

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

The Golden Age of the Carnegie Hall Studios

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

WNYC
The Carnegie Hall studios have been transformed, but listen to the voices of those artist who once lived there.
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Schoolbook

Researcher Questions Whether Pre-K Supply Meets Demand in NYC

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

WNYC
A high-profile researcher claims there could be many more families who need full-day pre-k classes than the city thinks, but Mayor de Blasio's administration is confident about its math.
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Morning Edition

New York Teen Gets Accepted To All Ivy League Schools

Monday, April 20, 2015

High school senior Harold Ekeh plans to go to college. He applied to 13 schools — including 8 Ivy League schools. He got into all of them. His family moved to the U.S. from Nigeria when he was eight.

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Morning Edition

Anti-Test 'Opt-Out' Movement Makes A Wave In New York State

Monday, April 20, 2015

Activists say that about 175,000 students refused to take federally mandated tests last week.

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Howard Seniors Look Back On The Soundtrack To Their College Years

Sunday, April 19, 2015

As graduation nears, the four students of The Howard Project share the songs that have carried them through the past four years — from "He Has His Hands On You" to India.Arie's "Beautiful Surprise."

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Falling Through The Cracks: Young Lives Adrift In New Orleans

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Among U.S. cities, New Orleans has the third-highest rate of young people who are neither in school nor working. Craig Adams Jr. is trying not to be one of them.

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All Things Considered

In New Orleans, A Second-Chance School Tries Again

Friday, April 17, 2015

Crescent Leadership Academy has a checkered reputation, but a new principal is trying to do right by some of the toughest — and most troubled — kids in the city.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Brian Lehrer Weekend: Losing Faith, First-Gen College Students & NYC Pizza

Friday, April 17, 2015

Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them: Losing Faith (First) | First-Gen College Students (Starts at 16:01) | NYC's Pizza Evolution (Starts at 36:10)
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Schoolbook

Educators Go Silent on State Tests, More Than Last Year

Friday, April 17, 2015

Concerns about the state tests may be legion, or they may comprise a small fraction of public opinion. We don't know because most educators are too nervous to talk about them.
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The Brian Lehrer Show

Cheryl's Birthday and the Logic of Logic Problems

Friday, April 17, 2015

Dr. Eugenia Cheng helps us find the answer to the math problem plaguing the internet: When is Cheryl's Birthday? Plus she breaks down the logic of logic puzzles. 

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Schoolbook

Testing Period Is a Test of Stamina

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Sitting for lengthy exams is no small task.
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LA Schools To Apple: You Owe Us

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The Los Angeles Unified School District wants Apple to pay up for poorly performing software on its iPads.

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WNYC News

New York City’s Creative Reuse Hub Looks to its Past in Art Show

Thursday, April 16, 2015

A new exhibition traces the history of Materials for the Arts, collector and redistributor of NYC's surplus art materials since 1978.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Despite Demand, Charters Keep Seats Empty

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Despite increased interest in charters schools and the selective, nail-biting application process, records indicate that thousands of seats in New York charter schools go unfilled.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

City Council Budget; Backfilling Charters; Ukraine Conflict; Losing Faith

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Backfilling charter schools; City Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras; Google's EU troubles; historical context on the Russia/Ukraine conflict and one man's story about losing faith & family. 

Schoolbook

Long Island School Districts Confront Sharp Uptick in Test Refusals

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The opt out movement is growing statewide, including in New York City. But Long Island school districts are seeing especially large numbers of students sitting out the tests.
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