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The Brian Lehrer Show

College Confessions: I Can't Afford This

Friday, April 10, 2015

Two college freshmen -- one from Barnard, one from Columbia -- join us to talk about a new forum where students anonymously post stories about the difficulties of paying tuition.

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The Takeaway

School Discipline: When Local Police Call the Shots

Friday, April 10, 2015

An investigation from the Center for Public Integrity finds that schools refer racial minorities and students with disabilities to police at rates much higher than their white peers.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: School Discipline, Silencing Gun Research & Game of Thrones

Friday, April 10, 2015

The Takeaway looks at a new investigation into police in schools, we explore NRA lobbying efforts, and we prepare you for the return of the hit series "Game of Thrones."

More Black, Latino Teens Say They're Online 'Almost Constantly'

Thursday, April 09, 2015

About one-third of black and Hispanic teens say they're online just about all the time, compared with about 1 in 5 whites, a new study says. Experts say smartphones are defining teens' social habits.

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Dear World, Your Grade For Educating Your Children Is ...

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Some people say a new UNESCO report is grounds for an F — 58 million kids still aren't in primary school. But maybe a better grade is A for effort — significant progress has been made.

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A Classic Prep For Parenthood, But Is The Egg All It's Cracked Up To Be?

Thursday, April 09, 2015

It's a rite of passage for teens in sex ed: simulating parenthood by caring for a fragile, or fussy, surrogate — sometimes even an egg. But do egg babies really teach kids the hardships of parenting?

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WNYC News

Columbia 'Confessions' Expose Hunger and Sense of Alienation

Thursday, April 09, 2015

At Columbia University, a Facebook page is sparking conversation about the difficulties of staying in school when you don't have much money.

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Think Tuition Is Rising Fast? Try Room And Board

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Universities are raising food and housing prices faster than inflation.

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

Do You Have What it Takes to Be a WNYC Announcer?

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

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Take an announcer's exam from 1948 to find out if you would have made the cut!
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The Brian Lehrer Show

Collective Bargaining for Higher Education

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

William Herbert and Gary Rhoades discuss collective bargaining and labor relations in higher education.

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Morning Edition

Aspiring Craft Brewers Hit The Books To Pick Up Science Chops

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

As the craft beer industry grows, so are options for learning to brew. More colleges are now introducing degree programs to teach the art and science of beer-making.

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Morning Edition

States Review Laws Revoking Licenses For Student Loan Defaults

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Montana could soon dial back laws that allowed defaulters to have their professional and driver's licenses revoked after failing to pay back debt.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Rand Paul; Collective Bargaining in Higher Ed; Philosophy of Happiness

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Rand Paul's GOP candidacy; Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop on chain stores; collective bargaining in higher ed; the philosophy of happiness; and "Food Babe" vs. "Science Babe."

PRI's The World

Watching Harry Potter in North Korea

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

How Hermione Granger and her problems with essay-writing brought a classroom to life, recalls journalist and author Suki Kim, who taught at an elite school there.

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All Things Considered

Mexican-American Toddlers: Understanding The Achievement Gap

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

A new study finds Mexican-American toddlers are lagging behind their white counterparts.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Merryl Tisch Explains the Education Budget

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Merryl Tisch, the chancellor of the New York State Board of Regents, talks about what the new system of teacher evaluations will look like under the new NYS budget.

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Morning Edition

A New Orleans High School Adapts To Unaccompanied Minors

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

About 68,000 unaccompanied minors from Central America have entered the U.S. in the past year. We check back in with a school in New Orleans that took in 50 of them.

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Morning Edition

New Orleans Educator Dreams Of Teaching Tech To Beat The Streets

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

After the shooting death of one of his students, Jonathan Johnson was inspired to create a school that gives low-income students practical skills to compete in high-tech fields.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Teacher Evaluations; Rolling Stone's Retraction and Tavis Smiley

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Board of Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch; Rolling Stone's retraction; Tavis Smiley; David Graeber on anarchy and bureaucracy & Google's head of HR talks about his rules for hiring. 

All Things Considered

Report Shreds 'Rolling Stone' Rape Story, But Many On Campus Have Moved On

Monday, April 06, 2015

A review of a story about an alleged rape is the latest in a long saga for the U. of Virginia. The fraternity implicated in the story plans to sue; advocates say fewer rape victims are coming forward.

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