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Pre-K Program Seeking Teacher: Must Be Caring

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The city has to find 1,000 pre-k teachers before fall. So at a hiring fair last week, the interviews were fast and furious, and the task was matchmaking.

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High-Performing Charter Schools May Improve Students' Health

Monday, July 21, 2014

People who graduate from high school are healthier than people who drop out. To find out why, researchers looked at whether students who got into top charter schools were avoiding health risks.

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Morning Edition

In Asheville, N.C., Summer Vacation Lasts Just A Few Weeks

Monday, July 21, 2014

Can year-round school spell the end of the "summer slide" for disadvantaged kids?

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Morning Edition

Next To Silicon Valley, Nonprofits Draw Youth Of Color Into Tech

Monday, July 21, 2014

Programs like Hack the Hood try to help young people in Oakland, Calif., find a gateway into the high-tech industry — and out of "dead-end" jobs.

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Schoolbook

NYC Teachers Sharpen Digital Tools for the Classroom

Monday, July 21, 2014

It may be vacation season but hundreds of New York City teachers are spending their summer days brushing up on the latest technology tools for the classroom.

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The Takeaway

Student Pallbearers Serve the Underprivileged

Monday, July 21, 2014

More than 400 students at the all-male St. Ignatius High School volunteer in the Saint Joseph of Arimathea Ministry, a student organization that leads funerals for deceased people who were homeless, financially insecure or without family to give them a dignified burial.

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Q&A: Designing Playful Learning Spaces

Friday, July 18, 2014

An exhibit designer at the Boston Children's Museum says kids are 'natural scientists,' and she wants to create experiences that cater to that.

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Schoolbook

Pro-Charter School Group Spent Nearly $6 Million in Media Blitz

Friday, July 18, 2014

The lobbying group that urged the state to support charter schools spent almost $6 million on advertisements this spring. Backers of the city's pre-k expansion were also heavy spenders.

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Schoolbook

Three 'Secret' Ingredients for a Successful Small School

Thursday, July 17, 2014

What makes the best of the city's small high schools so good? A new report concludes size alone doesn't cut it.

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Schoolbook

Investigators Exonerate School in Fatal Stabbing Case

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Faculty at the Bronx middle school where one student fatally stabbed another did not know about any bullying problems involving the two students, according to a report by the Special Commissioner of Investigation.

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Students React To The Closure Of A Giant For-Profit College

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The for-profit college chain Corinthian Colleges is closing or selling most of its 107 campuses and online programs.

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All Things Considered

Federal Loans Tough To Come By For Community College Students

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Nearly a million community college students don't have access to federal student loans, according to a new report.

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University Of Texas Can Continue Affirmative Action, Court Rules

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

In a case sent back by the Supreme Court last year, a federal appellate court ruled Tuesday that the university's use of race as a factor in admissions is acceptable. Plaintiffs have vowed to appeal.

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All Things Considered

Morals Clauses Prove Controversial For Catholic School Teachers

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Catholic schools are requiring teachers to sign morality clauses, which have gotten some educators fired for marrying same-sex partners.

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The New Yorker: Out Loud

Rachel Aviv on a middle-school cheating scandal.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Rachel Aviv on a middle-school cheating scandal.

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Schoolbook

Calling All Middle Schoolers: City's Summer Programs Still Have Seats

Monday, July 14, 2014

Mayor de Blasio is encouraging families that haven't nailed down all of their summer plans to sign up for a few thousand seats that are still available in summer enrichment programs.

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All Things Considered

For Most Kids, Nice Finishes Last

Monday, July 14, 2014

A Harvard researcher says teens feel their parents prioritize success and feeling good over kindness — and so they do, too.

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Teaching 4-Year-Olds To Feel Better

Monday, July 14, 2014

A big national study of Head Start programs shows that focusing on preschoolers' social and emotional skills can help them better engage in learning.

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Schoolbook

Fatal Stabbing Highlights Persistent Problems at Bronx Middle School

Monday, July 14, 2014

But the problems at Intermediate School 117, where a student allegedly killed a classmate in June, aren't that different from those of any other struggling school in a tough neighborhood.

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Schoolbook

Children of Recruited Teachers Now Face Deportation

Monday, July 14, 2014

A Supreme Court ruling could have devastating implications for the children of New York City public school teachers recruited from abroad.

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