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Lawmakers Unearth Failures To Investigate Campus Sex Crimes

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

According to survey results released by Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., many American colleges are breaking the law by failing to respond to sexual assault allegations on campus.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Common Core Confusion

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

How the tougher academic standards are affecting teachers and students.

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Volunteer Recap: A Bumpy (And Itchy) Ride Through Tanzania

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Nick Stadlberger, a medical student at Dartmouth, spent a month volunteering at Muhimbili Hospital in Dar es Salaam. The scariest moment, he says, was when he boarded a dala dala bus.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Common Core and the Responsible Carnivore

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

New York Times reporter Javier Hernandez and teacher Trisha Matthew discuss the confusion being created by the Common Core standards in schools. We’ll take a look at the compelling diary written by a Pennsylvania teenager who suffered from cystic fibrosis. Catherine Lacey on her novel Nobody Is Ever Missing. Patrick Martins, founder of Heritage Foods USA and Slow Food USA, on how carnivores can eat ethically and responsibly.

Schoolbook

NYC Chancellor Raises Standards for (Future) School Superintendents

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

New York City's Department of Education is raising the minimum requirements for the job of district superintendent with an eye towards strengthening the chain of command — and supports — running from the top all the way down to individual school principals.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

New York's Teacher Tenure Lawsuit

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Following the California decision against teacher tenure, a New York advocacy group has filed a similar lawsuit. Leslie Brody, Wall Street Journal Greater New York education reporter, talks about the issue and the differences between tenure in the two states.

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How A Text Message Could Revolutionize Student Aid

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

New research suggests that text messages would nudge students to fill out the dreaded FAFSA.

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The Collapse Of Corinthian Colleges

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

The giant for-profit college chain will unwind after the Department of Education cut off its access to federal money.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Kurt Vonnegut, Shakespeare, and No Commercial Breaks

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

In a fictional 1998 series for WNYC, Kurt Vonnegut traveled to the afterlife to interview recently deceased people. Listen to some highlights from the series. Plus: A New York teacher tenure lawsuit mirrors California’s; how the World Cup makes money with few commercial breaks; a playwright’s tips for navigating this summer’s Shakespeare performances; and balancing New Jersey’s budget.

Schoolbook

Teen Accused of Killing Classmate Appears in Family Court

Monday, July 07, 2014

The Bronx 14-year-old's case is likely to proceed quickly now because of his age.

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Schoolbook

'Innovation' Schools Get a Chance to Shake Up the Rules

Monday, July 07, 2014

Dozens of city schools will have the freedom to stray from the rules this fall in the name of innovation.

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What We Don't Know About Summer School

Monday, July 07, 2014

Lots of kids spend part of their vacation at summer school, but there is very little information about what works.

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Schoolbook

Drawing New School District Lines in 'The Lost Peninsula'

Monday, July 07, 2014

In a small section of Jackson Heights sits the 'lost peninsula,' an oddball zone where kids must change schools across district lines twice before the sixth grade. 

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All Things Considered

Chicago Students Enroll As Boys, And Graduate As College-Bound Men

Friday, July 04, 2014

For five years running, 100 percent of the graduating seniors at Urban Prep Academies have won admission to four-year colleges. The schools work to promote positive examples of black masculinity.

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Big Data Comes To College

Friday, July 04, 2014

The exploding field of "learning analytics" raises ethical questions similar to those arising from the recent Facebook revelations.

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High Court Temporarily Suspends Contraception Mandate For Christian College

Thursday, July 03, 2014

The order, which doesn't affect the court's ultimate opinion, drew a scathing dissent from the court's three women.

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All Things Considered

Coaching First-Generation Students Through College

Thursday, July 03, 2014

College coaches may be able to help more first-generation students make it to graduation day.

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Schoolbook

Opinion: Time to Tackle Class Size

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Longtime advocates for smaller class sizes say now is the ideal time for the city to live up to its 2007 commitment to bring down the number of children in every grade level.

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The Takeaway

The Final Push to Graduation

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Danielle Motindabeka has overcome incredible odds to succeed in the United States—she has learned English and made a home here. She tried very hard to graduate high school, and the last test she needed is one she's failed three times.

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The Return Of The One-Room Schoolhouse

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

"Hyper-local micro-schools" bring the tiny school into the digital age.

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