Streams

 

Education

Schoolbook

De Blasio Promises Smoother Path for Special Needs Parents

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Pressure from families and state lawmakers has led the mayor to promise to change the way the city refunds special-needs families who send their children to private and parochial programs. 

Read More

Comments [2]

All Things Considered

To 'Immunize' Kids Against Illiteracy, Break Out A Book In Infancy

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The American Academy of Pediatrics is recommending that parents begin reading to their children early, even to newborns. Professor Susan Neuman, an expert on early literacy development, explains.

Comment

All Things Considered

A 'Major Shift' In Oversight Of Special Education

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Education Secretary Arne Duncan announces new measures for ensuring that students with disabilities are making progress.

Comment

All Things Considered

New Approaches To Discipline Strive To Keep Kids Out Of Jail

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Teen courts and restorative justice are focused on cutting off the "school-to-prison pipeline."

Comment

All Things Considered

Using A 3-D Version Of Rodin's Hands To Understand Anatomy

Monday, June 23, 2014

Dr. James Chang of Stanford University uses hands sculpted by Rodin, together with 3-D technology, to create an experience of augmented reality for his students and surgery trainees.

Comment

Be A Varsity Player ... In Video Games?

Monday, June 23, 2014

A private university elects to make a popular video game into an official varsity sport. Marketing ploy or sign of the future?

Comment

Schoolbook

High School Grad Rates Make Modest Climb in New York

Monday, June 23, 2014

The percentage of New York students who graduated within four years rose but not by much, and state officials said they could do better.

Read More

Comment

Morning Edition

To Boost Attendance, Milwaukee Schools Revive Art, Music And Gym

Monday, June 23, 2014

After years of cutbacks, Milwaukee Public Schools are re-hiring teachers for classes beyond the basics. They are hoping to retain students as well as boost attendance and test scores.

Comment

WNYC News

Yeshiva University Fighting To Survive

Monday, June 23, 2014

WNYC

After years of deficits, the revered institution of Jewish learning is teetering on the brink of insolvency, and now even faculty members are planning to sue.

Comments [2]

All Things Considered

A Former Drug Dealer Gives A Great Defense Of The Liberal Arts

Saturday, June 21, 2014

College programs in prison have become extremely rare, but one alum's story shows how incarceration can truly be reformative.

Comment

The Politics Of The Common Core

Friday, June 20, 2014

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's attempt to drop the Core comes amid a backlash in many states against the academic standards.

Comments [1]

Schoolbook

Tentative Agreement Reached on Changes to Teacher Evaluation System

Thursday, June 19, 2014

If test scores alone lead to a poor rating, teachers could get a temporary pass. Plus, school overcrowding in New York City gets some help from lawmakers.

Read More

Comments [1]

Free College For All: Dream, Promise Or Fantasy?

Thursday, June 19, 2014

The movement for free tuition is growing. Time to look a gift horse in the mouth.

Comment

Schoolbook

School Counselor Relies on Message That Worked for Him

Thursday, June 19, 2014

A counselor for high school students with attendance issues says he hammers his message home, again and again: "This is something you can change. So get on your grind and go hard. You’re here for a second chance."

Read More

Comments [1]

The Leonard Lopate Show

Parks, Maps, Education, and Human Rights

Thursday, June 19, 2014

On today’s show: Michael S. Roth, the president of Wesleyan University, defends the value of a liberal education in today’s world. We’ll take a look inside the cut-throat business of antiquarian map collecting and a startling criminal case of theft. Find out how Frederick Law Olmsted virtually created the field of landscape architecture. And we’ll talk about some films at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival—a look at the Abiola family and their role in Nigeria’s independence, and a series of documentaries smuggled out of war-torn Syria that reveal the chaos its people are forced to live in.

The Leonard Lopate Show

Wesleyan University President Champions Liberal Education

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Michael S. Roth explores the long-running debate over vocational vs. liberal education and argues that liberal education cultivates individual freedom, supports civic virtue, and instills hope for the future.

Comments [11]

WNYC News

No Public Record of Cuomo and Charters

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

WNYC

WNYC's Freedom of Information request yields no clues about how or why the governor's March appearance at a pro-charter school rally came about. The event helped crystallize the opposition to Cuomo from progressives in his own party.  

Comments [1]

Kids In Juvenile Detention Face Risk Of Violent Death As Adults

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Young delinquents are much more likely than their peers to die violently as adults. And girls are at particular risk. Lack of access to preventive care is partly to blame, researchers say.

Comment

Schoolbook

Opinion: Blaming Tenure May Be Free But it's a Cheap Shot

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

A local teacher weighs in on the recent ruling against tenure rules in California, arguing that there are bigger challenges than tenure putting low-income students at a disadvantage.

Read More

Comments [7]

Schoolbook

NYC Schools Wrestle with 'Bad Math' on Trailer Count

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The city's Department of Education is vowing to remove hundreds of trailers from its public schools within the next five years. But critics are dubious, in part because the city doesn't even know how many students are using those trailers.

Read More

Comments [1]