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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.  

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: The New Politics of Benghazi, Botched Executions, and What it Means to Be a 'Good Guy With a Gun'

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

1. Capture of Benghazi Ringleader Ignites New Political Drama | 2. Should the U.S. Look to Iran for Help with Iraq? | 3. Despite Botched Executions, Georgia Inmate Put to Death | 4. The Challenges of the 'Good Guy With a Gun'

All Things Considered

Philly Schools Teeter On Brink Of Layoffs, Struggling For Funding

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Philadelphia's school district once again needs tens of millions of dollars to avoid layoffs. With just a few weeks left before the district approves a new budget, school leaders are asking the city, the state and labor unions for help filling a $96 million budget hole.

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All Things Considered

Study Delivers Failing Grades For Many Programs Training Teachers

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

The NCTQ study is the second in two years that argues that schools of education are in disarray.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Starbucks Gets Into Higher Ed

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Starbucks has announced a partnership with Arizona State University to help employees finish their degrees through online courses. Anya Kamenetz of NPR's new education team, and author of Generation Debt: Why Now is a Terrible Time to be Young (Riverhead Trade, 2006), talks about the deal and what it means for Starbucks, their workers, and the future of higher education.

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Morning Edition

City Council In Sweden To Decide The Fate Of Homework

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Local officials argue that students there should be able to learn everything they need during school hours.

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WNYC News

Blocking the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

WNYC

The city's harsh school discipline code is enforced by safety agents who work for the police department — and exacerbates tensions between police and the community they serve.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

A Different Spin on Things: Leslie Gelb; R.A. Dickey

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

As Iraq dissolves into chaos, Leslie Gelb, the president emeritus of the Council on Foreign Relations and a Daily Beast contributor explains his idea for how the country could be split along sectarian lines. Plus: Starbucks announced plans to pay for its employees’ online education at Arizona State University; and The Mets’ former all-star knuckleballer and Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey on his new children's book, which has an anti-bullying message.  

Can Schools Solve The Tech Industry's Pipeline Problem?

Monday, June 16, 2014

It might be time to change the message on STEM.

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The Takeaway

Starbucks Offers Free College Education to Workers

Monday, June 16, 2014

Is the ultimate job perk a college education? Starbucks has announced that it will provide a free online college education to thousands of its workers, without requiring that they remain with the company.

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Is Educational Change Coming For Native Americans?

Monday, June 16, 2014

President Obama is promoting new initiatives to improve education for Native American students. Ahniwake Rose, executive director of the National Indian Education Association, has the details.

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Starbucks Will Pay For Employees To Complete College

Monday, June 16, 2014

An online bachelor's degree from Arizona State University for every barista.

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Schoolbook

Award-Winning Principal Opens School as an 'Act of Desperation'

Monday, June 16, 2014

A New York City principal was recognized this month with a public service award, a honor she found somewhat unsettling: "It’s very difficult for me to feel this sense of specialness for getting an award for doing the things that I think I’m just supposed to do."

 

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How Trauma Affects The Brain Of A Learner

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Science may be able to help schools combat the adverse effects of poverty.

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Transcending Music In A Special High School Band

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Music's power to transform lives has been noted by ancient poets and modern-day neuroscientists. Our correspondent saw this in action at a New York school for students with disabilities.

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Congressman Pushes Income-Based Student Loan Plan

Sunday, June 15, 2014

A plan to pay down student debt with taxes on the wealthy failed this week in the Senate. Rep. Tom Petri, R-Wisc., tells NPR's Rachel Martin about another plan he's been pushing for years.

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All Things Considered

A Campus Dilemma: Sure, 'No' Means 'No,' But Exactly What Means 'Yes'?

Friday, June 13, 2014

There are about as many definitions of consent as there are colleges — a problem for schools grappling with how to handle sexual assault. Turns out the easy part is covering what's not consensual.

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