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The Beginning of the End of Teacher Tenure?

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

A Los Angeles judge has ruled that California's teacher tenure and teacher dismissal laws are unconstitutional. Michelle Rhee, founder and CEO of Students First, the organization that funded the challenge to California's teacher tenure laws, discusses the possible national implications of the case.

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Schoolbook

Gates Foundation: Wait to Tie Student Performance to High-Stakes Decisions

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, one of the Common Core's most prominent supporters, has called for more time before student test scores are tied to high-stakes decisions for students and teachers.

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Bill To Allow Refinancing Of Student Loans Dies In Senate

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

The bill was shot down days after President Obama urged Congress to help ease the burden of student loan debt. It would have required a higher tax on the wealthy.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Overturning Teacher Tenure

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

A California judge just threw out teacher tenure, calling it the moral equivalent of segregation. Then the Obama administration quickly embraced the ruling. Hear why.

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Do You Want The Truth, Or Do You Just Like Your Story Better?

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

In her "Can I Just Tell You" essay, host Michel Martin warns against letting an assumed narrative overtake the facts of a story.

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'Washington Post' Op-Ed Tone Deaf On View Of Sexual Assault?

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

The Beauty Shop ladies continue their discussion of this week's hot news by debating George Will's controversial opinion piece that questions the validity of sexual assault claims on campus.

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Morning Edition

iPads Allow Kids With Challenges To Play In High School's Band

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

On the surface, the PS 177 Technology Band looks like a typical high school orchestra. But there are two big differences.

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Schoolbook

Opinion: In the Clamor for Pre-K, Don't Forget About the Earlier Years

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Daycare centers are bracing for a mass exodus of teachers to the city's expanded pre-kindergarten classrooms. One mother argues the instability will be harmful to the city's youngest, those ages 0 to 3, whose healthy development hinges on stable relationships with adults.

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Morning Edition

College For Free: Tulsa's Radical Idea

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

The city is investing big in its kids, and other cities and states are taking notes.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: The GOP's Bruised Ego, Teacher Tenure on Shaky Ground, and Tips to Be a Real World Cup Fan

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

1. Eric Cantor's Loss Strikes Nerve in GOP Leadership | 2. The Beginning of the End of Teacher Tenure? CA Judge Rules Against Teachers Unions | 3. How to Act Like a Real Soccer Fan for The World Cup | 4. The Takeaway Book Club Discussion Number 1: 'To Rise ...

New Tech City

Your Posture May Change Your Math Skills

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Fighting back the fear of math by standing strong just might work. We test out one attempt to tame kids' math anxiety with 'power poses.'

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Schoolbook

Success Charter Network Puts New Siting Rules to the Test

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

A state law requiring New York City to house charter schools inside regular school buildings — or pay for them to go elsewhere — faces its first test as the high-profile Success network seeks to expand.

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All Things Considered

California Teacher Tenure Ruled Unconstitutional

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

A judge ruled Tuesday that California's laws deprive students of their constitutional right to an education.

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Morning Edition

Obama Acts To Ease Student Loan Payments

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

President Obama signed an order on Monday that expands the number of Americans whose student loan payments will be capped at 10 percent of their monthly incomes.

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Morning Edition

Wednesday On Morning Edition: Free Community College

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

We'll hear how some communities are experimenting with free community college. We go to Tulsa, Oklahoma, where students can get two years of higher education for free.

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Morning Edition

Easing Student Loan Burdens On The Frontburner For Obama, Senate

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

David Greene talks to financial aid expert Mark Kantrowitz about proposals to mitigate student loan debt from the White House and in the Senate. Kantrowitz is the founder of the website finaid.org.

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Schoolbook

Lawmakers Tackle Specialized High Schools Admissions

Monday, June 09, 2014

Nearly 70 percent of New York City's public school students are black or Latino yet they make up just 9 percent of the students enrolled in the top high schools this year. A state proposal aims to change that equation with different admissions criteria.

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All Things Considered

Why NYC Is Afraid Of Free Lunch For All

Monday, June 09, 2014

A federal program to extend free lunch to all kids has the city worried it could lose federal dollars to pay for other things.

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The One Thing Obama Didn't Say About Student Loan Repayment

Monday, June 09, 2014

The president's order expanded the number of people whose student loan payments will be capped at 10 percent of their monthly incomes. But here's the fine print of his announcement.

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All Things Considered

As College Tuition Soars, What Puts That Price Tag In Motion?

Monday, June 09, 2014

As President Obama unveils new efforts to help college graduates with student loan debt, there's new focus on the problems that drive that debt: the cost of college and the reasons it's been skyrocketing.

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