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Demand Outstrips Supply for NYC Pre-K Seats

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Fewer than half of the students applying to pre-k in a NYC public school got their first-choice match, and many got no match at all. The mayor is urging families to apply to community pre-k programs to increase the chances of landing a good spot. 

 

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The Birds And The Bees ... And iPads

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Three-fourths of parents say the Internet is forcing them to have "the talk" earlier.

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A Master's In Media...From Conde Nast?

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Architectural Digest, Wired, Vogue, Gourmet...why a magazine brand is getting into the education business.

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Schoolbook

Tackling the High School Dropout Crisis, One Smoke Break at a Time

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Cigarettes. Long showers. Deli runs. Teens can come up with a lot of reasons why they can't make it to class. At this Brooklyn high school, the staff is on the move, making sure the students stay—and graduate.

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There's Trouble In The Job Market For Black College Graduates

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

If you're a black college graduate, a degree won't guarantee success in the job market. That's according to a recent report by the Center for Economic Policy Research. Host Michel Martin learns more.

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What's Keeping Some Graduates From Getting Hired?

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

This year's college graduates may have better job prospects than those in recent times, but not everyone is landing their dream job. NPR Senior Business Editor Marilyn Geewax shares more.

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For New College Grads, Finding Mental Health Care Can Be Tough

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Finding and paying for a psychologist or psychiatrist can be difficult at any age. But young adults just making their way in the world face particular challenges.

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What Does A Good Common Core Lesson Look Like?

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

You've heard the complaints — now take a close look at a top-notch lesson plan.

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Morning Edition

As Banks Open In Schools, A Chance For Students To Learn To Save

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

The closest many kids once got to banking was handling colorful Monopoly money. Today, students across the country can go to — and work at — student-run bank branches inside their schools.

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Schoolbook

NYC Teachers Union Members Approve Labor Contract

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

The votes are in. Members of the New York City teachers union showed strong support for a long overdue labor deal with the city. 

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Schoolbook

Avonte Oquendo's Mother Files Wrongful Death Suit Against City

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

The mother of an autistic boy who disappeared from his school last October has filed a wrongful death suit against the city, the Department of Education and the police department.

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All Things Considered

Teachers Hit The Common Core Wall

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

For educators, the challenges of Common Core are huge.

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Schoolbook

High Turnout Delays Final Count in NYC Teachers Contract Vote

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Leaders of the teachers union say the response to the proposed labor contract was so strong, the final tally has been delayed as workers wade through about 80,000 ballots.

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New Orleans District Moves To All-Charter School System

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

New Orleans' Recovery School District will soon have the nation's first all-charter school system. Michel Martin explores whether that will boost achievement, or leave the most vulnerable kids behind.

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Local Views Of New Orleans' Changing School Landscape

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Measurable gains, yet a sense of loss.

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Schoolbook

Students Take the Floor in Q&A with School Leaders

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

NYC students representing a wide range of high schools voiced their questions and concerns about the school system straight to people in charge at a WNYC/SchoolBook live event. 

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Morning Edition

The Common Core Curriculum Void

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

States and school districts are struggling to navigate the flood of new materials claiming to be Common Core-aligned.

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All Things Considered

Do Autistic Kids Fare Better In Integrated Or Specialized Schools?

Monday, June 02, 2014

Some advocates say autism-only schools can be life-changing for autistic kids who struggle in traditional classrooms. Others say segregating kids with autism carries its own problems.

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All Things Considered

Despite Expansion, Many Pre-K Programs Fail To Reach Immigrant Kids

Monday, June 02, 2014

Most states have embarked on a significant expansion of preschool programs, but a new report says they appear to be missing the kids who need these programs most: low-income, immigrant children.

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The Takeaway

How's Your English? Celebrating Grammatical Sins

Monday, June 02, 2014

Ammon Shea's new book, "Bad English: A History of Linguistic Aggravation," is a celebration of grammatical sins of sorts. He says that new words, with new meanings and new rules of grammar, are all just signs of a healthy thriving language.

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