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Reaching Immigrant Children By Helping Their Parents

Monday, June 02, 2014

A new report calls out the special challenges America faces in educating our most diverse generation yet.

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Schoolbook

Map: See Which Neighborhoods Benefit the Most from Pre-K Expansion

Monday, June 02, 2014

New York City parents find out this week where - and if - they snagged a public school pre-k spot for the fall. But amid promises of a seat for every kid, a deeper look at supply and demand tells a different story. Check out your chances.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Teachers and Other Callers

Monday, June 02, 2014

It's an informal, unofficial, thoroughly unscientific teachers' contract poll: Ballots were due Friday, the results are announced tomorrow on the new UFT contract. Teachers, did you vote "yes" or "no"?  Plus, a return of "Soapbox" -- callers weigh in on the issues that matter to them today.

 

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Schoolbook

How Principal Turnover Affects High School Graduation Rates

Monday, June 02, 2014

Does stability in school leadership lead to higher graduation rates? For students at New York City public high schools that may the case, according to a WNYC/SchoolBook analysis of city data.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: The Taliban, A $15 Minimum Wage, and Celebrations of Grammatical Sins

Monday, June 02, 2014

1. Is the U.S. Policy Toward The Taliban Changing? | 2. New Carbon Regulations May Provoke Political Fight | 3. FIFA Faces Accusations of Bribery | 4. Donald Sterling & A History of Forced Sales | 5. An Inside Look at the 1986 Challenger Disaster | 6. A $15 Minimum ...

In Kentucky, Moving Beyond Dependence On Tests

Sunday, June 01, 2014

How one district is moving past standardized tests in an effort to show deeper learning.

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New Orleans Closes Its Last Traditional Schools

Sunday, June 01, 2014

Last week, the New Orleans school district became the first all-charter district in the country. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Sarah Carr, a reporter who's been following the city's changing schools.

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The Takeaway

The Takeaway Weekender: The Top Stories of the Week

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Welcome to The Takeaway Weekender! 

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Is The Deck Stacked Against Black Boys In America?

Friday, May 30, 2014

A new White House report exploring the intersection of race, poverty and justice suggests the answer is still a resounding yes.

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Schoolbook

NYC Unveils Next Wave of Pre-K Seats

Friday, May 30, 2014

New York City parents now have thousands of new options for full-day pre-kindergarten as the city progresses towards its goal of offering a total of 53,000 pre-k seats this fall.

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All Things Considered

Spelling Co-Champs Beat The Bee, Leaving Judges Without Words

Friday, May 30, 2014

For the first time since 1962, there are co-champions at the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Teens Ansun Sujoe and Sriram Hathwar tied when the pair exhausted the official list of words.

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New Orleans District Moves To An All-Charter System

Friday, May 30, 2014

Charter schools have lifted test scores and graduation rates in New Orleans, but racial disparities remain a problem as charters are given responsibility for nearly all the city's children.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Minorities Shortchanged in School Sports?

Friday, May 30, 2014

“It’s either malfeasance or mismanagement," says Small Schools Athletic League founder David Garcia-Rosen. "The reality is that students of color and English language learners have way less access to high school sports in New York City than their white counterparts."

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In Historic First, Native American Brothers Win Lacrosse Trophy

Friday, May 30, 2014

Despite the sport's Native American roots, a Native had never won the Tewaaraton Award, college lacrosse's highest honor — until Thursday. Miles and Lyle Thompson became its first co-winners.

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National Spelling Bee: Rare Co-Champions, And A Star Online

Friday, May 30, 2014

For the first time in 52 years, the Scripps National Spelling Bee crowns two winners, after the final two competitors exhausted the word list. Another speller won fans with his high energy.

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Schoolbook

On Teachers in Limbo, Contract Satisfies Few

Friday, May 30, 2014

There are more than one thousand New York City teachers rotating weekly to different schools because they don't have a permanent position. The union contract takes a crack at a solution. 

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ACLU Sues California For 'Equal Learning Time'

Thursday, May 29, 2014

At high poverty schools, "students rarely experience a normal school day, let alone semester or year."

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The Future Of Online Ed Isn't Heading Where You Expect

Thursday, May 29, 2014

A workforce-based initiative on a twin island nation shows the true potential of free online education.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Greenwald Reacts to Snowden, The West Point Goat, and an Inside Look at the Curse of Busyness

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Glenn Greenwald on Snowden's Latest Revelations | How Farmers Skirt Water Laws in CA | VA Investigation Reveals Delayed Care Is Rampant | The Curious Tradition of the West Point Goat | The Key to Better Sleep: A Digital Detox | The Unrealized Dream of the 3-Hour Work Day

The Takeaway

The Curious Tradition of the West Point Goat

Thursday, May 29, 2014

All eyes were on President Obama at the West Point graduation ceremony Wednesday, drawing attention away from the graduating cadets. But one cadet was still singled out for a big cheer. We look at the West Point tradition of honoring the last-ranked graduate, dubbed “the goat.” 

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