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The Takeaway

Who Took All the Fun Out of Youth Sports?

Monday, May 26, 2014

The ultra-competitive world of youth sports can lead to fatigue, burnout, and sometimes injury, for young athletes.

 

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Educators Not Satisfied With Revised Kansas Social Media Policy

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Critics say a social media policy governing what faculty and staff in Kansas can say online is a severe restriction on free speech for educators.

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All Things Considered

After Months Of Homelessness, A Teen Leaves The Woods Behind

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Homelessness is not just an urban phenomenon. Desiree Wieczorek spent five months living in a makeshift camp with her family near the New York-Canada border. Then her school stepped in to help.

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Why Mr. Rogers Is Having A Big Moment In Education

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Digital media? Creativity? Early childhood education? Beloved TV host Fred Rogers was an early champion for trends that are hot in education today.

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Students Struggle With Depression — And With Telling The Story

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Eva Rosenfeld and Madeline Halpert wanted to write about depression in their school newspaper, but officials said no. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with the students, who want the issue out of the closet.

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All Things Considered

At Pa. School, Teens Build Empathy By Confiding In A Crowd

Friday, May 23, 2014

Kids can act out when they're feeling isolated, so one Philadelphia school encourages students to take the mic and reveal their deepest fears in front of their peers. The result? Honesty and kindness.

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Schoolbook

NYC Drama Teachers Meet Their Idol

Friday, May 23, 2014

Drama teachers from across New York City were thrilled to get a master class with Stephen Sondheim. But it was the Broadway legend who got emotional praising their work.

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The Crisis In The 'Ivory Tower'

Friday, May 23, 2014

A new documentary takes on the storied past and uncertain future of higher education.

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We Look Amazing In These Gowns

Friday, May 23, 2014

Animator Steve Cutts brings to life part of Obama speechwriter Jon Lovett's commencement address. You will never look at a commencement gown the same way again.

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Morning Edition

Koch Foundation Criticized Again For Influencing Florida State

Friday, May 23, 2014

The Charles Koch Foundation has given more than a million dollars to Florida State. Part of the deal: the foundation weighs in on whether its grant can be used to pay individual professors.

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Schoolbook

Opinion: Five Ways to Keep Struggling Students in College

Friday, May 23, 2014

Only about 10 percent of low-income students admitted to college actually graduate. Two educators outline solutions to the crisis.

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Does Smuggling A Cow Into School Make You A Creative Genius?

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Before graduating, some seniors take time to pull off the perfect prank. But it's not just childish behavior. Journalist Annie Murphy Paul says pranks showcase creativity and attention to detail.

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Teenage Mischief Can Lead To Jail Time In Tennessee

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Teenagers get in trouble for skipping school, breaking curfew or buying cigarettes, but in one Tennessee county, that can mean jail. Susan Ferriss reported on this for the Center for Public Integrity.

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'Mischievous Responders' Confound Research On Teens

Thursday, May 22, 2014

If kids report that they're transgender and have one leg and belong to a gang and have several children ... take it with a grain of salt.

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Schoolbook

Students Teach New-Tech Skills to Top Brass

Thursday, May 22, 2014

WNYC

Middle schoolers were the veteran computer coders while the leader of the NYC school system and the mayor's wife were the students at a coding event. “It doesn’t matter if you fail,” a student reassured them. “Fall down seven [times], get up eight.”

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The Takeaway

Should College Material Come with a Trigger Warning?

Thursday, May 22, 2014

The growing practice of requesting “trigger warnings” on college course material that might be disturbing to students has caused a great deal of controversy. Why are trigger warnings such a hot-button topic and how should we address them?

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The Takeaway

Some States Say No to Teaching Climate Change

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Schools are increasingly teaching students about the causes and effects of climate change under new federal guidelines. But Republican states are fighting back.

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Japanese School Says It Won't Be Kinki Anymore

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Osaka's Kinki University is named for its home region in south-central Japan. But school officials say the name is distracting to foreigners.

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Commencement Mashup: The Speech In 8 Easy Steps

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

We skipped and slogged through 50 of the most popular commencement speeches on YouTube to bring you this mashup of highlights and lowlights.

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All Things Considered

Anatomy Of A Great Commencement Speech

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

What makes a good commencement address great? We read more than 300 speeches and singled out the qualities that made them rise to the top.

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