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Wait! Don't Spend That Graduation Cash Just Yet

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Graduates are receiving wads of cash and checks this season, and it may be burning a hole in their pockets. Personal finance counselor Louis Barajas gives ideas on how to use the money wisely.

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The 25 Most Promising Graduation Speeches Of The Year

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Cristina Negrut has read more than 1,000 commencement speeches over the past eight years. She lists the speeches she's most looking forward to in this year's roster.

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Is This Any Way To Pick A College?

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Academic prowess, graduation rates, or the record of the football team? We rank the rankings.

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Schoolbook

Opinion: NYC Teachers Need More Help to Combat Burnout

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

A teacher urges the city and the union to stem the loss of talented teachers who give up on New York City schools.

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WNYC News

Harsh Conditions for Construction Workers at NYU Abu Dhabi

Monday, May 19, 2014

WNYC

A report in the New York Times examines working conditions for laborers who helped build an NYU outpost.

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Morning Edition

What We Learned From The Best Commencement Speeches Ever

Monday, May 19, 2014

Our new searchable database of commencement speeches brings you more than 300 of the best, tagged with the most enduring themes: Work hard. Change the world. And, of course, YOLO.

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Why Education Is The Most Important Revolution Of Our Time

Monday, May 19, 2014

The ways learning happens in the US are shifting rapidly. We're out to capture learning in its natural habitat, from soccer fields to science labs, boardrooms to bedrooms. Welcome to NPR Ed.

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Schoolbook

Cell Phones in Schools: Lessons from the Front Line

Monday, May 19, 2014

New York City school kids aren't allowed to bring their phones to class. But at one Brooklyn high school, teachers are playing by their own rules.

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All Things Considered

Softballers Face A Fielder's Choice: When To Wear A Face Mask?

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Softball is among the safest high school sports, but injuries do happen, especially from line drives. One Texas district is making some girls put on face masks before they step on the field.

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A First Black Professor Remembers Her Segregated Education

Sunday, May 18, 2014

In 1966, Hortense McClinton became the first black professor hired by the University of North Carolina. She says in some ways, things are better since Brown v. Board — but in some ways, they aren't.

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A School Lunch Denied Prompts Powerful Action In A World Of Words

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Tweeting and blogging make it easy to complain in the virtual world. Instead, an outraged Michigan mom took a step to make a difference in real life.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Should We Be Teaching Kids to Code?

Friday, May 16, 2014

More and more kids are learning how to code at an early age. Is making it part of the curriculum the key to empowering them for the digital age?

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All Things Considered

Segregation: Six Decades Dead In Court, But Still Alive In Many Schools

Friday, May 16, 2014

Sixty years after Brown v. Board of Education, black and white children still attend segregated schools in many parts of the country. Majority black schools are less likely to have good teachers, and kids there are more likely to be poor. That, experts say, is the single biggest obstacle to their academic success.

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Schoolbook

Judge Dismisses Attempt to Block Co-Locations

Friday, May 16, 2014

James stood by her claims that "forced co-locations that result in overcrowding, special students' losing space, and elementary students being mixed with high school students, are unacceptable.”

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The Takeaway

Inside the Classroom, 60 Years After 'Brown'

Friday, May 16, 2014

Decades after the landmark Supreme Court decision, what are the realities of public education in under-resourced schools that may not be segregated by law — but are far from the integrated ideal?

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Schoolbook

New York Schools Still Unequal

Friday, May 16, 2014

Sixty years after Brown v. Board of Education, New York's education commissioner told WNYC that there is much work to be done to racially and economically integrate schools.

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Does It Matter if Schools Are Racially Integrated?

Friday, May 16, 2014

Sixty years ago, the historic Brown v. Board of Education ruling was supposed to level the field for all students. But some educators say we haven't made a lot of progress.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Commissioner John King on Common Core and Equality

Friday, May 16, 2014

John King, New York State Education Commissioner and President of the University of the State of New York, argues that Common Core opponents are standing in the way of achieving racial equality in our schools.

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Morning Edition

Before 'Brown V. Board,' Mendez Fought California's Segregated Schools

Friday, May 16, 2014

Latino families sued four Orange County school districts over school segregation. The case, Mendez v. Westminster, ended school segregation in California seven years before Brown v. Board.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Raising a Glass; Raising a Class

Friday, May 16, 2014

Steve Hindy of the Brooklyn Brewery talks about how micro-brews turned into big business. New York State Education Commissioner John King talks about inequality and the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Ed. We’ll hear about coding in the classroom; the conflicting emotions in the 9/11 museum; and take your calls on who spoke at your commencement address.