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Stanford University Says No To Coal Investments

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Reflecting students' wishes, the decision by Stanford's trustees to divest from coal-mining companies cites alternate energy sources that emit less greenhouse gases.

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Schoolbook

Nation's Report Card on High School Students Shows Flat Performance

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Education leaders used the stagnating scores to sound an alarm for improving academics and closing the achievement gap. 

 

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Nation's Report Card Shows Stagnant Scores For Reading, Math

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

The latest National Assessment of Educational Progress shows high school seniors testing no better than the Class of 2009.

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The Takeaway

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Wednesday, May 07, 2014

What's a Bigger Threat: Terrorism or Climate Change? | U.S. Joins Search for Missing Nigerian Girls | South Africans Vote in First Election Since Mandela's Death | Finding Good Advice in Strange Places | Why Doesn't Silicon Valley Seem to Care About AliBaba? | Balancing Climate Change & the Keystone ...

Schoolbook

City Council Flexes (Limited) Authority Over Charter Schools

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

A City Council hearing on charter schools focused less on the bill in question and more on concerns about charter schools' disciplinary and enrollment policies, as symbolized by a certain orange t-shirt.

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Schoolbook

Long Awaited School Coming to Upper West Side

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Community members who pushed for a new school in one of Manhattan's fast-growing neighborhood got good news: a combined middle and high school that gives priority to neighborhood families will open in 2015.

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Controversy Over Title IX Protecting Transgender Students

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

The Department of Education declared that transgender students are protected under Title IX. But there are questions about how that will work on campuses, and what the legal complications might be.

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Poll: Prestigious Colleges Won't Make You Happier In Life Or Work

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

A Gallup survey suggests the factors that should be guiding decisions on selecting a college are not selectivity or prestige, but cost of attendance, great teaching and deep learning — in that order.

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Schoolbook

Student Journalists Highlight 'Reality' Inside NYC High Schools

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

From tips on how to make school lunch taste better to reports on school safety, students journalists report on life inside the city's high schools. 

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Morning Edition

Can Student Journalists Ban 'Redskins' From Their School Paper?

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

A Pennsylvania school board will decide this month whether students are allowed to ban "Redskins" from their paper. Student editors say it's a racist term and are ready to bring the case to court.

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All Things Considered

Bereft Of Legal Shield, Scholars' Work Is Open To Federal Eyes

Monday, May 05, 2014

The questioning of Gerry Adams arises partly from interviews conducted in academic research for Boston College. Harvard law professor Noah Feldman explains rights of disclosure in academic archives.

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Morning Edition

After Decades, A University By And For Latinos Will Shut Its Doors

Monday, May 05, 2014

National Hispanic University's founders wanted a bilingual, bicultural environment with smaller class sizes to serve first generation college students.

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Schoolbook

Arts Groups Scramble to Join After-School Expansion

Monday, May 05, 2014

The city has sweetened the pot for programs that include arts partners in their plans to expand, setting off a matchmaking flurry among after-school groups.

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All Things Considered

What Do Yale Grad Students Want? A Union

Sunday, May 04, 2014

Hundreds of graduate assistants at Yale University say they want to be allowed to decide whether to unionize. Grad students at two nearby universities recently won union recognition after two very different types of organizing campaigns.

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Football Team Helps Make One High School Out Of Two

Sunday, May 04, 2014

The Cougars are an inner-city football team that defied great odds to win its district championship. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with coach Ed Dunn about a new film that tells the team's story.

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Gerry Adams' Arrest Calls Educational Privacy Into Question

Saturday, May 03, 2014

The Sinn Fein Leader was arrested this week for a 1972 murder based on evidence collected by a Boston College project. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Beth McMurtrie of The Chronicle of Higher Education.

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Schoolbook

Teachers, Principals Looking For Big Changes in School Days

Friday, May 02, 2014

If approved by the union, the new teacher contract will require teachers to spend more time in professional development and meeting parents — a tradeoff some educators said makes sense, but others question.

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Tough Lessons On Debt For College Students

Friday, May 02, 2014

This Spring, Tell Me More and Morning Edition have helped listeners navigate the higher education money maze. David Greene and Michel Martin do a wrap of the "Paying for College" series.

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Sinn Fein Leader's Arrest Ignites Debate Over Academic Freedom

Friday, May 02, 2014

Gerry Adams was arrested in Northern Ireland in connection with a 1972 killing. Some of the case evidence is from a Boston College oral history project in which participants were promised anonymity.

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Morning Edition

American Freshman Survey: Money Plays A Role In College Selection

Friday, May 02, 2014

Morning Edition co-host David Greene talks to Sylvia Hurtado, director of UCLA's Higher Education Research Institute, about the National Freshman College Survey and future trends in education.

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