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Disadvantaged Children in Harmony Program to Study with New York Philharmonic

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Members of the Harmony Program, an after-school project, will study and perform with members of the New York Philharmonic. Here's why.
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11 Former Atlanta Public School Employees Found Guilty In Cheating Scandal

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

All but one of the 12 educators charged with racketeering were found guilty by a Georgia jury. The scandal involved dozens of schools and dozens of teachers who had previously taken plea deals.

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Morning Edition

The Opposite Of The Dean's List

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

The Education Department says it's keeping a close eye on 556 colleges and universities that do a poor job of complying with federal regulations and handling federal financial aid.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Battling for Civil Rights, The Science of Surprises, and The Lost Story of The Who

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

The Takeaway looks at controversy in Indiana and Arkansas, a surprisoligist drops by, and we dive in to a new documentary about the legendary rock band The Who.

New Tech City

Half the Teachers in America Use One App to Track Kids

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

What data security and privacy obligations do techies have to today's kids? Legally speaking, for the most part, it's what they set for themselves.

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Activists Stop Paying Their Student Loans

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Students who say their for-profit college degrees are worthless took their "debt strike" to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Tuesday.

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Schoolbook

New York Budget Increases School Funding, Amends Teacher Eval Rules

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

WNYC
Under deadline pressure, Democrats in Albany reluctantly agreed to a deal on how teachers are evaluated despite opposition from educators and policy makers across the state.
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All Things Considered

Students From Troubled For-Profit Colleges Refuse To Pay Back Loans

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

A group of students met with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Tuesday to send a message: They won't pay back the loans they incurred attending troubled for-profit colleges.

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Live From Small Town America: Teachers Who Blog To Stay In Touch

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Teachers in remote areas say it's a great way to plug into conversations with other educators.

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Schoolbook

Education Partisans Vow to Keep Fighting on Items Excluded From Budget Deal

Monday, March 30, 2015

The future of teacher evaluations, mayoral control of the city schools and the DREAM Act are still uncertain now that they're left out of the state budget.
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Revolving Door Of Teachers Costs Schools Billions Every Year

Monday, March 30, 2015

The constant churn affects schools' ability to provide all students with skilled teachers. But professor Richard Ingersoll says schools can fix this without spending a dime.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Drug Addiction Among Mormons, A Rising Hip-Hop Star, and College Rejection

Monday, March 30, 2015

Today's Takeaways: Drug Addiction Among Mormons, A Rising Hip-Hop Star, and College Rejection

Saying Goodbye: Reflections Of A Music Teacher

Saturday, March 28, 2015

An Ohio music teacher looks back at the school that defined her more than 30 years of teaching.

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Guess What Makes The Cut As A 'Smart Snack' In Schools? Hot Cheetos

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Frito-Lay has reformulated Flamin' Hot Cheetos to meet new federal nutrition standards for school snacks. That's been a big hit with school kids, but the rules' creators say the snack is still junk.

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University Of Oklahoma: Racist Chant Learned At National Frat Event

Friday, March 27, 2015

President David Boren, releasing an investigation into the incident involving Sigma Alpha Epsilon, contradicts statements by the fraternity's national office that the chant was learned locally.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Brian Lehrer Weekend: The Nation Magazine, Des Bishop & Eva Moskowitz

Friday, March 27, 2015

Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them: The Nation's 150th Anniversary (First) | Comedian Des Bishop (Starts at 27:14) | Eva Moskowitz (Starts at 42:10)
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Stretching One Great Teacher Across Many Classrooms

Friday, March 27, 2015

A Nashville middle school is test-driving a big idea: To put a great teacher in charge of multiple classrooms.

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Schoolbook

Students Claim City Sports Program Discriminates Against Small Schools

Thursday, March 26, 2015

WNYC
Student athletes protested at a City Council hearing — they say city funding favors big schools with more white students.
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Are Women's Colleges Doomed? What Sweet Briar's Demise Tells Us

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Administrators say that the Virginia institution has been grappling with financial troubles for decades. And they blame an increasing lack of interest in single-sex education.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Does Becoming a Parent Make You More Selfish or Selfless?

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Does becoming a parent make you more community-minded, or more selfish? 

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