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Proponents Of Affirmative Action Losing The Battle?

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The Supreme Court upheld Michigan's ban on using race as a factor in public university admissions. Tell Me More looks at the internal debate within the affirmative action movement.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Getting Into College: Accepted

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Jacques Steinberg, senior vice president with Say Yes to Education, a national non-profit organization, and author of The Gatekeepers: Inside the Admissions Process of a Premier College, offers insight and advice for H.S. seniors and their parents facing the May 1 deadline to commit to a college choice -- including what factors to weigh in the decision, navigating financial aid and whether "double depositing" is fair play.

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Morning Edition

In Tulsa, Combining Preschool With Help For Parents

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

One nonprofit in Tulsa has flipped the script on preschool. The Community Action Project says its premise simple: To help kids, it says, you often have to help their parents.

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Morning Edition

Income Inequality Is A Major Barrier To Attending College

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Morning Edition co-host David Greene talks to Suzanne Mettler of Cornell University, author of the new book, Degrees of Inequality: How the Politics of Higher Education Sabotaged the American Dream.

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One Approach To Head Start: To Help Kids, Help Their Parents

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

One Tulsa, Okla., nonprofit believes that improving poor kids' prospects also requires preparing their parents for well-paying jobs. The program's director says managing both is a tough nut to crack.

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Schoolbook

It's Decision Time for Prospective College Freshmen (and Their Parents)

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

It can be an emotionally fraught time, as families gather around kitchen tables to try to determine which institution offers the prospect of serving as the best academic, personal, and financial “fit.”

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Schoolbook

Time's Up to Apply for Pre-K in NYC Schools

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Families have until the end of day Wednesday to submit an application for a public school pre-k seat, including one of the 4,000 new seats being added for next school year.

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All Things Considered

Who's Getting Preschool Right? Researchers Point To Tulsa

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

A national debate over universal preschool has raised an important question: What does high-quality pre-K look like? Researchers say the preschool program in Tulsa, Okla., is among the nation's best.

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The Takeaway

SCOTUS Upholds Michigan Affirmative Action Ban

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

In a 6-to-2 decision issued Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a Michigan state ban on affirmative action in public higher education. Kareem Crayton, a professor of law at the University of North Carolina Law School, explains the ramifications of this ruling.

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Study: 2 In 5 Americans Earning Degrees After High School

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The Lumina Foundation says nearly 40 percent of adults held college degrees in 2012 — the biggest one-year jump since 2008. And it says that 60 percent college attainment is "within reach" by 2025.

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What Exactly Is 'High-Quality' Preschool?

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Many educators tout the benefits of preschool, but there's no clear standard for what qualifies as a quality program. Researchers say that when it comes to pre-K, Tulsa, Okla., gets it right.

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Morning Edition

For Early Childhood Education, Tulsa, Okla., Stands Out

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Many states are planning to expand early childhood education programs, but what constitutes a high-quality pre-K program? Researchers say the city of Tulsa, Okla., has come up with a winning formula.

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Morning Edition

Evidence Of Racial, Gender Biases Found In Faculty Mentoring

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Research found faculty in academic departments linked to more lucrative professions are more likely to discriminate against women and minorities than faculty in fields linked to less lucrative jobs.

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The Takeaway

Obama, Biden Seek to Balance East and West | Are We Causing the Next Mass Extinction? | Trans Community Seeks Dialogue to Break Barriers

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Obama, Biden Seek to Balance East and West | SCOTUS Upholds Michigan's Affirmative Action Ban | Las Vegas May Face Dire Water Shortage | Are We Causing the Next Mass Extinction? | Trans Community Seeks Dialogue to Break Barriers 

Schoolbook

Sun Sets on Controversial Student Data Project inBloom

Monday, April 21, 2014

Following parent outcry over student privacy concerns, the company inBloom plans to shut down.

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Schoolbook

NYC Kindergarten Waiting Lists Cut Almost in Half

Monday, April 21, 2014

A new ranking system for families applying to kindergarten led to shorter waiting lists at fewer schools.

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The Takeaway

Science and God: Can They Co-Exist?

Monday, April 21, 2014

Can science and God co-exist? For centuries, science and religion have been at odds, with some fearing that the more scientists uncover, the more religious theories may unravel.

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A 'Tennessee Promise' To Educate The State's College Students

Monday, April 21, 2014

Richard Rhoda of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission discusses a new program that will cover up to two years of community college tuition for all graduates of the state's high schools.

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Schoolbook

Teachers Sound Off on State English Tests

Monday, April 21, 2014

Some city educators object to the New York's recent English exams for grades 3-8, but that doesn't mean they're opposed to higher standards.

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All Things Considered

A Scientific Experiment: Field Trips Just For Teachers

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Educators say the middle grades are a key time time to get kids jazzed about science, but many teachers say they lack the tools they need. In Chicago, a science museum is helping to fill the the gap.

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