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All Things Considered

Making Math And Microscopes More Accessible

Saturday, April 12, 2014

From popularizing a feared subject to scaling down high-tech tools, here are two examples of experts solving complicated problems with simplicity.

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Bus Crash Tragedy: Investigators Work As Communities Mourn

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Investigators don't yet know what caused a deadly highway crash that killed 10 people Thursday after a FedEx truck hit a bus that was taking teenagers to tour a college campus in Northern California.

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School Lunch: Any Chicken In Those 'Food-Like Nubbins'?

Saturday, April 12, 2014

It took a Freedom of Information Act to get the Chicago Public Schools to disclose what's in the chicken nuggets they serve in their cafeterias. NPR's Scott Simon reveals the chemical contents.

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

A Walking Tour of Don Draper's New York

Friday, April 11, 2014

WNYC

The year is 1971. Manhattan's Fur District is booming and Mad Men's Don Draper is about to enter a decade of possibilities (or not).

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The Takeaway

Should We Give Prisoners a College Education?

Friday, April 11, 2014

Research suggests that inmates who participated in prison college programs  are 43 percent less likely to return to a life of crime. But the idea of giving prisoners a college education remains unpopular.

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Schoolbook

Opinion: Five Ways to Improve Gifted Programs in NYC Schools

Friday, April 11, 2014

The program for super bright kids has a few dumb problems, like having just a fraction of seats available (300) for all the incoming kindergarten students deemed "gifted" (1,908). Two veteran parents offer ideas to make G&T smarter.

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Morning Edition

Paying Off Student Loans Puts A Dent In Wallets, And The Economy

Friday, April 11, 2014

Repaying college debts prevents many Americans from investing in homes or retirement. The impact can add up — for individuals and the economy as a whole, a researcher says.

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The Takeaway

Should We Give Prisoners a College Education? | What Sebelius's Resignation Means for the ACA | Colin Firth on Torture, Redemption & 'The Railway Man'

Friday, April 11, 2014

Should We Give Prisoners a College Education? | How One Gang Took Control of a Baltimore Jail | What Sebelius's Resignation Means for the ACA & Midterm Elections | Movie Reviews of This Week's Big Releases | Colbert Sheds Character for 'Late Show' Chair | What 'Heartbleed' Says About What ...

Schoolbook

Table Tennis and Badminton Go Varsity in NYC High Schools

Thursday, April 10, 2014

It's not just basketball, baseball or other traditional American sports anymore. Dozens of New York City high schools are fielding teams in   badminton and table tennis for the first time this spring.

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Schoolbook

A Plea to Move Forward From NY's Education Chief

Thursday, April 10, 2014

State education commissioner John King is pushing for a more civil debate around education policy.

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National Hispanic University Shutting Its Doors

Thursday, April 10, 2014

The National Hispanic University in California will shut down in the summer of 2015. Tell Me More learns about the history of the university, and what led its current crisis.

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Morning Edition

Many Millennials Expect To Spend Decades Paying For College

Thursday, April 10, 2014

When Morning Edition asked millennials what their concerns are, almost two-thirds responded college debt. David Greene talks to three women, who are wading through massive college debts.

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Schoolbook

Opinion: With 100 Days Under His Belt, Mayor Must Up His Game on Education

Thursday, April 10, 2014

An education professor says the new mayor has won some, lost some. Now it's time to get serious on all the other pressing education issues facing the city schools. 

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Schoolbook

Push for School Door Alarms Hits Wall

Thursday, April 10, 2014

The disappearance and death of the autistic teenager Avonte Oquendo has led to a proposal to install door alarms in schools, but at what cost?

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Pop Stars Are Sippin' On Patron, And Teens Are Bingeing

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

If you know Ciroc and Patron, you may well be listening to a lot of songs that name-check brand-name alcohol. And if you're a teenager, you may be binge drinking a lot more, researchers say.

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Schoolbook

City Expands Promotion Criteria Beyond Test Scores

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

New York City's Department of Education is altering the process to promote or hold back students, adding classroom work and grades to the mix so it's not just tied to standardized test scores.

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In Turnaround, More Moms Are Staying Home, Study Says

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

The number of "stay at home" moms in the U.S. has been on the decline for decades. But a newly released Pew Research Center survey shows a 6 percent increase from 1999 to 2012.

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Debate: In An Online World, Are Brick And Mortar Colleges Obsolete?

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Proponents of online education say it's flexible and economical. But skeptics say "college by Internet" is a pale substitute for real-world exchanges with instructors and peers inside the classroom.

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With Free Tuition, Mich. Students Hear 'You Are Going To College'

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

The Kalamazoo Promise pays for the higher education of students in the Michigan school district's public education system. It's the latest chapter in Tell Me More's series about paying for college.

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The Takeaway

The Truth About High School Social Hierarchies

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

A new study from researchers at the University of California at Davis and Penn State shows that high school social hierarchies are much more complicated and nuanced than previously thought.

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