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An Education Reporter Puts Himself To The (Standardized) Test

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

New Common Core teaching standards mean new standardized exams. NPR's Cory Turner took one himself and reports on what's changed.

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All Things Considered

Putting Student Data To The Test To Identify Struggling Kids

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Schools collect a trove of student information, like attendance and grades. Now, more schools are mining that data to flag kids at risk of dropping out — often before anyone realizes they need help.

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Schoolbook

New Group Defends Common Core

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Common Core has come under intense criticism lately. Enter a new group that wants to sway public opinion in support of the tougher learning standards.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Missing: Arts in Schools

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Scott M. Stringer, New York City comptroller, talks about his school-by-school assessment of state-mandated arts education and the uneven distribution of resources around the city.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

NYS Budget Pushback; NSA Updates; Twitter Co-Founder; Scott Stringer

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Some on the left side of the political spectrum are unhappy with aspects of New York State’s new budget. Karen Scharff of the Working Families Party and James Parrott of the Fiscal Policy Institute share their critiques. Plus: an update to our running list of what the NSA can do to monitor communication and data; Twitter co-founder Biz Stone talks about how his creativity led him to create such popular Internet mainstays as Blogger and Twitter; And New York City comptroller Scott Stringer talks about the uneven distribution of arts education resources in schools around the city.

Former Senate Rivals Team Up To Combat Campus Sexual Assault

Monday, April 07, 2014

Sens. Claire McCaskill and Kirsten Gillibrand are calling for increased funding to bulk up the Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights.

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Schoolbook

New Head of StateTeachers Union Seeks Greater Political Clout

Monday, April 07, 2014

There’s a big change in New York's largest teacher’s union. This weekend NYSUT members elected Karen Magee as president after months of unrest over the state’s flawed roll-out of the Common Core learning standards. 

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NYC Chancellor: Matchmaking Makes Better Schools

Monday, April 07, 2014

Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina is acting as matchmaker-in-chief, pairing struggling school leaders with colleague-mentors. "You know it's one thing to read a book about how you should be doing things...it's quite another thing to go into a classroom and see them working," she said. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

How Artist-Friendly is Your Neighborhood?

Monday, April 07, 2014

If you're somebody who considers yourself a bohemian, we're talking to you. What's your neighborhood like? What do you do to support your art, and what do you need to get more support?

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Schoolbook

Opinion: If You Want Schools to Thrive, Invest in Parents

Monday, April 07, 2014

WNYC

A parent leader suggests if the chancellor is genuine about improving communication between schools and parents then she has an easy place to start: give parent coordinators the respect they deserve.

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'Deltopia' Spring Break Party Morphs Into Riot In Santa Barbara

Sunday, April 06, 2014

After the annual Deltopia party near the University of California, Santa Barbara turned violent last night. Hundreds of law enforcement officers were sent and there were more than 100 arrests.

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Rape On Campus: Painful Stories Cast Blame On Colleges

Sunday, April 06, 2014

Angie Epifano was studying at Amherst College when she says she was raped by another student. Frustrated by the school's response, she dropped out and became an advocate for survivors.

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Student Debt Weighs Down Women More. Blame The Wage Gap

Sunday, April 06, 2014

College costs the same for both genders, but women spend a higher portion of their salaries on paying off debt than men because they make less. It starts as soon as they enter the workforce.

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Schoolbook

Fewer NYC Students Make the Grade for Gifted Programs

Friday, April 04, 2014

One thing has not changed: many more children were eligible to be in a gifted and talented program than there are spaces.

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All Things Considered

Common Core Turns Business Leaders Against Oklahoma GOP

Friday, April 04, 2014

Officials here adopted the education standards early and could make Oklahoma the second state to repeal them. The battle pits allies against each other: Conservative Republicans and business leaders.

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Schoolbook

Teachers Weigh In, Mostly Against, State English Tests

Friday, April 04, 2014

A small but vocal number of teachers is claiming this year's New York State Common Core English tests were once again obscure and too difficult for students in grades three through eight.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

In Defense of Helicopter Parenting

Friday, April 04, 2014

Alfie Kohn says "no persuasive reason exists to hold permissiveness responsible" for entitled children. Read an excerpt from his book The Myth of the Spoiled Child here — and let us know what you think. 

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All Things Considered

Should The NCAA Change Its Rules To Pay For Play?

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Arguments over money and big-time college athletics are more fiery than usual these days. We asked Donna Shalala, president of the University of Miami, and our readers if athletes should be paid.

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Schoolbook

Five Education Budget Items You May Have Missed But Need to Know

Thursday, April 03, 2014

There are so many new rules and initiatives tucked into the 2014-15 state budget it's easy to miss some. Here are five education issues we're keeping an eye on.

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All Things Considered

Basketball Prep Schools: A World Of Their Own, And Recruiting Worldwide

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Many promising high school basketball players don't attend traditional schools; instead, they play for "prep schools" exempt from the usual rules. One of these schools — Our Savior New American on Long Island — draws players from around the world.

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