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Investment Guru Teaches Financial Literacy While Serving Life Sentence

Saturday, March 21, 2015

At San Quentin Prison in California, an inmate nicknamed "Wall Street" has gained a reputation for his stock-picking prowess while serving a life sentence.

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All Things Considered

Fourth-Graders Get Rough Lesson In Politics

Friday, March 20, 2015

Melissa Block talks to Jim Cutting, a teacher at Lincoln Akerman School in New Hampshire, who led his fourth-graders' effort to turn a bill into a law, only to have it rejected right in front of them.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Leonard Lopate Weekend: Barney Frank, Kazuo Ishiguro & Frank Bruni!

Friday, March 20, 2015

The Leonard Lopate Show's three favorite segments from the last week! Barney Frank on his life, Kazuo Ishiguro on his first book in a decade & Frank Bruni on applying to college
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PRI's The World

Michelle Obama advocates for girls in Japan while women struggle

Friday, March 20, 2015

First lady Michelle Obama promoted girls education in developing countries alongside her Japanese counterpart Akie Abe. But she avoided the elephant in the room — Japan's own struggles with gender inequity.

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Schoolbook

Opinion: How One Charter School Did Right By My 'Special Ed' Child

Friday, March 20, 2015

A Brooklyn mom refutes the claim that charter schools don't know how to support special education students, citing the example of her own son.
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Schoolbook

Mayor De Blasio Defends His School Improvement Plan

Thursday, March 19, 2015

WNYC
New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio makes the case that struggling schools have a better chance of turning around with his approach than with the plan proposed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
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Virginia's Governor Orders Inquiry Into Black Student's Bloody Arrest

Thursday, March 19, 2015

The case created an uproar after photos emerged showing a member of U.Va.'s Honor Committee bleeding as he lay on the sidewalk with a uniformed Alcoholic Beverage Control agent crouching over him.

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Questions To Ask About Ed-Tech At Your Kids' School

Thursday, March 19, 2015

America's schools are rocketing into the digital age. But parents are often in the dark as to how or, more importantly, why.

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WNYC News

New Leader for NYU Inherits Old Controversies

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Dr. Andrew Hamilton, vice-chancellor at Oxford University takes over as expansion plans are tied up in court and relations between the administration and faculty are strained.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Melissa Mark-Viverito; Hoop Dreams; Science Qs & the Office Fridge

Thursday, March 19, 2015

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito; partisan battles over Loretta Lynch; office fridge politics; the AsapSCIENCE guys answer your questions & college basketball and trafficking.

The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: A Two State Illusion, NCAA Maniacs, and Bad Habits

Thursday, March 19, 2015

The Takeaway looks at the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, a new digital tool for sports fans, and why bad habits come back to bite us.

Common Core Means 3 Tests In 3 Years For Michigan Kids

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

As exams kick off for the controversial learning standards, both students and teachers are trying to cope with the stress — and the political one-upmanship.

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Morning Edition

News From The Charity Stripe

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

NCAA basketball fans often strive to rattle free throw shooters — but, for commentator Frank Deford, few efforts match Arizona State's Curtain of Distraction, which he sums up as: "shock and awful."

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New Tech City

A Parent's Guide to All That 'Ed Tech' In Your Kid's Classroom

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

We take a look at exactly what tech is in the classroom. Which leads to a bigger question: Why is this tech in the classroom? 

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Schoolbook

DREAM Act and Education Tax Credit Appear on Collision Course

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

WNYC
With the Republican-led State Senate opposed to the DREAM act and the Democrat-led Assembly opposed to an education tax credit, Albany observers wonder how both items can survive.
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Schoolbook

De Blasio Touts Early Enthusiasm for Expanded Pre-K

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

After just one day, more than three times as many families submitted a pre-k application compared to last year.
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All Things Considered

Closing Arguments Underway In Atlanta Test Cheating Trial

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Twelve Atlanta educators stand accused of changing students' test scores, casting a shadow over the city and its public school system since it first came to light in 2009.

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Talking About Great Teachers At SXSWedu

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Education thinkers at South by Southwest gave us the details on the people who inspired them.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Universal Pre-K, Year Two

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Richard Buery, New York City's deputy mayor for strategic policy initiative, looks back on year one as registration opens for fall 2015 pre-K.

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Q&A: Raising Kids Who Want To Read

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Daniel Willingham's new book is full of advice for parents and teachers hoping to nurture a love of reading in kids.

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