Should We Teach Kids Entrepreneurship? | From Wall Street to the Trailer Park | Rosa Parks' Legacy is Trapped in a New York Warehouse
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Lethal Clashes Mark Start of Ukraine Peace Talks | Hundreds Remain Lost After South Korea Ferry Crash | Deportations Dropped 43% in Last 5 Years | Rosa Parks' Legacy is Trapped in a New York Warehouse | From Wall Street to the Trailer Park | Should We Teach Children Entrepreneurship?
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Tess Taylor and Gayle Jessup White were living separate lives on separate sides of the country, when the two women discovered they were related, through not just anyone, but through the Thomas Jefferson family line.
Wednesday, April 02, 2014
A growing number of parents and activists are convinced high-profile tests aren't accurate markers of a child's achievement, and many are choosing to "opt-out" by boycotting tests aligned to the new Common Core standards.
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Michael Hainey had just turned six when his uncle knocked on his family’s back door with the news that Bob Hainey, Michael’s father, was found alone near his car on Chicago’s North Side, dead, of an apparent heart attack. Questions surrounding the mysterious nature of his father’s death would obsess Michael into adulthood, so he set out to learn what happened that night. After Visiting Friends: A Son’s Story, is the tale of that quest and what he uncovered.
Monday, March 24, 2014
A collision between reproductive technology and child custody laws led to a legal battle back in the 1980s that got the attention of the world. It's the case of "Baby M," an infant who sparked one of the earliest legal struggles over surrogacy. The surrogacy business has grown, but the law has not kept up. And that’s created a lot of confusion as well as a lot of families. Jill Rosenbaum, Retro Report producer, explains.
Thursday, March 20, 2014
This week, we're taking a close-up look to see how learning actually happens in real schools across the nation. Today we go to Earl Boyles Elementary School in Portland Oregon—a school that's been experimenting with how to teach young students with poor English language skills how to read and write proficiently. Oregon Public Radio reporter Rob Manning provides a glimpse inside the classrooms of Earl Boyles.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
It’s college admissions season and high school seniors are figuring out which schools they want to attend—and if they can afford to go to them. What students can do to improve their financial literacy and limit their debt.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
All this week, The Takeaway is getting a close-up look at classrooms around the U.S. Today, we head to Monroe Middle School in Tampa, FL. Like many schools around the country, Monroe is adopting the curriculum called Common Core—a shift to a more structured, discussion, and logic-oriented approach to teaching writing and math. John O’Connor covers education for StateImpact Florida and WUSF in Tampa. He says that the Common Core seems to be a good fit for Monroe.
Will Crimea's Vote Trigger a Global Showdown? | Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 Reveals Blind Spots | Report Links Neglect to Deaths of Hundreds of Children
Monday, March 17, 2014
Airline Security Failures Emerge in Search for Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 | Will Crimea's Declariton of Independence Trigger an International Showdown? | Navigating Ireland's LGBT Movement | Looking Back at the California Mediterranean Fruit Fly Infestation | Report Links Neglect to Deaths of Hundreds of Florida Children | Living Paycheck ...
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Would you want to live to be 100-years-old, or even older? And if everyone could, what excites or worries you about what the future has in store? S. Jay Olshansky, a professor in the school of public health the University of Illinois at Chicago, knows a lot about human aging through the centuries and what society stands to gain—or lose—from having a much larger, older human population. He joins The Takeaway to discuss the history of life expectancy.