Wednesday, September 24, 2014
By Edward Munoz : Radio Rookie
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
By Beth Fertig
Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been a champion of school choice, opening hundreds of new schools throughout the city. But some of the most desirable high schools remain reserved for students in just one school district: District Two which includes the Upper East Side and lower Manhattan.
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Pundits point to a growing divide within the GOP. Noam Scheiber of The New Republic talks about the big changes going on within the Democratic party as well, which he describes in his profile of Elizabeth Warren. Plus: what you need to know about the public high school admissions process and how to choose the right school; economist Padma Desai talks about growing up in rural India; and Nels Cline of Wilco talks about music education.
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Saturday, June 08, 2013
Broadcast times: Saturday at 6am on 93.9FM, 2pm on AM820. Sunday at 7am and 8pm on AM820.
Say you meet a teenager. She’s 16, and she’s dropped out of school. Now, she’s pregnant, due in a few months. She’s on her own, as her boyfriend disappeared when news of the baby came out. She doesn’t have a job, and is hoping her mom won’t kick her out of the house. What would your expectations for her be?
If you’re in Holyoke, Massachusetts, the answer to those questions might be very different from the predictable one of hopelessness and dim futures. That’s because Holyoke is home to the Care Center, an alternative school for pregnant and parenting teens who’ve dropped out of high school.
Monday, January 28, 2013
Join Radio Rookies and Youth Radio today from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. EST for a Live Chat about gun control and school safety with students from classrooms around the country.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Radio Rookies hosted an in-class live chat to coincide with a new story about sexual cyberbullying. Rookie Reporter Temitayo Fagbenle hosted a facilitated online conversation for high school students to discuss the issues her story brings to light.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
At age 18, an American is old enough to fight, and die, for his or her country, but not old enough to buy a beer. At age 16, one can obtain a driver’s license, but not rent a car. And at age 17, one can get married in some states, but not in others. When, exactly, is a kid no longer a kid? When does childhood end and adulthood begin?
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Monday, October 24, 2011
Fewer high schools got A's from the city on their annual report cards, and more got D's. The city says that's partly because the state is raising graduation standards.
Meanwhile, as WNYC's Beth Fertig reports, the city says it's too soon to tell if extra federal grants made a difference at 11 failing schools. The 2011 school progress report grades for all New York City public high schools are now on the schools’ pages on SchoolBook.
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Thursday, July 22, 2010
The suicide of 15-year-old Phoebe Prince in January made international headlines and changed the way that Massachusetts schools view and prosecute bullying in schools. What was described by state District Attorney Elizabeth Scheibel, initially, as a “nearly three-month campaign” of “relentless” and “torturous” bullying, may in fact have been a more nuanced and complicated case with an emotionally disturbed teenager at its center.
Monday, February 01, 2010
Head injuries among pro football players are much discussed. But a forum in Texas is looking at how much they affect younger sports players. The House Judiciary Committee is in the state today to host a forum on head injuries in high school and college football.