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Storycorps

Yusor Abu-Salha and Mussarut Jabeen

Friday, February 13, 2015

In May 2014, Yusor Abu-Salha (R)–one of the victims of Tuesday’s shooting in Chapel Hill–recorded a StoryCorps interview with Mussarut Jabeen (L), who was her 3rd grade teacher. In fact, all three of the victims–Yusor, her husband, Deah Barakat, and her sister, Razan Abu-Salha–attended Jabeen’s school. Mussarut Jabeen returned recently to talk about Yusor’s death.

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 414: My Name is Yusor

Friday, February 13, 2015

In May 2014, Yusor Abu-Salha–one of the victims of Tuesday’s shooting in Chapel Hill–recorded a StoryCorps interview with Mussarut Jabeen, who was her 3rd grade teacher. In fact, all three of the victims–Yusor, her husband, Deah Barakat, and her sister, Razan Abu-Salha–attended Jabeen’s school. Mussarut Jabeen returned recently to talk about Yusor’s death.

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 395: Bright in Spots

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Phil and Philip Mortillaro, a father-and-son locksmith team, talk about the family business.

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 390: Making Ends Meet

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Kenny Thompson, a volunteer mentor, tells students Gary Barber and Dakota Gibson about discovering that some kids he works with couldn't afford school lunch.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Coaching Throughout Life

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Janet Harvey, former president and chair of the board for the International Coach Federation, talks about how coaching works - and is certified - at the professional level, from life-coaches to business mentors and more.

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Schoolbook

Student Mentors Should Not Be Overlooked

Monday, August 19, 2013

A recent graduate looks back at what made high school successful for her. She says it had a lot to do with the other students, and the way her school helped students help each other.

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New Tech City

Redesigning Mentoring Through Technology

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Finding a mentor can be a mysterious process, but a startup called Everwise has figured out how to connect potential mentors and mentees through data analysis.

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Schoolbook

Mentor Recalls What it Takes to Excel

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

A student entering college recalls her journey from aspiring high schooler to mentor.

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Schoolbook

To Change Behavior, Students Act as Teachers

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Teachers often wish students could spend a day in their shoes, especially the more difficult students. Beth Fertig reports on two teachers who got their wish when they experimented with a program to improve classroom behavior.

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Schoolbook

Coaching, Not 'Moneyball,' Will Improve Teaching

Friday, December 23, 2011

In an opinion piece, a teacher says the spirit of competition the city has created will not make teachers better at their profession. Teachers will improve if they have good coaches and a sense of teamwork at their individual schools.

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Schoolbook

Mentors and Students Go on a Hunt

Saturday, November 05, 2011

Students from the Urban Assembly School for Wildlife Conservation met on Friday at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for a scavenger hunt with their mentors from the private sector in a program organized by PENCIL.

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