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The Leonard Lopate Show

Andrew Solomon on Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity

Monday, July 01, 2013

National Book Award–winning author Andrew Solomon tells the stories of families coping with deafness, dwarfism, Down syndrome, autism, schizophrenia, multiple severe disabilities, with children who are prodigies, who are conceived in rape, who become criminals, who are transgender. In Far from the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity, he looks at how these parents not only learn to deal with their exceptional children but also find profound meaning in doing so.

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Schoolbook

Prom Challenges Parents on Rules and Limits

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Prom can be stressful for parents too. How much to let the rules slide or make an exception, just this once. The money for outfits and transportation, the social drama, the memories and the blatant reminder that your teenager is growing up - fast. One dad said he was happy to be ignorant about the details of his son's prom night but that didn't keep him from setting rules. “Don’t be afraid to set reasonable limits. It will probably be a relief to your kids as well as yourselves,” he said.

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Schoolbook

Parent Candidates Sue to Halt Council Elections

Friday, May 03, 2013

WNYC

Eight parents who are running to sit on local Community Education Councils are suing to stop the elections. They argue the process has not allowed them a fair chance to reach the select parents with the authority to vote for them.

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Soundcheck

The Songs Of The Parents Shall Be Visited Upon The Children

Friday, April 05, 2013

Contributor Faith Salie finds out the truth about the music she listened to as a kid.

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Radiolab

When Sleep is a Battleground

Friday, March 15, 2013

When producer Hannah Palin recorded her infant sleep journal for our Sleep episode, I wasn’t yet a parent. I listened to it, and while I felt sympathy for her predicament, it didn’t raise any kind of anguished emotional response. But now, I feel sick to my stomach when ...

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Schoolbook

Families Face Commuting Nightmare During Bus Strike

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Although many parents support the drivers' concerns about job security, a yellow bus strike will throw finely honed schedules into chaos.

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The Takeaway

The End of Russian Adoptions for Americans?

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Last week, Russia's parliament unanimously approved a ban on American adoptions of Russian children and this week President Vladimir Putin signed it. What will happen to Russia’s waiting children?

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Andrew Solomon on Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity

Monday, December 10, 2012

National Book Award–winning author Andrew Solomon tells the stories of families coping with deafness, dwarfism, Down syndrome, autism, schizophrenia, multiple severe disabilities, with children who are prodigies, who are conceived in rape, who become criminals, who are transgender. In Far from the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity, he looks at how these parents not only learn to deal with their exceptional children but also find profound meaning in doing so.

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Schoolbook

PTAs Rally to Assist Sandy Relief Efforts

Monday, November 05, 2012

The well-oiled volunteer network of parents involved in their local PTAs sprung into action after Sandy to put their fund-raising and outreach expertise to good use, often miles beyond the boundaries of their local schools.

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Schoolbook

Two Mothers Say They Crave More School Contact

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Two women whose children attend a middle school in the Bronx say they'd like more information about their children's progress and more access to school officials.

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Schoolbook

Parents Want Options Beyond a "Trigger"

Friday, September 28, 2012

A parent-activist gave the movie "Won't Back Down" two thumbs down because, among other things, it oversimplifies the choices facing parents today. Most parents don't want to turn their schools over to private operators. Instead, she argues, they want neighborhood schools to have smaller class sizes, more art, music and science, and less time spent on standardized tests.

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Schoolbook

City to Help Parents Become Citizens

Thursday, September 20, 2012

New York City is launching a new effort to help eligible immigrant parents of public school students become U.S. citizens, by offering free legal assistance and loans.

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On Being

Jane Gross — The Far Shore of Aging [remix]

Thursday, July 26, 2012

We are living longer, for better and for worse. And the story of aging is one that too often goes untended. Our guest tells us that we not only have to care for our parents — but for ourselves.

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On Being

[Unedited] Jane Gross with Krista Tippett

Thursday, July 26, 2012

We are living longer, for better and for worse. And the story of aging is one that too often goes untended. Our guest tells us that we not only have to care for our parents — but for ourselves.

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Schoolbook

The Special Education Problems We Aren't Solving

Monday, July 23, 2012

In her latest blog about teaching in a Bronx middle school, Laura Klein writes: "There’s a lot to criticize about the way special education works in this enormous system. It is cloudy and incongruous, difficult to define, and difficult to find any universal truths when you talk about it." The failures command more notice than the successes, she said. "What I have struggled with in the last few years is to define what aspects of it specifically fail the students — what is the problem that we aren’t solving."

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The Takeaway

How Old is Old Enough for Facebook?

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Right now, Facebook bans anyone under 13 from joining, but that might soon change. The company is looking at ways to let preteens join the social network while giving parents oversight of their kid’s accounts.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Parents and Tight Public School Budgets

Monday, June 04, 2012

Kyle Spencer, freelance education reporter and New York Times contributor, discusses parents digging deeper into their pockets to relieve tight public school budgets

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Schoolbook

What Is Being Done to Improve Parent Involvement?

Thursday, May 03, 2012

A parent coordinator writes: These days there is a lot of emphasis on school accountability and teacher accountability. But who is paying attention to parent accountability and finding ways to help parents become more involved? "Someone is always talking, measuring, criticizing -- but not solving," she writes.

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Schoolbook

Cuomo Forms Panel to Make 'Action Plan' for Education

Monday, April 30, 2012

Richard D. Parsons, a New York businessman, was named chairman of a new state education commission by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo. Panel members include Randi Weingarten, Geoffrey Canada and John B. King Jr., but no parent advocates.

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Schoolbook

Conflicts Arise When Parents Are Asked to Close School Money Gap

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

After years of budget cuts, families are reaching into their own wallets more and more to pay for basics, like school supplies, as well as pooling enough funds to hire school staff. Kyle Spencer, a New York Times contributor, and Beth Fertig of WNYC spoke on "The Brian Lehrer Show" about SchoolBook’s effort to collect information from parents on their public education spending.

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