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The Takeaway

Take Note: Use A Pen and Power Down The Laptop

Monday, April 06, 2015

New research indicates that students who take notes with laptops, rather than by hand, remember less and are more distracted.

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The Takeaway

Al Shabab Terror Group Targets Students in Kenya

Thursday, April 02, 2015

At least a dozen were killed at Garissa University College. Al Shabab is the same group that killed 67 people at the Westgate shopping mall in Kenya's capital, Nairobi, back in 2013.

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 421: Beautiful Symmetry

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Jeff Wilson sits down with his former high school classmate Tammie Baird to talk about accidentally hitting her with his car in 1984. Also in this episode, remembering Susan Silverstone Darer.

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The Takeaway

Pushing Back Against Common Core

Monday, March 16, 2015

Students, parents and teachers are anxious as schools around the country embark on a new set of standardized tests as part of the Common Core standards.  

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Schoolbook

Being 12: The Most Awkward, Essential Year of Our Lives

Monday, March 09, 2015

Between childhood and adulthood, there’s 12. It's an age when New York City kids start taking control of who they are and where they're headed.
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Schoolbook

NYC Schools to Observe Two Muslim Holidays as Days Off

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

After nine years, Muslim groups win their campaign to put Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Aha on school calendar.
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Storycorps

StoryCorps 416: Mr. McQueen Goes to Washington

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Just a few years ago, 18-year-old Noah McQueen was in trouble with the law, but today he is part of My Brother's Keeper, a White House initiative for young men of color. Noah recently had the chance to record a StoryCorps interview with President Barack Obama, who wanted to know more about Noah's life.

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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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The Takeaway

The Changing Definition of a Dictionary

Thursday, January 15, 2015

More than 50 years after it was published, Webster's dictionary is getting a major update. It will no longer be a reference book. Instead, its database will live entirely online.

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The Takeaway

Erasing Religious Holidays From School Calendars

Friday, November 14, 2014

A Maryland Muslim community asked its school board to recognize Muslim holidays. Instead, the board voted to strip the school calendar of religious holiday references.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Cancer From a Distance, Defying Authority, and Rethinking School Sports

Friday, October 31, 2014

The Takeaway explores what it's like to a loved one battle breast cancer, we examine Kaci Hickox's Ebola quarantine defiance, and question the value of school sports.

Storycorps

StoryCorps 399: Death Becomes Her

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Joanna Ebenstein, founder of the Morbid Anatomy Museum, tells her father, Bob, about the childhood origins of her fascination with things that most people avoid, including black widow spiders.

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WNYC News

Details Emerge in Sayreville Football Harassment Scandal

Thursday, October 09, 2014

WNYC
There was an alleged locker room ritual among the Sayreville War Memorial High School football players that involved picking up a freshman player and inserting a finger into his rectum. 

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Schoolbook

Solar Schools: NYC Invests $28M in Rooftop Panels

Monday, September 29, 2014

WNYC
New York City is taking a "rooftop" down approach to fighting greenhouse gas emissions.
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The Takeaway

The Challenges of a Youth Complicated by Poverty

Thursday, September 25, 2014

One voice argues that in order to help impoverished students, education policy makers need to change some of their assumptions about how school works.

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Radio Rookies

Eyes Off the Goal: When Sports Rule and School Suffers

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

WNYC
Fresh grass. Freedom. Success. That was the sensation Edward Munoz experienced every time he walked onto a soccer field. But in school, he felt like he wasn’t meant to be there.

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Radio Rookies

Nine People, One Bedroom: A Teen's Take on Life In Poverty

Monday, September 22, 2014

WNYC
Jairo Gomez's nine-person family lives in a one-bedroom apartment. He knows education is the way out of poverty, but sometimes being poor makes it difficult to make good choices.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Why Teaching is Criticized as Much as (or More Than) It's Praised

Monday, September 08, 2014

The profession of teaching has been simultaneously attacked and admired, and the issues being debated in education today have been debated for many decades.

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Schoolbook

Photos: New York Goes Back to School

Friday, September 05, 2014

From first day outfits to tearful goodbyes, nearly 100 photos were circulated in the WNYC/New York Daily News #BacktoSchool photo share. Thank you to all who participated!  
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The Brian Lehrer Show

Let Teens Sleep In

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

It's the doctor's orders. The American Academy of Pediatrics says chronic drowsiness in teens is a public health issue, and middle and high schools should start no earlier than 8:30 am.

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