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Students Set Sail in Handmade Boats

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

New York City high school students put their boats in the Hudson River this weekend, after a long winter of building sea-ready vessels.
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The Takeaway

How College Applicants Deal With Rejection

Monday, March 30, 2015

Rejection hurts, but will it define you?

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On Being

Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons and Lucas Johnson — The Movement, Remembered Forward [remix]

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Wisdom for how we can move and heal our society in our time as the Civil Rights Movement galvanized its own.

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On Being

[Unedited] Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons and Lucas Johnson with Krista Tippett

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Wisdom for how we can move and heal our society in our time as the Civil Rights Movement galvanized its own.

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Schoolbook

City Moves to Fire Accused Brooklyn Tech Teacher

Friday, October 03, 2014

The city said it moved this week to fire the Brooklyn Tech high school teacher accused of sex crimes, but it's not clear why this didn't happen when he was first arrested in August.
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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Hong Kong's political crisis

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Hong Kong's political crisis

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Schoolbook

NYC Admits it Needs to Keep Tabs on School Counselors

Monday, September 29, 2014

It's no secret that high school guidance counselors are overburdened, but a City Council bill seeks the raw data to prove it.
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Storycorps

StoryCorps 384: Never Your Fault

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Antero Garcia talks to his former student Roger Alvarez who dropped out during his senior year of high school.

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 384: Never Your Fault

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Antero Garcia talks to his former student Roger Alvarez who dropped out during his senior year of high school.

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 371: Not in Vain

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Ayodeji Ogunniyi remembers how the murder of his father led him to a new career.

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Radio Rookies

Education Motivation

Monday, January 27, 2014

Imagine: a high school where students are on a first-name basis with their principal and teachers, have personal advocate counselors, and where a failing grade doesn’t mean trouble, but an offer of help. West Brooklyn Community High School is that kind of school. Opened in 2006, West Brooklyn is designed to give students a second-chance at earning lost credits and graduating. In this report, two students—Eddie Munoz and Jairo Gomez—tell the story of how they fell dangerously behind at their previous schools and got back on track at West Brooklyn. (Watch it here)

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On Being

Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons and Lucas Johnson — Deromanticizing the Civil Rights Movement and Rediscovering its Humanity

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Wisdom for how we can move and heal our society in our time as the Civil Rights movement galvanized its own. Lucas Johnson is bringing the art and practice of nonviolence into a new century, for new generations. Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons was an original B

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On Being

[Unedited] Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons And Lucas Johnson With Krista Tippett

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Wisdom for how we can move and heal our society in our time as the Civil Rights movement galvanized its own. Lucas Johnson is bringing the art and practice of nonviolence into a new century, for new generations. Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons was an original B

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Schoolbook

Chart: Biggest Threat to Schoolchildren? Cars

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

As New York City's 1.1 million schoolchildren make their way to school on sidewalks and subway platforms, the biggest danger they face is swift-moving traffic. A WNYC and Transportation Nation examination of traffic safety data reveals a few ways that kids are different from adults when it comes to pedestrian hazards.

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Schoolbook

Report: Asst. Principal Accused of Rape

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

A report from the Special Commissioner of Investigation released Wednesday accused William Abreu, an already disgraced assistant principal at Progress High School for Professional Careers, of  raping a 17-year-old student and using her immigration status to intimidate her. The Daily News has the story.

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Schoolbook

Students Re-Take Regents Exam After City Loses Box of Essays

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

A box of student essays, written as part of the Regents English exam, went missing shortly after the Department of Education took it for scanning and scoring by an outside contractor. On a rainy August Wednesday, about 80 11th graders returned to school to re-take the test.

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The Takeaway

Listener Wisdom for the Class of 2013

Friday, May 24, 2013

As college and universities around the country begin setting off recent graduates into the world of industry, the ritual turning of the tassel would not be complete without one final lecture, courtesy of Takeaway listeners.

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The New Yorker: Political Scene

Nicholas Lemann and James Surowiecki on the economics and politics of student debt.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Nicholas Lemann and James Surowiecki on the economics and politics of student debt.

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Strangers

John Corcoran, Part 1: The Teacher Who Couldn’t Read

Friday, February 10, 2012

John Corcoran graduated from college and taught high school for 17 years without knowing how to read or write. This is Part 1 of the story about how he pulled that off.

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