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One Last Push Before Vacation: Summer School

Thursday, July 02, 2015

New York City public schools are offering summer school this month, but for fewer students than last year.
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Schoolbook

Social Issues You Can Sit On

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Lunch tables and benches painted by New York City students will populate the city parks this summer.
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The Takeaway

School Discipline: When Local Police Call the Shots

Friday, April 10, 2015

An investigation from the Center for Public Integrity finds that schools refer racial minorities and students with disabilities to police at rates much higher than their white peers.

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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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Schoolbook

Students Thrilled About End to Cell Phone Ban? Not Necessarily.

Thursday, January 08, 2015

For the New York City students who admit to little self control, allowing cell phones in high school spells trouble. They'd rather not have daytime access to their tempting screens.
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Schoolbook

Helping Students Give Back Before Holiday Fun Begins

Friday, December 26, 2014

It was a good week to get restless students outside, to help and give back a little. Better than trying to make them stay in class as they counted the minutes to winter break. 
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Schoolbook

NYC Students Debate 'The Talk' Parents Give Them About Police

Friday, December 05, 2014

A group of Harlem teens discuss "the talk" their parents give them about interacting with police: "You need to be safe, don't worry about your rights, just make sure you're alive."
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The Takeaway

Anger in Mexico Grows Against President Peña Nieto

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Protests continue in Mexico over the disappearance of 43 students in September, and this time the anger is targeting Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Mexican president under fire

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Until recently Mexico’s president, Enrique Peña Nieto, was getting a great press, with the Mexican economy going well and important reforms pushed through, but now he seems to be in serious political trouble. Gideon Rachman is joined by John-Paul Rathbone and Jude Webber to discuss what has gone wrong.

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Schoolbook

City Issues Ebola Memo for Schools

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

New York City's Health Department has distributed guidance about the virus to schools and daycare centers.
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The Takeaway

Student Radio Project Gives Voice to a Community

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

For the past 20 years, Illinois Public Media has teamed up with high school students to reflect the voices of the community in the form of radio documentaries.

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BackStory

Listener Calls

Friday, September 26, 2014

With the American History Guys

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Innovation Hub

9.20.14 - The Whole Fast Lane Show

Friday, September 19, 2014

We’re looking at the increasing pace of life. Sanford Devoe of the University of Toronto discusses why fast food might be making us more impatient. Then, with all the talk of millennials changing the world, we go to the source: Anya Kamenetz, author of "Generation Debt" and David Burstein, author of "Fast Future: How the Millennial Generation is Shaping Our World" talk about the challenges their generation faces. Paul Roberts, author of "The Impulse Society" explains what instant gratification has done to our society. Plus, helping low-income students transition to college, with the help of a few well-timed text messages.

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Innovation Hub

Text-Alerts for Students' Success

Friday, September 19, 2014

Schools are helping low income and first generation students transition to college, with the help of a few well-timed text messages.

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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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Listen to Lucy

Cool students are more toxic than rich ones

Monday, September 08, 2014

Taking drugs, getting drunk, smoking roll-ups help at being cool and are still just as bad for you, says Lucy Kellaway.

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Schoolbook

Back to School This Week? Share Your Picture with WNYC!

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

That special September buzz of excitement, nerves, and anticipation is in the air. Share the emotion of the first day back to school with a photo hashtagged #BacktoSchoolNYC.
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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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WNYC News

Students, Faculty Protest Cooper Union's Decision to Charge Tuition

Friday, August 15, 2014

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Students, faculty, and alumni are challenging the Cooper Union's decision to begin charging tuition to incoming freshmen.

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