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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

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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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

Mexican president under fire

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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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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

Cool students are more toxic than rich ones

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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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The Takeaway

At This School, Students Rule the Classroom

Monday, July 28, 2014

At this school, there are no tests, or textbooks—and the students are the teachers. Instead of textbook homework assignmentsthe usual line-up of pop quizzes, and final exams, each semester students design their own curriculum and carry out their own independent projects.

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Schoolbook

Students Take the Floor in Q&A with School Leaders

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

NYC students representing a wide range of high schools voiced their questions and concerns about the school system straight to people in charge at a WNYC/SchoolBook live event. 

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The Takeaway

Should College Material Come with a Trigger Warning?

Thursday, May 22, 2014

The growing practice of requesting “trigger warnings” on college course material that might be disturbing to students has caused a great deal of controversy. Why are trigger warnings such a hot-button topic and how should we address them?

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Schoolbook

Student Experiments Launch into Space. Outer Space.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Small tubes of powdered milk and mushroom spores sped into earth's orbit on Thursday as part of science experiments conducted by two groups of New York City students.

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Schoolbook

Cub Reporters Take on Bears at D.O.E.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

The city’s high school newspapers tackled some big topics this fall. From failed Regents grading to the city’s evaluation system, student reporters didn’t shy away from uncovering systematic failures that left them wondering if the adults were alright.

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