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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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Schoolbook

Teachers Sound Off on State English Tests

Monday, April 21, 2014

Some city educators object to the New York's recent English exams for grades 3-8, but that doesn't mean they're opposed to higher standards.

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Schoolbook

Teachers Weigh In, Mostly Against, State English Tests

Friday, April 04, 2014

A small but vocal number of teachers is claiming this year's New York State Common Core English tests were once again obscure and too difficult for students in grades three through eight.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Arne Duncan Wants YOU To Teach

Thursday, November 21, 2013

After all the focus on getting rid of "bad" teachers, Arne Duncan, United States Secretary of Education, talks about the need for new teachers to replace a large cohort of those about to retire.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Teacher Open Phones: What's Your Ideal Class Size?

Monday, October 14, 2013

Teachers react to Malcolm Gladwell 's report that having too few kids in the room is as bad as too many. What's your ideal class size?

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New Jersey News

Newark Teachers Get $1.3 Million in Performance-Based Bonus Checks

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

WNYC

More than $1.3 million in performance-based bonus checks are being issued to 190 teachers in Newark, N.J.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Advice for Teachers; NYPL Pres. Anthony Marx; "Buyer & Cellar"; the Future of Fishing

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Veteran teacher Rafe Esquith shares what he’s learned and offers advice for rookie teachers and tenured faculty alike. New York Public Library President Anthony Marx talks about the library’s renovation project and the controversy it’s created. Playwright Jonathan Tolins and star Michael Urie on the off-Broadway play, “Buyer and Cellar.” And we’ll look at what’s happened to the Sea of Cortez when its fish population declined—it took the area’s economy down with it.

The Leonard Lopate Show

Real Talk for Real Teachers, with Rafe Esquith

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

After more than 30 years as a teacher, Rafe Esquith, can offer plenty of words of wisdom and advice for other teachers coping with the overwhelming challenges of the classroom and beyond. His book Real Talk for Real Teachers mixes instructive stories with useful in-class advice for new teachers and veteran educators.

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The Takeaway

What Makes a Phenomenal Teacher?

Thursday, June 20, 2013

The National Council on Teacher Quality released a report claiming that U.S. education programs are not preparing teachers for the classroom. Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education Diane Ravitch explains why we should let teachers teach without such skepticism, and tells us what she thinks makes a phenomenal teacher. 

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Schoolbook

A New Award for Excellence Goes to 11 City Teachers

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

WNYC

The city launched a new award for excellence in the classroom. The first winners of the Big Apple teaching award went to 11 teachers from a mix of schools. Check out who won:

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Schoolbook

It's All on the Label

Thursday, May 09, 2013

WNYC

Scoring the state tests is underway by teachers across the city. One teacher says she and her peers take the task seriously. Before scoring a test she always does one thing first: she turns over the booklet to read the mailing label.

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Schoolbook

Teachers Juggle Breaking News with Lesson Plans

Monday, April 22, 2013

One teacher used the Boston Marathon bombing to teach her students about Chechnya. Another helped students process what happened in terms they could understand. “I told them that we can’t let bullies rule us whether they’re terrorists or in the school,” he said.

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New Jersey News

Why Poverty, Disability Are Baked into Student Test Scores

Monday, March 18, 2013

WNYC

Starting next year teachers in New Jersey are going to be held accountable for how much their students learn, as part of Governor Chris Christie’s teacher tenure reform plan. At least a third of their evaluation will be based on how much they raise test scores on the NJ ASK – New Jersey’s standardized test. But some question whether the use of standardized tests fairly reflects how well teachers are doing their job.

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Schoolbook

Teachers Are Test Experts

Friday, January 25, 2013

One teacher said he's insulted by new rules that require standardized tests are graded by outside teachers rather than those who know the students. Teachers, after all, design tests all the time and should be trusted to grade them fairly, he said.

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Schoolbook

Who Has Inspired You to Think Differently?

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

A memory of a great teacher named Ms. Katz, recalled by U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, sparked callers and online readers to name their own teachers who inspired them to think differently. Who is your Ms. Katz?

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WNYC News

Newtown Tragedy: One Teacher’s Struggle

Sunday, December 16, 2012

For first-year teacher Kyle Mangieri, heading back to the classroom Monday means talking about what happened just a few hundred feet from his home.

+ 'I Am Adam Lanza's Mother' Author Speaks Out
+ Seeking Refuge at Church, Residents of Newtown Turn to One Another

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Schoolbook

Saving Our Students from Ourselves

Friday, November 30, 2012

A science teacher at Victory Collegiate High School in Canarsie, Brooklyn says educators shouldn't assume that students will respond to the same teaching styles that worked for them when they were younger.

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Schoolbook

DOE Can Learn From Teachers How To Lead

Monday, November 05, 2012

A high school teacher criticizes the Department of Education for its decision to have teachers report to work on Friday ahead of this week's return to school for most students.

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Schoolbook

Duncan Emphasizes Teacher Quality Over Class Sizes

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

During the final presidential debate on Monday, President Obama gave a sliver of air time to the idea of class size. And on a visit to Brooklyn on Tuesday, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan agreed that classes would be smaller "in an ideal world," but reiterated the administration's stance that having a good teacher matters more than how many students are in the classroom.

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Schoolbook

Test Scores Do Not Lead To Better Teachers

Friday, October 19, 2012

The principal of the High School of Telecommunication Arts and Technology in Brooklyn argues that any new teacher evaluation system needs to include training and not merely rely on student scores.

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