Elissa Nadworny

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A New School Year Brings Renewed Focus On Attendance

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

As students head back to school, districts are faced with the age-old problem of making sure they show up. A principal in St. Louis resorted to extreme measures: installing washers and dryers.

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#NPRreads: Take A Leisurely Trip Through These Four Stories This Weekend

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Correspondents, editors and producers from our newsroom share the pieces that have kept them reading, using the #NPRreads hashtag. Each weekend, we highlight some of the best stories.

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What College Freshmen Are Reading

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Book programs for freshmen — or a whole campus or community — are meant to spark discussion and unity. This year's picks at nine U.S. schools range from memoirs to political advice from 64 B.C.

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How Teachers Can Help 'Quiet Kids' Tap Their Superpowers

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Remember that quiet kid in class who never spoke up? In New York, teachers are learning how to make sure the ideas of introverts don't get overlooked.

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More Testing, Less Play: Study Finds Higher Expectations For Kindergartners

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

As kindergarten becomes the new first grade, some worry that the joy of learning is being lost with higher rigor.

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It Doesn't Pay To Be An Early-Childhood Teacher

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

On average, preschool teachers are paid less than mail-order clerks, tree trimmers and pest control workers. And if they switched to teach kindergarten — in many states, their salaries would double.

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More Than 6 Million U.S. Students Are 'Chronically Absent'

Friday, June 10, 2016

Thirteen percent of all students and nearly 20 percent of high school students are missing more than 15 days of school a year, according to the latest numbers from the Obama Administration.

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Let's Take A Ride With A Kentucky School Bus Driver

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Some people in public education work hidden in plain sight. Here's the story of one man who takes on the role of surrogate parent, teacher and counselor.

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What One District's Data Mining Did For Chronic Absence

Monday, May 30, 2016

Three years ago, Grand Rapids' public schools took a hard look at the numbers on absenteeism. They've been able to get nearly half of the students missing school to show up.

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Cue The Political Commentary: Grad Speeches In An Election Year

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Grad speeches are underway. And since it's an election year, it's hard for speakers to resist stepping onto the soapbox.

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What Young Men Of Color Can Teach Us About The Achievement Gap

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

"They're stuck in a predicament that teaches them that that's who they are. And that that's how they fit into the world," says Harvard economist Ron Ferguson.

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5 Pieces Of Wisdom For Kindergarten Teachers

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Teaching 5-year-olds how to read and count, while molding them into kind, confident students isn't easy. In kindergarten, every day is a surprise, says Marissa McGee, one of our 50 Great Teachers.

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Behind The Scenes: How A Fourth-Grade Class Reported Our Story

Friday, April 29, 2016

For our profile of Marlem Diaz-Brown, we asked her students to do the reporting. Here's how we got an exclusive look inside their classroom.

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You Can't Learn What You Can't See: Here's How Your State Screens For Vision Problems

Monday, April 04, 2016

That frustrated kid at the back of the class? It's not that he doesn't get it — or doesn't care. It could be he just can't see. A new report provides a look at children's vision screening by state.

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Two Days Inside A Classroom For Young Offenders

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Lisa Elder teaches about manners, laundry and a good handshake at a juvenile facility in Vermont.

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For Adults, Lifelong Learning Happens The Old Fashioned Way

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Even after high school or college, Americans keep on learning. While online tools make this easier than ever, a new study finds the vast majority of adults prefer taking classes in physical places.

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How Adults Can Encourage Kids To Be Original Thinkers

Saturday, March 12, 2016

In Adam Grant's book, Originals, he writes that taking risks and embracing curiosity can lead to original ideas. So how can teachers and parents use his findings to help their kids be more creative?

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#NPRreads: 3 Stories Worth Leaping Into

Saturday, February 27, 2016

#NPRreads is a weekly feature on Twitter and on The Two-Way. The premise is simple: Correspondents, editors and producers from our newsroom share the pieces that have kept them reading, using the #NPRreads hashtag. Each weekend, we highlight some of the best stories.

Elissa Nadworny, ‎NPR Ed Producer & ...

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How Parents And Teachers Can Nurture The 'Quiet Power' Of Introverts

Thursday, February 18, 2016

When Susan Cain wrote Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking in 2012, it was a big success. The book made the cover of Time magazine, spent weeks on the New York Times best-sellers list and was the subject of one of the most-watched TED ...

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#NPRreads: 4 Eye-Opening Stories To Read This Weekend

Saturday, February 13, 2016

#NPRreads is a weekly feature on Twitter and on The Two-Way. The premise is simple: Correspondents, editors and producers from our newsroom share the pieces that have kept them reading, using the #NPRreads hashtag. Each weekend, we highlight some of the best stories.

From NPR Ed Digital Producer and ...

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