Elissa Nadworny

Elissa Nadworny appears in the following:

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.


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.


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.


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.


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?


#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 & ...


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 ...


#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 ...


Be In The Know About Education — With NPR Ed's Newsletter

Thursday, January 21, 2016

By some accounts, education is a $7 trillion global industry ripe for disruption. Others see it as a sacred pursuit, nurturing developing minds while preserving tradition. Around the world, education means equal rights and opportunity.

People risk their lives for it every day.

In the U.S., the public education ...


How A Great Teacher Cultivates Veggies (And Kids) In The Bronx — In 17 Photos

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Science teacher Stephen Ritz and his students live in a food desert. His solution: Grow 100 bags of fresh fruits and vegetables a week — in the classroom.


Why Kindergarten Is The New First Grade

Friday, January 08, 2016

Less art and play; more textbooks and tests, say surveyed teachers.


What Is Fair? High School Students Talk About Affirmative Action

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

However the Supreme Court rules on affirmative action, it will affect the lives of college-bound teens. So we asked them: Should college admissions decisions take race into consideration?


How A School's Attendance Number Hides Big Problems

Monday, December 07, 2015

Every morning, the familiar routine plays out in hundreds of thousands of classrooms: A teacher looks out over the desks, taking note of who's in their seats and who isn't.

On any given day, maybe there are one or two empty chairs. One here, one there. And that all goes ...


Want To Make A School Better? Get Kids To Show Up

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Students who miss 15 or 20 days of school a year may never catch up. The Department of Education is looking for prevention ideas, and one Baltimore school could provide some.


A Galaxy Far, Far Away — Right There On The Ceiling

Monday, November 09, 2015

Our Tools of the Trade series examines the planetarium: a relic of the Space Age that's still found in more than 700 schools around the country.


Keeping Black Men In Front Of The Class

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Of all the teachers in the U.S., only 2 percent are black and male. That news is bad enough. But it gets worse: Many of these men are leaving the profession.

Just last month, a new study found that the number of black teachers in the public schools of ...


For D.C. Second-Graders, It's All About The Bikes

Saturday, October 03, 2015

"What's the first thing we do when we get to our bike?" David Gesualdi asks his second-graders. "Check the air!" they yell back at him.

His 19 students are sitting in a semicircle in the gym at Walker-Jones Education Campus, not far from the U.S. Capitol.

Decked out in blue ...


How Higher Ed Can Up Its Game: 3 Big Ideas

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Take a big room in Manhattan with more than 100 people, all of them fired up about education. Add some dramatic lighting and booming PA announcements, and you've got last week's New York Times Schools for Tomorrow conference. And everybody there, from university presidents to ed tech startups, was ...


How To Make The Most Of Your 10 Minutes With The Teacher

Thursday, September 17, 2015

So you finally get the chance to meet one-on-one with your child's teacher — now what?

Like a good Scout, be prepared: Educators agree that doing your homework before a parent-teacher conference can make a big difference.

The Harvard Family Research Project's Tip Sheet for Parents suggests reviewing your ...


If These Bones Could Talk: The Stories Human Skeletons Can Tell

Sunday, August 23, 2015

There's an open box of skulls on the floor. A table is covered with pelvis bones. Nearby: a pile of ribs, tied up with a piece of string.

I'm standing in a basement room, underneath the bleachers of the football stadium at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Looking at floor-to-ceiling ...