Eric Westervelt

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Bay Area Police Say They're Prepared For Weekend Alt-Right Rallies

Friday, August 25, 2017

Far-right activists are set to hold 2 rallies in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Bay area is a mecca for free speech and political activism, but for some, the upcoming alt-right rallies go too far.


New Baltimore Police Scandal Threatens Criminal Cases

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

More than 40 criminal cases have been dropped in Baltimore after police body cameras show officers there allegedly planting drug evidence. Public defenders say hundreds more could be dismissed.


The Cubist Revolution: Minecraft For All

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Minecraft, one of the most popular video games in the world, is touted for its educational possibilities. But is that potential really accessible to all?


DHS Waives Environmental Laws For Border Wall Construction

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

The Department of Homeland Security announces that it would waive environmental and other laws to ensure the "expeditious construction" of barriers and roads near the U.S.-Mexico border.


From Skyhook To STEM: Kareem Abdul Jabbar Brings The Science

Thursday, July 27, 2017

The NBA's all-time leading scorer talks about the importance of STEM and his education foundation, and its support for a science camp for public school children in Los Angeles.


Golden State Takes 2nd NBA Title In 3 Years

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The Golden State Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 5 of the NBA Finals, winning the title in the stellar teams' third match-up in as many years.


Hey Higher Ed, Why Not Focus On Teaching?

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Stanford's Carl Wieman won a Nobel Prize for his groundbreaking work in quantum mechanics. With a new book, he continues his efforts to spark systemic changes in how universities teach science.


Hall Passes, Buses, Lunch Duty: What If The Principal Could Focus On Achievement?

Monday, May 29, 2017

Can principals be better leaders if they have more time to focus on instruction? The Washington, D.C., schools are adding managers to handle operations and logistics.


Backs To Betsy DeVos; Scholarships Denied; Paul Ryan Visits A Charter School

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Our weekly education news roundup: The secretary of education's commencement speech at an HBCU; aid denied to low-income students; an update on federal aid applications.


Betsy Devos Speaks Over Hecklers During Bethune-Cookman Address

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos delivered the commencement address at Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Fla., Wednesday despite loud protests by the students at the historically black university. DeVos has had a strained relationship with the nation's HBCUs after several recent, public missteps.


Health Care Bill Hits Special Ed; Trump Touts D.C. Vouchers Despite Poor Test Scores

Saturday, May 06, 2017

Our weekly education roundup: A big investigation into sexual assault in K-12 schools; achievement gaps persist in high school graduation rates.


Trump On Education Department: 'Reverse This Federal Power Grab'

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Our weekly education news roundup: State officials criticize DeVos on student loan protections; and typos torpedo some grant applications for low-income students.


A Path Out Of Poverty: Career Training + Quality Pre K

Friday, April 28, 2017

A new study on an innovative program in Tulsa, Okla., that links quality Head Start services with job training and parental support shows it's improving the lives of both mothers and their children.


The Research Argument For NYC's Preschool Plan For 3-Year-Olds

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

New York City's plan for universal preschool for 3-year-olds aligns with a growing body of research showing that the benefits of high-quality pre-K can persist for years.


Educators On A Hot Topic: Global Warming 101

Friday, April 21, 2017

Thousands of people will participate in Saturday's March for Science. We contacted three experts on teaching and climate change to ask how the event — and its aftermath — can help engage young people.


ACT UP At 30: Reinvigorated For Trump Fight

Monday, April 17, 2017

Veteran activists who helped make ACT UP and its affiliates a potent force in the fight against AIDS are now helping train activists opposed to the policies of the Trump administration.


#GrabYourWallet's Anti-Trump Boycott Looks To Expand Its Reach

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Shannon Coulter, the founder of the anti-Trump boycott movement #GrabYourWallet, believes the protest is having a broader cultural impact beyond affecting a corporation's bottom line.


This Week In Education: DeVos Hires; NY Announces Free College And Free Textbooks

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Federal marshals aren't the only new faces at the U.S. Education Department, we report in our weekly roundup of education news. The other big story: New York State's plan for free college.


Occupy Activist Micah White: Time To Move Beyond Memes And Street Spectacles

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Micah White co-created Occupy Wall Street. Now he considers the worldwide movement a "constructive failure." In an NPR interview, the author of The End Of Protest says it's time for new tactics.


Message To 'Resistors' From Occupy Co-Creator: Stop Protesting. Run For Office

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Micah White helped spark the Occupy Wall Street protests that spread worldwide. The activist and writer now says street protest is futile. Progressives, he says, should go rural and run for office.