Eric Westervelt

Eric Westervelt appears in the following:

Denver Looks For Balanced Approach To School Choice

Monday, February 20, 2017

Denver's innovative approach to school choice gets high marks from parents and pundits. The program also includes rebooting and even closing down under-performing schools, mostly in neighborhoods with some of the most vulnerable students.


The Mile High Promise, And Risk, Of School Choice

Monday, February 20, 2017

Denver's innovative approach to school choice gets high marks from many parents and pundits. The program also raises questions about the limitations of choice in narrowing access and equity gaps.


5 Things To Look For In Betsy DeVos' Confirmation Hearing

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Donald Trump's nominee for education secretary faces tough questions as her Senate confirmation hearings start.


The Higher Ed Learning Revolution: Tracking Each Student's Every Move

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

More colleges and universities are exploring how to better use the trove of data they're collecting on their students to improve teaching and learning.


Screen Time Reality Check — For Kids And Parents

Monday, December 26, 2016

As technology is increasingly woven into family life, parents struggle to navigate limits without personal experience from their own childhoods to fall back on.


Students: Colleges Are Tracking You Online. It Can Help You Graduate

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Some campuses are testing new tools that give professors access to real-time data on student engagement and performance.


How Investing In Preschool Beats The Stock Market, Hands Down

Monday, December 12, 2016

A new study on high-quality early learning programs shows a robust long-term return on investment. The most potent ingredients? Parental engagement and empathy.


Trump's Pick For Education: A Free Market Approach To School Choice

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Betsy DeVos is the president-elect's candidate for Secretary of Education. The Michigan philanthropist favors a free-market competition and choice approach to school reform.


Trump Chooses Michigan Philanthropist Betsy DeVos As Secretary Of Education

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump has named Michigan philanthropist and charter school advocate Betsy DeVos as his secretary of education.


Trump Chooses Betsy DeVos For Education Secretary

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

The Michigan activist and philanthropist is a strong advocate for school choice and vouchers.


On The Lesson Plan: Make Stuff. Fail. Learn While You're At It

Monday, November 14, 2016

A leader of the maker movement talks about how building stuff can help students, teachers, schools and parents be more creative.


Sixth Graders Need To Talk Out Trump's White House Win

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Sixth graders at Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School in North Berkeley, Calif., react to President-elect Donald Trump's victory. Their school was a polling station on Tuesday.


Here's What Students Are Saying About The Election Results

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Reaction to Donald Trump's victory was emotional for many students. Here's what they had to say at SciTech High in Harrisburg, Pa., and Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School in Berkley, Calif.


Learning In The Age Of Digital Distraction

Saturday, November 05, 2016

The new book The Distracted Mind: Ancient Brains In A High-Tech World makes the case for managing the tsunami of digital distractions to aid how we learn, absorb information and live.


Freedom To Explore: 2 Schools Where The Students Call The Shots

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

In NPR Ed's latest Long Listen, we explore innovative schools that tap into the power of student-directed learning.


What Trump And Clinton Have To Say About Education

Friday, October 28, 2016

The candidates aren't talking much about education, but the next president faces big challenges: reducing achievement gaps, implementing the new education law, and expanding access and opportunity.


National Science Test Scores Are Out, But What Do They Really Tell Us?

Thursday, October 27, 2016

The results are mixed for fourth-, eighth- and 12th-graders. More than that, though, experts say the nation's report card may be out of step with the latest goals for science learning.


What Are The Main Reasons Teachers Call It Quits?

Monday, October 24, 2016

Teachers in the U.S. flee the profession at rates higher than other developed nations. Often, the reasons have little to do with pay, parents or students.


Can A School District Help Diversify A Fire Department?

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

In an effort to boost diversity and interest in firefighting, the Los Angeles fire department created special career-focused programs in local high schools.


Shaken By Economic Change, 'Non-Traditional' Students Are Becoming The New Normal

Sunday, September 25, 2016

The massive growth in the adult student population in America's colleges and universities — one quarter of all college students are over the age of 30 — is changing the higher ed landscape.