Eric Westervelt appears in the following:
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.
Tuesday, November 01, 2016
In NPR Ed's latest Long Listen, we explore innovative schools that tap into the power of student-directed learning.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sunday, September 25, 2016
More choice, no Common Core, and a gutting of the U.S. Education Department.
Thursday, September 15, 2016
New national reports out today by the Learning Policy Institute look at the widening teacher shortage problem — and offer solutions.
Saturday, September 10, 2016
Fifteen years after Sept. 11, some schools are grappling with how to teach the terrorist attacks and their aftermath to a new generation of students.
Sunday, August 28, 2016
A new study shows that economic and racial school readiness gaps have narrowed significantly over a 12-year period. Score one for parental engagement and quality pre-K. But huge gaps remain.
Friday, August 12, 2016
We talk with the author of The ABCs of How We Learn. It's based on a popular Stanford course.
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Creative and fun "maker spaces" are popping up in more schools. But administrators and teachers face big hurdles if they want them to be a sustainable part of the curriculum.
Monday, July 11, 2016
This election season, the student debt crisis has finally gotten the attention it deserves. A look at how we got here, who has profited and just a few of the lives affected.
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Sal Khan, a pioneer of online tutorials with his successful Khan Academy, has established a private brick-and-mortar laboratory school in Silicon Valley. He plans to share its lessons with educators.
Monday, June 13, 2016
The shooter in the Orlando, Fla., nightclub shooting was not from the area. He lived about two hours away in Fort Pierce.
Saturday, April 23, 2016
Two recent reports on a Stanford Noble Laureate's efforts to change how undergraduate science education struck a nerve with many of you.
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Stanford physicist Carl Wieman is on a quest to bury the big lecture in favor of evidence-based techniques. But it's not clear higher education is listening.
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Research shows that some teaching methods are a lot better than others. But why aren't more colleges and universities even bothering to measure teaching effectiveness? Nobel Laureate Carl Wieman, a Stanford professor, is on a mission to improve undergraduate teaching and learning.
Saturday, March 26, 2016
John B. King Jr. talks about his priorities for a tenure that may be short-lived: implementing the new education law, high-quality preschool and college access, to name a few.