Eric Westervelt

Eric Westervelt appears in the following:

Donald Trump's Plan For America's Schools

Sunday, September 25, 2016

More choice, no Common Core, and a gutting of the U.S. Education Department.


Frustration. Burnout. Attrition. It's Time To Address The National Teacher Shortage

Thursday, September 15, 2016

New national reports out today by the Learning Policy Institute look at the widening teacher shortage problem — and offer solutions.


Teaching Sept. 11 To Students Who Were Born After The Attacks Happened

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.


Surprise! Amid Rising Inequality, One School Gap Is Narrowing

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.


L Is For Learning: A New Book On Proven Approaches And How Teachers Can Use Them

Friday, August 12, 2016

We talk with the author of The ABCs of How We Learn. It's based on a popular Stanford course.


3 Challenges As Hands-On, DIY Culture Moves Into Schools

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.


'I'm A Student-Debt Slave.' How'd We Get Here?

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.


From YouTube Pioneer Sal Khan, A School With Real Classrooms

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.


Orlando Gunman Omar Mateen Pledged Allegiance To ISIS

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.


Listeners Got Active About Our Active Learning Stories

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.


A Nobel Laureate's Education Plea: Revolutionize Teaching

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.


Stanford Physicist Embarks On Mission To Improve Undergraduate Teaching

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.


New Education Secretary: Bold Agenda. Just 10 Months To Get It Done

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.


More Teachers Can't Afford To Live Where They Teach

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Rising rents, housing prices and living costs in the top real estate markets from Boston to San Francisco are putting the squeeze on teachers.


There Is No FDA For Education. Maybe There Should Be

Monday, March 07, 2016

Has American education research mostly languished in an echo chamber for much of the last half century?

Harvard's Thomas Kane thinks so.

Why have the medical and pharmaceutical industries and Silicon Valley all created clear paths to turn top research into game-changing innovations, he asks, while education research mostly remains ...


GOP Grapples With A Possible Trump Nomination

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour talks about how the Republican Party is handling Donald Trump as the frontrunner and why so many voters like him.


Emojis Are Becoming A Bigger Part Of Conversation ;)

Sunday, February 28, 2016

With Facebook unveiling additional emoji options, linguist Tyler Schnoebelen talks about how emojis are changing the way we communicate.


Shaky Cease-Fire Holds In Syria, For Now

Sunday, February 28, 2016

The U.S. and Russia have brokered a partial truce in the fighting in Syria. NPR's Alice Fordham has an update on its prospects and how it's affecting people on the ground.


Being Black In The Tech Industry

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Professor, author and CEO of Clearly Innovative, Aaron Saunders talks about the challenges of being African-American in the tech industry.


Campaigns Update: Controversy Ignites Over Trump And The KKK

Sunday, February 28, 2016

In an interview Sunday, Donald Trump would not disavow support from former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke. NPR's Sarah McCammon and Tamara Keith have the latest from the campaigns.