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Former Band Member Convicted Of Manslaughter In Hazing Death

7 hours 31 min ago

A former member of Florida A&M University's marching band was convicted of manslaughter on Friday. Prosecutors said Dante Martin helped organize the hazing that took Robert Champion's life.

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50 Great Teachers: A Celebration Of Great Teaching

17 hours 8 min ago

Our new series will tell the stories of great teachers, and explore some big questions: What is great teaching? Can it be taught? How do good teachers become great ones?

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A $1.3 Billion Question: What's The Future Of LA's iPad Program?

19 hours 14 min ago

The departure of Superintendent John Deasy leaves the controversial program — and the future of the district's technology plans — up in the air.

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LA Schools' Technology Expansion Loses Its Biggest Advocate

19 hours 14 min ago

With the resignation of Superintendent John Deasy, the future of the Los Angeles Unified School District's troubled iPad program is even more uncertain.

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New Initiative Hopes To Connect Qualified Students With College Know-How

October 30, 2014 - 4:40pm

Thousands of qualified students from low-income backgrounds don't attend college because they don't have the information they need to apply. NPR's Melissa Block speaks with former New York City Schools chancellor Harold Levy about a program, funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies, which aims to use the Internet to link high school students to counselors and mentors.

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So Who Was Socrates, Anyway? Let's Ask Some Kids

October 30, 2014 - 2:03pm

In part two of our look at the ancient Greek philosopher, we ask students at a California school about the Socratic teaching method and the questions it inspires.

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50 Great Teachers: Socrates, The Ancient World's Teaching Superstar

October 29, 2014 - 5:00am

It's been 2,400 years since he taught his last class, but the teaching method Socrates created, and that bears his name, lives on today.

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Former Band Member On Trial In Florida A&M Hazing Death

October 28, 2014 - 4:50pm

Three years after Florida A&M student Robert Champion died after a beating on a bus, a member of the university's marching band is on trial for manslaughter.

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Former Band Member On Trial In Florida A&M Hazing Death

October 28, 2014 - 4:50pm

Three years after Florida A&M student Robert Champion died after a beating on a bus, a member of the university's marching band is on trial for manslaughter.

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Former Band Member On Trial In Florida A&M Hazing Death

October 28, 2014 - 4:50pm

Three years after Florida A&M student Robert Champion died after a beating on a bus, a member of the university's marching band is on trial for manslaughter.

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Some St. Louis Teachers Address Ferguson With Lessons On Race

October 28, 2014 - 4:38pm

Some teachers in St. Louis are using events in Ferguson to spark discussions about race and class in a deeply segregated region. Others have found approaching the subject a difficult task.

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Some St. Louis Teachers Address Ferguson With Lessons On Race

October 28, 2014 - 4:38pm

Educators in St. Louis are using events in Ferguson to spark discussions about race and class in a deeply segregated region. Others have found approaching the subject a difficult task.

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A Helping Hand To High Achievers

October 28, 2014 - 4:31pm

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will invest $10 million over two years to help top students from poor families into college.

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The Many, Many Secret Lives Of Teachers

October 28, 2014 - 11:53am

What do teachers do outside the classroom? We've gotten hundreds of responses to that question. To list a few: They officiate at weddings, run nonprofits and Jazzercise.

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The Secret Lives Of Teachers: Mei-Ling Uliasz

October 27, 2014 - 7:03am

The second installation of our Secret Lives series continues with a profile of a second-grade teacher with a passion for making "upcycled" jewelry.

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A Family's Lives Changed In An Instant: A New Orleans Reporter's Notebook

October 26, 2014 - 5:17am

"There's no hope. It's like, these little boys are just trigger happy and gun crazy."

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A New Orleans Family's Lives Changed In An Instant

October 26, 2014 - 5:17am

A stray bullet took 5-year-old Kyle Romain's sight. His mother fears the violence in her neighborhood will continue: "There's no hope. These little boys are just trigger-happy and gun-crazy."

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Curiosity: It Helps Us Learn, But Why?

October 24, 2014 - 11:53am

New research suggests that curiosity triggers chemical changes in the brain that help us better understand and retain information.

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UNC Chancellor: Report Reveals 'Shocking Lack' Of Checks And Balances

October 23, 2014 - 4:22pm

Audie Cornish talks with the chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Carol Folt, about Wednesday's report on the school's varsity athletes taking phony classes.

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New Details Revealed In University Of North Carolina Academic Scandal

October 23, 2014 - 4:22pm

At one of the most prestigious state universities in the country, there's new detail on a very dark chapter. An independent investigation at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill reveals new details of a long running scandal that involved thousands of students, phony classes and bogus grades.

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