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The Short Shelf Life Of Urban School Superintendents

15 hours 27 min ago

Do big-city chiefs like John Deasy, recently ousted from LA Unified, get enough time to make a difference?

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The Secret Lives Of Teachers

October 18, 2014 - 8:03am

Our new series looks at what teachers do when they're not teaching. Artist? Carpenter? Quidditch player? What's your secret life?

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The New Vocabulary Of Urban Education

October 17, 2014 - 1:32pm

The names that many big-city schools, teachers and students use to describe themselves are changing. Exhibit A: New Orleans.

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LA Schools Superintendent Steps Down, Defends Tenure

October 17, 2014 - 9:16am

John Deasy's resignation, announced by the Los Angeles school board Thursday, comes after high-profile tussles with the teachers union and a troubled initiative to put an iPad in every student's hand.

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New Research Suggests Small High Schools May Help After All

October 17, 2014 - 7:03am

A New York City entrant in a long-running research controversy over the effectiveness of small high schools reveals that a reform derided as a failure has positive impact.

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LA Schools Superintendent To Leave After iPad Controversy

October 17, 2014 - 5:03am

The Los Angeles schools superintendent is stepping down. John Deasy's resignation follows a contracting scandal that put him on the defensive. He talks to Steve Inskeep about why he resigned.

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Interfaith Chaplains Revitalize An Old Role On College Campuses

October 16, 2014 - 4:25pm

A third of young Americans report no religious affiliation. Given the odds, you might expect life around a college chaplain's office to be pretty dull these days. Not so.

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In Crisis, Philadelphia Public Schools Revoke Teachers' Contract

October 16, 2014 - 4:25pm

Mounting debt, concentrated poverty and a political fight have nudged its school system to the brink of insolvency. With nowhere else to cut, district officials voided the teachers' union contract.

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LA Schools Superintendent To Step Down Amid iPad Controversy

October 16, 2014 - 12:03pm

Rachel Martin talks with KPCC's Annie Gilbertson about the pending resignation of John Deasy, who had been at the center of a controversial plan to purchase 700,000 iPads for students and teachers.

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Black Students Gather At Harvard To Watch 'Dear White People'

October 16, 2014 - 5:34am

Dear White People follows the stories of four black students at a prestigious, majority white college, where racial tensions are threatening to bring chaos to the campus.

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Harvard Law Professors Say New Sexual Assault Policy Is One-Sided

October 15, 2014 - 6:44pm

A group of 28 law professors has written an open letter criticizing the university's new sexual assault policy, citing due process concerns and saying it gives victims more rights than the accused.

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What Will Malala's Nobel Peace Prize Mean For Girls' Education?

October 15, 2014 - 12:25pm

Although important strides have been made, a children's rights expert says the world has a long way to go before Malala Yousafzai's vision of meaningful education for all is realized.

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A New Credential For The Tech Industry

October 15, 2014 - 10:47am

General Assembly, an alternative education program, announces a new set of credentials for software-related jobs.

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Identifying The Worst Colleges In America

October 14, 2014 - 2:03pm

How better ratings can help students make better decisions.

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School Facilities Strained By Boom In Petroleum Engineering

October 14, 2014 - 5:09am

Students want to cash in on that growing job market. Those high paying jobs are also attracting petroleum engineering professors. So there are fewer professors to teach ballooning classes.

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Daniel Tiger: Won't You Be His Neighbor?

October 13, 2014 - 7:03am

The PBS program Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood is bringing the legacy of Fred Rogers to a new generation of children.

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A New Orleans Charter School Marches To Its Own Tune

October 13, 2014 - 3:22am

As part of our series on the education revolution underway in the Crescent City, we profile a new, independent arts-centered charter that's struggling to put down roots.

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To Cut Student Debt, Florida College Cuts Off Some Student Borrowing

October 12, 2014 - 4:54pm

One of Florida's largest community colleges is trying to reduce the amount of debt its students take on. As part of a federal experiment, it has barred them from taking out any unsubsidized loans.

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It's 2014. All Children Are Supposed To Be Proficient. What Happened?

October 11, 2014 - 12:49pm

The No Child Left Behind law famously set this year as the date when, well, no children would be left behind. So now what?

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Digital Natives, Except When It Comes To Textbooks

October 10, 2014 - 4:38pm

Textbook prices are high and rising, yet one obvious alternative to paying for paper — the e-textbook — just hasn't caught on, even with a new, digital-savvy generation of students.

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