Education

Youth Radio
5:22 am
Tue May 27, 2014

Meadow Homes 4th Graders Embrace Common Core Standards

Originally published on Tue May 27, 2014 6:57 am

The Common Core State Standards have roiled state legislatures across the country and frustrated some parents. But what do kids think of them? We visit a school in California's Bay Area to find out.

Education
5:22 am
Tue May 27, 2014

Colorado Law Helps Remedial College Students Be Successful

Originally published on Tue May 27, 2014 5:21 pm

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Every year, half of all students who get accepted to college are told that in spite of being accepted they are not ready, at least not in one or more subjects like math. So they're sent to remedial class.

DAVID GREENE, BYLINE: And then thousands of them drop out. And that is costing states and students an estimated $3 billion a year.

INSKEEP: Which is why some states are working to reform a broken remedial system. From Colorado Public Radio, Jenny Brundin reports.

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Education
4:17 pm
Mon May 26, 2014

Who's Using The Data Mined From Students?

Originally published on Mon May 26, 2014 4:43 pm

Information tracked by educational software can be of great help to teachers. But as Politico's Stephanie Simon explains, private companies can also monetize the data by selling it to marketers.

Education
4:17 pm
Mon May 26, 2014

Mass Collection Of Student Data Raises Privacy Concerns

Originally published on Mon May 26, 2014 4:43 pm

States are centralizing record-keeping and tracking student progress, while online educational software sheds light on how students learn. But many worry about how this information could be misused.

NPR Ed
1:47 pm
Mon May 26, 2014

Your Thoughts On The Most Important Challenge Facing Education

Many call for revisions in education.
Nic McPhee Flickr

For our first blog post last week, we asked about the biggest opportunities and challenges in education today and repeated the call on Twitter. Here's what you said. You can also read this story on Storify.

Oklahoma Voices
11:30 am
Mon May 26, 2014

Where Did Freedom Come From? A Case For Coincidence In U.S. History’s Defining Conflict

Our Banner in the Sky
Frederic Edwin Church Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

The nation pauses Monday to mark Memorial Day and honor the thousands of soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines who made the ultimate sacrifice for this country’s freedom. The holiday started in the late 1860s to honor Union and Confederate soldiers killed during the four brutal years of the American Civil War.

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The Two-Way
7:57 am
Mon May 26, 2014

Killed The Mockingbird? American Classics Cut From British Reading List

Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize winning novel To Kill A Mockingbird didn't make the cut in the U.K.
Tim Boyle Getty Images

Originally published on Mon May 26, 2014 11:56 am

For decades, British students have grown up reading the American classics To Kill A Mockingbird, Of Mice and Men and The Crucible. Now, if students want to read those books, it will be on their own time. Harper Lee, John Steinbeck and Arthur Miller are out — perhaps replaced by the likes of Charles Dickens, Jane Austen and George Eliot.

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Education
2:12 pm
Sat May 24, 2014

After Months Of Homelessness, A Teen Leaves The Woods Behind

Desiree Wieczorek sits in a bedroom she now shares with her sister. The best part of living in a house after being homeless for five months, she says, is the warm showers.
Sarah Harris North Country Public Radio

Originally published on Sat May 24, 2014 9:53 pm

You may think of homelessness as a distinctly urban issue, with people sleeping in shelters or on the streets. But homelessness happens in rural communities too, and it happens to children.

For Desiree Wieczorek, a 10th-grader in northern New York, homelessness was all too real last year. For five months, she and her family lived in the woods near Parishville, N.Y.

Recently, I trekked into the woods with Desiree and her father, Kenny, to the area where they had lived. It's remote, with tall trees and a raging river.

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NPR Ed
9:03 am
Sat May 24, 2014

Why Mr. Rogers Is Having A Big Moment In Education

Digital media? Creativity? Early Childhood education? Mr. Rogers was an early champion for trends that are hot in education today.
AP

Originally published on Sat May 24, 2014 11:18 am

"Would you be mine? Could you be mine? Won't you be my neighbor?"

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Mental Health
6:49 am
Sat May 24, 2014

Students Struggle With Depression — And With Telling The Story

Originally published on Sat May 24, 2014 1:09 pm

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SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

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