Education

Sports
4:34 am
Wed November 5, 2014

Charlotte's College Of Faith Lacks A Campus But Not A Football Team

Originally published on Wed November 5, 2014 10:58 am

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NPR Ed
3:16 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

From NYC's International Schools, Lessons For Teaching Unaccompanied Minors

Alexandra Starr

Originally published on Thu November 6, 2014 3:47 pm

Flushing International High School is like a teenage version of the United Nations. Walk down the hallway and you can meet students from Colombia, China, Ecuador, Bangladesh and South Korea.

"Our students come from about 40 different countries, speak 20 different languages," says Lara Evangelista, the school's principal.

With schools around the country scrambling to educate the more than 57,000 unaccompanied child migrants who've crossed the border this year, I came to see what lessons International Schools like this one can offer.

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NPR Ed
3:16 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

Philadelphia Schools: Another Year, Another Budget Crisis

LA Johnson NPR

Originally published on Tue November 4, 2014 5:32 pm

Trying to figure out why Philadelphia's public schools have been teetering on insolvency the past few years is no easy task.

But let's start with some basic facts. The district, the eighth largest in the nation, is entirely dependent on three sources of money: Almost half of its $2.8 billion budget comes from the city. A little over a third comes from the state. Most of the rest comes from the federal government.

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School Safety
5:53 pm
Mon November 3, 2014

Norman North HIgh School On Brief Lockdown

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A Norman high school was locked down briefly after police got into a foot chase with a student suspected of selling marijuana.

Norman Public Schools spokeswoman Shelly Hickman says Norman North High School was placed on lockdown for about 45 minutes Monday afternoon while police took the male student into custody.

Hickman says police and school administrators were interviewing the student Monday afternoon when the student got up and ran from the room.

The school was briefly placed on lockdown while police chased the student and then detained him.

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2014 Elections
11:09 am
Mon November 3, 2014

State Superintendent Candidates Spar Over Qualifications In Debate

Democratic superintendent canddiate John Cox and Republican nominee Joy Hofmeister during Tuesday's debate at Oklahoma State University-Tulsa.
OStateTV

With just a week before the November 4 general election, Republican Joy Hofmeister and Democrat John Cox set out to differentiate themselves last night in one of the final debates in the race for Oklahoma’s top education office.

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NPR Ed
7:03 am
Sun November 2, 2014

A Collection Of Clues To America's Educational Past

The Allen Company alphabet board dates back to 1840.
Elissa Nadworny NPR

If you walk past Daniel Radcliffe's Harry Potter robe, ride the elevator up four floors, above the ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz and a family of four visiting from Cincinnati, Ohio, you'll find yourself in a long hallway that vaguely resembles a hospital walkway.

The fourth floor of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History is an assortment of offices and storage rooms.

Debbie Schaefer-Jacobs ushers me through a heavy brown door. She's the curator for the museum's education collection, and this is one of those days that people like her relish.

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News
7:11 am
Sat November 1, 2014

Jury Finds Tradition Is No Excuse For Brutal Hazing

Pam Champion (second from right) and Robert Champion Sr. (right), parents of Robert Champion Jr., listen as the guilty verdict against Dante Martin is read in an Orlando courtroom on Friday.
Red Huber AP

Originally published on Sat November 1, 2014 1:25 pm

A jury has rejected a defense argument that beatings of Florida A&M University band members were a band tradition. The panel found a former member of marching band guilty of felony hazing and manslaughter in one such beating.

Dante Martin is now looking at a possible sentence of up to 22 years in prison for his role in the death of Robert Champion. Sentencing is scheduled for Jan. 9.

Called "The Example" by band colleagues, Champion was an accomplished clarinetist, drum major and leader of the "Marching 100."

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Law
4:51 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

Former Band Member Convicted Of Manslaughter In Hazing Death

Originally published on Fri October 31, 2014 6:41 pm

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NPR Ed
6:03 am
Fri October 31, 2014

50 Great Teachers: A Celebration Of Great Teaching

LA Johnson/NPR

Originally published on Mon December 1, 2014 12:46 pm

Anne Sullivan was a great teacher. Famously, she was the "Miracle Worker," who taught a blind and deaf girl named Helen Keller to understand sign language and, eventually, to read and write.

Socrates ... now there was a great teacher. More than 2,000 years after he gave his last pop quiz, we still know him for the teaching style named after him, the Socratic method. And through the writings of his most famous pupil, Plato.

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Education
3:57 am
Fri October 31, 2014

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

Originally published on Fri October 31, 2014 11:42 am

This time last year, students in Los Angeles were squealing with delight as boxes of new iPads rolled into their schools. It was the first phase of what was touted as the largest technology expansion in the country.

The program has run into a host of problems since then, leading to this month's resignation of its biggest advocate, Superintendent John Deasy.

Which leaves the question: Does this mark the end of the effort?

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