Education

Education
2:31 am
Mon April 30, 2012

Economy Puts Value Of Liberal Arts Under Scrutiny

Wellesley College English professor Yoon Lee teaches a class on the rise of the novel.
Tovia Smith NPR

Originally published on Tue May 1, 2012 5:47 am

As high school seniors wrestle with big decisions before Tuesday's deadline about which college they want to go to, some of the nation's top liberal arts colleges are dealing with big decisions of their own. Many of the most elite private schools are trying to figure out how they may have to adapt at a time when they're seen as a more expensive — and less direct — path to landing a job.

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Politics
4:12 am
Fri April 27, 2012

House To Vote On Student Loan Bill

Originally published on Fri April 27, 2012 6:24 am

Lawmakers in the House plan to vote Friday on a measure that would prevent a doubling of the student loan interest rate on July 1. The House would pay for the decreased revenue by raiding the new health care law's fund for preventive care.

Education
1:44 am
Fri April 27, 2012

Teaching The LA Riots At Two City Schools

Smoke rises as fires burn out of control near Vermont Street in Los Angeles on April 30, 1992. Riots erupted after L.A. police officers were acquitted in the beating of black motorist Rodney King.
Paul Sakuma AP

Originally published on Fri April 27, 2012 9:22 pm

It has been 20 years since four police officers were acquitted in the beating of Rodney King, and L.A. erupted in race-fueled riots. Many in Los Angeles, including students who weren't born when the riots hit in April 1992, are reflecting on those days of anger, looting and destruction, asking why it happened and how to make sure it doesn't happen again.

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Around the Nation
3:35 pm
Thu April 26, 2012

39 Years Later, Oregon Man Apologizes To Teacher

Originally published on Thu April 26, 2012 8:21 pm

Melissa Block talks to Larry Israelson about his 39 year late apology to his 7th grade teacher. When he was 12 years old, he did something he only later realized probably hurt his teacher. It was minor but in time, when he was older and wiser, he wanted to find his teacher and apologize.

Education
10:45 am
Thu April 26, 2012

Boehner: House Will Vote On Student Loans

The House is set to vote Friday on a GOP proposal to keep some student loan interest rates at current levels. Many students have been concerned at news that the current 3.4 percent rate could double if Congress fails to extend the 2007 College Cost Reduction and Access Act. Host Michel Martin talks with Jason Delisle of the New America Foundation.

Orleans Parish School Board
11:59 am
Wed April 18, 2012

Orleans School Superintendent Kilbert surprises board by announcing his retirement

Orleans Parish Schools Superintendent Darryl Kilbert.
The Lens

In an unexpected move Tuesday night, Orleans Parish Schools Superintendent Darryl Kilbert announced his retirement after more than 30 years as an educator in the city.

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Andre Perry Commentary
5:00 pm
Fri April 6, 2012

We're Shooting Elephants

Andre Perry discusses the Trayvon Martin shooting and our society.

In his classic essay titled “Shooting an Elephant,” George Orwell writes of a colonial, sub-divisional police officer’s experience in twentieth century Burma. The narrator, who we presume to be Orwell, reflects on the officer’s pursuit of a rampaging elephant in heat that was ravaging the fragile village that stood in the way of the humungous beast’s unpredictable path.  The impassioned elephant even killed a man who could not dodge the animal’s urges.

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The Lens: Education
1:31 pm
Wed April 4, 2012

Special-ed students in Orleans schools use ‘alternate pencils’ to acquire writing skills

Teacher Kimberly Sanfeliz has brought the alternate-pencils technique into her special-ed classes at Craig Elementary.
Jessica Williams The Lens

It’s Friday morning in Kimberly Sanfeliz’s class, and one of her students, a 7-year-old, is signing in.

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Andre Perry Commentary
5:10 pm
Fri March 30, 2012

The Next Economy

Commentator Andre Perry talks about how to make an inclusive workforce.

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Andre Perry Commentary
5:00 pm
Fri March 16, 2012

What's The Purpose of Jindal's Education Agenda?

 

What exactly is the purpose of public education? Gov. Bobby Jindal’s sweeping education package has introduced a litany of policy initiatives, slogans, and ideas that have flown over the public’s head faster than it did through the House and Senate education committees. As the general public literally waits for whatever falls in our collective laps, would proponents or opponents please articulate a coherent vision of the purpose of public education.

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