Education

7:03am

Sat June 7, 2014
NPR Ed

High School Band: There's An App For That

Originally published on Wed June 11, 2014 8:34 am

Jason Haughton sings an original tune composed by the PS 177 Technology Band.
Eric Westervelt NPR

Join the Band.

Next week we're going to spend a little time with a public school band that rocks, swings, and breaks new musical ground.

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1:00pm

Fri June 6, 2014
NPR Ed

Wanted: New Ideas For Closing The Skills Gap

Originally published on Fri June 6, 2014 5:07 pm

Getting to your first job can require a leap of faith.
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Millions of young college graduates are now heading to job fairs. They'll be sweating in their unfamiliar suits in the summer heat. They'll be wondering: Do I really have what it takes to cut it in this job market? New research indicates that employers are just as doubtful.

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8:03am

Thu June 5, 2014
NPR Ed

A Diverse #SummerReading List For Kids

Originally published on Thu June 5, 2014 6:16 pm

Ruby in Ruby's Wish is a determined protagonist any boy or girl can learn from.
Courtesy of Lara Starr

In children's books, it can be easier to find talking pandas than characters of color.

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7:03am

Thu June 5, 2014
NPR Ed

The Birds And The Bees ... And iPads

Originally published on Thu June 5, 2014 11:03 am

"The talk." The facts of life. The birds and the bees. Whatever you call it, do you remember when and how you first learned about human sexuality? For me, it was a series of conversations in school and with my parents that began in third grade with the classic picture book Where Did I Come From?.

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6:03am

Thu June 5, 2014
NPR Ed

A Master's In Media...From Conde Nast?

If she were your professor, all your work would be on time and fabulous. Or else.
Anonymous ASSOCIATED PRESS

Conde Nast, the magazine publishing company known for The New Yorker, Wired and Vogue, is getting into the US higher education market.

As our public media colleagues at Marketplace reported, the company is partnering with a venture capital firm and some as-yet-unnamed universities to launch a set of co-branded certificate courses, and eventually a master's degree.

Why is a media company getting into the higher education business? And why now?

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