Education

10:05am

Tue June 24, 2014
NPR Ed

New Approaches To Discipline Strive To Keep Kids Out Of Jail

Originally published on Tue June 24, 2014 5:14 pm

A jury of 9th-graders is sworn in at a "teen court" session in Michigan.
Jennifer Guerra Michigan Radio

School's out for the summer. For young people in New York City, if last summer was any guide, that may mean they're less likely to be arrested.

The connection between young people, especially poor boys of color, getting into trouble in school and getting into trouble with the law is known as the "school-to-prison pipeline."

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12:11pm

Mon June 23, 2014
NPR Ed

Be A Varsity Player ... In Video Games?

Originally published on Mon June 23, 2014 1:22 pm

League of Legends is a video game with 70 million players a month.
Riot Games, Inc

Imagine the lede in the campus newspaper:

The Eagles swept to a win last night in 100 hours of tournament gameplay. Tabbz made the absolute best usage of the shields and heals that were available to him. Froggen went for utility and pushing power, while Nyph's black shields were near perfect, and he hit a bunch of bindings. Airwak's Lee Sin kick ended the encounter with a massive multicolor explosion.

Monday morning quarterbacking will never be the same.

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2:32am

Mon June 23, 2014
NPR Ed

To Boost Attendance, Milwaukee Schools Revive Art, Music And Gym

Originally published on Mon June 23, 2014 1:00 pm

Students in gym class at Richard Kluge Elementary in Milwaukee. Two years ago, the students had no gym, art, or music classes but that's changing as Milwaukee Public Schools re-hires teachers for these classes.
Erin Toner WUWM

In the stuffy, little gymnasium at Richard Kluge Elementary in Milwaukee, 16 boys and girls are stretching, jumping and marching to music.

Two years ago, the school had no gym, art or music classes due to budget cuts. But now, Kluge students get a so-called "special" class three days a week.

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8:03am

Sat June 21, 2014
NPR Ed

A Former Drug Dealer Gives A Great Defense Of The Liberal Arts

Originally published on Wed June 25, 2014 11:00 am

The Bard Prison Initiative gives inmates at six prisons around New York state the opportunity to study in person with professors from top colleges and universities in the region.
China Jorrin

In preparation for my visit to the 11th annual commencement ceremony of the Bard Prison Initiative, I sat down for a conversation with Donnell Hughes, an alumnus of the program. BPI, as it's called, gives inmates at six prisons around New York state the opportunity to study in person with professors not only from Bard College, but from MIT, Harvard, Columbia, Vassar and local community colleges.

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6:03am

Fri June 20, 2014
NPR Ed

The Politics Of The Common Core

Originally published on Fri June 20, 2014 9:08 am

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal announces his plan to remove Louisiana from tests associated with the Common Core.
Melinda Deslatte AP

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said Wednesday that he wants to cut ties with the Common Core State Standards, the benchmarks in reading and math that he helped bring to the state four years ago, and replace them with new, Louisiana-specific standards.

"We won't let the federal government take over Louisiana's education standards," Jindal said in a statement. "We're very alarmed about choice and local control over curriculum being taken away from parents and educators."

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