Education

8:03am

Wed July 2, 2014
NPR Ed

The Return Of The One-Room Schoolhouse

Originally published on Wed July 2, 2014 11:52 am

The West Street Schoolhouse in Southington, Ct., was built around 1760. It was heated with a potbellied wood stove.
National Register of Historic Places

Even if your grandpa didn't walk uphill to school both ways, or have to break the ice on the bucket before fetching a drink with the dipper, you probably have iconic images in your mind of the one-room schoolhouse. It's a storied piece of America's past dating back to the Colonial era.

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5:23am

Tue July 1, 2014
NPR Ed

Asking Kids With Special Needs To Clear The Same Bar

Originally published on Tue July 1, 2014 12:48 pm

Jackson Ellis will soon head to fourth grade. Diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, he's been receiving publicly funded services since he was 15 months old. Jackson's mother, Rebecca Ellis, a single parent, has made education advocacy her career. She's fighting to make sure her son gets the help he needs at his Mandeville, Louisiana public school. That's always been an uphill battle. But, since the state adopted the Common Core State Standards, Ellis says, it's become even harder.

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3:03pm

Mon June 30, 2014
NPR Ed

A Role Model Pipeline For Young Black Men

Originally published on Mon July 7, 2014 11:20 am

This story is part of the "Men in America" series on All Things Considered.

Fewer than 2 percent of the nation's elementary school teachers are black men. A program at Clemson University in South Carolina is looking to change that.

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8:46am

Mon June 30, 2014
NPR Ed

A 'Death Knell' For Public Sector Unions? Not Yet

One of the last two Supreme Court decisions of this term was billed as a potential "final destruction" or "kill shot" for public sector unions. They seem to have been merely nicked by a bullet.

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6:28am

Mon June 30, 2014
NPR Ed

Is Latin Making A Comeback In Schools? Caveat Lector

Latin has now been "coming back" in schools for more than half a century.
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Look no further than Hollywood this summer to know that new ideas are often just old ones that have been dragged out of the past and dressed up to look fresh.

It happens in journalism too, and education journalism is no exception. Having covered this stuff for a long time now, I'm regularly coming across old stories that simply refuse to die.

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