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Education : NPR 17 hours 20 min ago
- New York City Announces Plan To Expand Universal Preschool To 3 Year Olds New York City has announced an ambitious plan to extend universal preschool to 3 year olds.
- Mayor Bill de Blasio says the effort will expand on the city's current program for 4 year olds.
Education : NPR 18 hours 13 min ago
- The Research Argument For NYC's Preschool Plan For 3YearOlds Mayor Bill de Blasio this week pushed ahead with plans to make New York City one of nation's few big cities to offer free, fullday preschool for all 3yearolds.
- What we've done is shown the benefits across two generations of the study of these enriched early child care programs.
- Not only providing child care for working mothers — allowing them to get more education — but primarily to get more work experience, higher earnings gains through participating in the workforce, but also getting highquality child care environments that turn out to be developmentally rich.
- Turns out one of the most effective ingredients for these early child care programs is interacting with the child.
- You can also talk about the benefits of reduced health care expenditures, higherquality of life and so forth.
Education : NPR 1 day 9 hours ago
- Nation's Report Card Finds Mixed Grades For U.S. Students In Visual Arts, Music For only the third time ever, the government released today a national report card examining the knowledge, understanding and abilities of U.S. eighthgraders in visual arts and music.
- But only three times — in 1997, 2008 and now from 2016 — has it looked at music and visual arts.
- The arts assessment measured students' knowledge based on their ability to understand and interpret historical pieces of art and music.
- In music, students averaged 150 on a scale of 300 eight years ago, and last year the average score was 147 — not a statistically significant difference.
- Visual arts also showed no significant difference, with an average of 150 in 2008 and 149 in 2016.
Education : NPR 3 days 2 hours ago
- With student debt at a staggering $1.3 trillion, many families are facing a huge financial dilemma: their final springtime decisions about college enrollment and acceptance.
- The NPR Ed team teamed up with Weekend Edition to answer some listener questions about debt and degrees.
- But, a mitigating factor is that middleclass students are more likely to finish their degrees and pay off their loans, compared with lowincome and firstgeneration college students.
- But it doesn't necessarily follow that everyone should rush into technical fields, or choose any college major based on earnings alone.
- Got questions for us on student loans or the cost of college?
Education : NPR 3 days 3 hours ago
- His Teacher Told Him He Wouldn't Go To College, Then He Did One day Ronnie Sidney, from Tappahannock, Va., was goofing off with his classmates in math when one of them threw a football at the board — and it landed a little too close to the teacher.
- Sidney says the ninthgrade teacher, visibly frustrated, turned around and said, " 'None of you are going to college.' " That was a pivotal moment for Sidney.
- For black students, there's also the awareness of racial biases and discrimination.
- "I had a good relationship with my special education teacher, but when it came to some of my mainstream education teachers, there was a disconnect."
- Two years ago, Sidney published a children's book to illustrate his experience in special education, called "Nelson Beats the Odds."
Education : NPR 4 days 3 hours ago
- Greetings and welcome to NPR Ed's weekly roundup of education news from Washington and around the country.
- The Supreme Court heard a case this week that could have huge implications for school voucher programs.
- Pauley, a churchbased preschool applied for a state grant to resurface its playground and was turned down.
- Alongside local union leaders and school officials, the two met with preK and special education teachers and staff, as well as parents, students and community members.
- The Department of Education noted that this was DeVos' tenth school visit.
Education : NPR 5 days 4 hours ago
- And, for more than a decade, Denning has helped educate audiences of all ages about the realities of climate change.
- Why do you think it's important to teach K12 students and others about climate change and the science behind it?
- I used to teach middle school science and I used to teach high school, and I've worked extensively with colleges and universities.
- ACE conducts inperson climate science assemblies and runs a digital program called Our Climate Our Future.] What in your climate science presentations have you found really hits home with students?
- Give examples of some of the ways in which high school students can take action in their own teenage lives?
Education : NPR 6 days 4 hours ago
- This Islamic School Teaches How To Be Muslim, And American Like any good fifthgrade teacher, Mike Matthews wants to make his social studies unit on the American West as exciting as possible.
- Of course, the saloon scene will be free of any references to alcohol, since the school — Al Fatih Academy in Reston, Va. — is an Islamic institution.
- Part of what attracted me here was the opportunity to create an environment where my kids can really understand their identity and shape it and become an American Muslim."
- Some research suggests that Islamic schools may actually promote more free thinking among MuslimAmerican youth than public schools can.
- "Here we learn to be ourselves," she says, "and we go off to public school where we can be ourselves with other people.
Education : NPR 6 days 22 hours ago
- Interest convergence is a theory coined by the late Derrick Bell, law professor and spiritual godfather to the field of study known as critical race theory.
- It names four Oregon public universities whose diversity policies allegedly violate academic freedom and unfairly target "nonleft wing scholars."
- Weak diversity policies fail to change the status quo today because they trade binding commitment for symbolism and good intentions.
- Interest convergence provides a lens for keener insight into policies that on the surface seem to offer obvious diversity benefits.
- An institution might prepare for this day by understanding its diversity policies as naked interest convergence.
Education : NPR 1 week 3 hours ago
- Down With 8 A.M. Classes: Undergrads Learn Better Later In The Day, Study Finds Mariah Evans, a sociology professor at the University of Nevada, Reno, began to notice a trend in her morning classes: Her students were falling asleep.
- The researchers surveyed 190 first and secondyear college students.
- Both approaches agreed: College classes start too early in the morning for students' brains.
- "Medical research suggests that this goes on well into your 20s, so we decided to look at college students."
- Wahlstrom did similar research on the effects of early start times on the health and academic performance of high school students.