'Building A Better Teacher': Dissecting America's Education Culture

NPR |Aug. 09, 2014 2:15 p.m.

Author Elizabeth Green argues that effective teaching is a craft, not a skill teachers have naturally. She says teachers need more mentorship — not just more mandates.

Killed The Mockingbird? American Classics Cut From British Reading List

NPR |May 26, 2014 9:56 a.m.

U.K. Education Secretary Michael Gove has decided that the English literature list for a national exam needs to be more English, so he is swapping American texts in the curriculum for British ones.

Ken Burns Tackles Lincoln, Education, And Money In 'The Address'

NPR |April 15, 2014 8:11 a.m.

The Address follows an intensive program that teaches kids with learning difficulties to recite the Gettysburg Address. And in doing so, it raises some tough questions about resources.

Gastrodiplomacy: Cooking Up A Tasty Lesson On War And Peace

NPR |March 24, 2014 1:45 p.m.

An international relations lecturer is using her students' love of food to teach them about global conflicts. It's a form of winning hearts and minds that's gaining traction among world governments.

For Low-Income Students, Right College At Right Price A Challenge

NPR |March 18, 2014 2:24 a.m.

Host David Greene shares a clip from a Tell Me More conversation about getting information to lower-income students about college admissions and financial aid.

Pew Study: Many Technophiles Also Love Libraries

NPR |March 13, 2014 2:30 p.m.

A new study by Pew Research Internet Project has a surprise: people who use the old-school local library also tend to be highly engaged with technology.

A Major In Coffee? UC Davis Might Be Brewing One Up

NPR |March 13, 2014 10:34 a.m.

The California university is already famous for its wine and beer programs. Coffee seemed like a natural next step. It's new Coffee Center aims to break down the science behind the perfect cup of Joe.

D.C. Barbecue Joint Serves Food For Soul And Mind

NPR |Jan. 20, 2014 3:43 p.m.

The owner of Inspire BBQ is on a mission to reclaim troubled youth and teach them a profession.

'Death Class' Taught Students A Lot About Life

NPR |Jan. 19, 2014 8:59 a.m.

Norma Bowe's class helped students come to grips with the death or pending death of a loved one.

How To Build An Indestructible Gingerbread House

NPR |Dec. 23, 2013 1:40 p.m.

Gingerbread housing collapse got you down? Civil engineers reveal how to build them right.

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