The Past, Present And Future of High-Stakes Testing

NPR |Jan. 22, 2015 6:33 a.m.

Steve Inskeep talks with NPR Ed's Anya Kamenetz about her book, The Test: Why are Schools are Obsessed with Standardized Testing — But You Don't Have to Be.

Vocab-Intensive Tech For Toddlers Encourages 'Anytime, Anywhere Learning'

NPR |Dec. 31, 2014 5:09 a.m.

Sesame Workshop's games are designed to help kids learn words and have fun. One New York City educator says it's never too soon to teach tykes that technology can be more than just entertainment.

Of Carrots And Kids: Healthy School Lunches That Don't Get Tossed

NPR |Dec. 02, 2014 6:38 a.m.

The battle over school lunch pits those who want to emphasize nutrition against those who say kids will just throw that food away. We go inside a kitchen where tiny taste testers sway the menu.

Daniel Tiger: Won't You Be His Neighbor?

NPR |Oct. 14, 2014 6:06 a.m.

The PBS program Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood is bringing the legacy of Fred Rogers to a new generation of children.

Q&A: Plumbing The Mysteries Of The Teenage Brain

NPR |Oct. 04, 2014 5:03 a.m.

In Age of Opportunity, psychologist Larry Steinberg applies neuroscience to risk-taking, peer influence, the boredom of high school and other adolescent conundrums.

Q&A: Dana Goldstein, Author, 'The Teacher Wars'

NPR |Sept. 06, 2014 5:43 a.m.

Testing, tenure, pay, standards, business influence, poverty and inequality--the big education issues have been with us a long time, says a new book.

A Lesson In How Teachers Became 'Resented And Idealized'

NPR |Sept. 02, 2014 1:16 p.m.

In The Teacher Wars, Dana Goldstein chronicles the history of the profession and current topics like tenure. She says the idea that teachers can help fight poverty has existed since the 19th century.

'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.

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