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.

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.

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