Education | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

Education

RSS Feed
NPR

The Slide Rule: A Computing Device That Put A Man On The Moon

Before the smartphone, the laptop and the pocket calculator, there was a powerful mechanical computer. Our new series, Tools of the Trade, begins with a look at the slide rule.
WAMU 88.5

Jesse Matthew Case Prompts Push For Information Sharing On Sexual Assaults

College campuses should do a better job of sharing information on sexual assaults, say advocates citing the case of Jesse Matthew, who before his recent murder charges, was accused of sexual assault in 2002.

NPR

The Short Shelf Life Of Urban School Superintendents

Do big-city chiefs like John Deasy, recently ousted from LA Unified, get enough time to make a difference?
WAMU 88.5

How D.C. Became A Leader In Adult Charter Schools

Academy of Hope, a nonprofit serving adult learners, recently became a charter school, underscoring a nationwide trend where D.C. is at the forefront.

WAMU 88.5

Addressing Sexual Assaults On Campus

American colleges and universities are under unprecedented pressure to address cases of sexual assault on campus. Student activists and assault survivors have lobbied to hold schools accountable from within. Kojo examines evolving approaches to combat sexual crimes on campus.

WAMU 88.5

Story Time vs. Educational Screen Time For Young Children

Can an e-book or a story on a tablet substitute for a physical book when it comes to introducing young children to language and reading? Tech Tuesday explores the debate over story time versus screen time for young children.

NPR

The New Vocabulary Of Urban Education

The names that many big-city schools, teachers and students use to describe themselves are changing. Exhibit A: New Orleans.
NPR

LA Schools Superintendent Steps Down, Defends Tenure

John Deasy's resignation, announced by the Los Angeles school board Thursday, comes after high-profile tussles with the teachers union and a troubled initiative to put an iPad in every student's hand.
NPR

New Research Suggests Small High Schools May Help After All

A New York City entrant in a long-running research controversy over the effectiveness of small high schools reveals that a reform derided as a failure has positive impact.
NPR

LA Schools Superintendent To Leave After iPad Controversy

The Los Angeles schools superintendent is stepping down. John Deasy's resignation follows a contracting scandal that put him on the defensive. He talks to Steve Inskeep about why he resigned.

Pages