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Why Teachers Need To Know The Wrong Answers

Successful science learning starts with understanding student misconceptions, argues a Harvard professor.
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UC Davis Chancellor Faces Calls To Resign Over Pepper Spray Incident

The University of California, Davis, hired companies to scrub the Internet of any references to a pepper spray incident that occurred on the campus in 2011. This revelation comes amidst calls for the resignation of Chancellor Linda Katehi who hired the contractors. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Sam Stanton of the Sacramento Bee, who broke the story.
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Central California School Board Votes To Allow Employees To Carry Guns

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Randy Morris, superintendent of the Kingsburg Joint Union High School District in California. This week, the school board voted to allow up to five employees on each school campus within the district to carry guns.
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Extra Money For 'At Risk' D.C. Students Isn't Flowing Properly, Report Says

D.C. Public Schools students targeted for extra help may not be getting the support they need, says a new report from the DC Fiscal Policy Institute.

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Navigating The Transition From School To The Workplace

Today’s college graduates are taking longer to find a job and settle into a career. High levels of student debt add to the challenge. Navigating the transition from college to the workforce.

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A Nobel Laureate's Education Plea: Revolutionize Teaching

Stanford physicist Carl Wieman is on a quest to bury the big lecture in favor of evidence-based techniques. But it's not clear higher education is listening.
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Broadway's 'Hamilton' Makes Its Way Into NYC's High School Curriculum

The Broadway hit tells the story of the American Revolution with a multi-racial cast and hip-hop music. The point is to make American history a lot more exciting than how it's often taught in school.
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Young Scientists Feature Projects At 2016 White House Science Fair

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with two students whose science projects were featured at the 2016 White House Science Fair.
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Stanford Physicist Embarks On Mission To Improve Undergraduate Teaching

Research shows that some teaching methods are a lot better than others. But why aren't more colleges and universities even bothering to measure teaching effectiveness? Nobel Laureate Carl Wieman, a Stanford professor, is on a mission to improve undergraduate teaching and learning.
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Not All Financial Education Is Effective. Here Are 4 Ideas That Work

Credit scores. Car loans. Mortgages. It's stuff we all need to know. Yet not all financial education classes help us make better financial decisions. But some do.

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