The Secret Lives Of Teachers

Our new series looks at what teachers do when they're not teaching. Artist? Carpenter? Quidditch player? What's your secret life?

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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.

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.

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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.

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Interfaith Chaplains Revitalize An Old Role On College Campuses

A third of young Americans report no religious affiliation. Given the odds, you might expect life around a college chaplain's office to be pretty dull these days. Not so.

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In Crisis, Philadelphia Public Schools Revoke Teachers' Contract

Mounting debt, concentrated poverty and a political fight have nudged its school system to the brink of insolvency. With nowhere else to cut, district officials voided the teachers' union contract.

Morning Edition

LA Schools Superintendent To Step Down Amid iPad Controversy

Rachel Martin talks with KPCC's Annie Gilbertson about the pending resignation of John Deasy, who had been at the center of a controversial plan to purchase 700,000 iPads for students and teachers.

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Black Students Gather At Harvard To Watch 'Dear White People'

Dear White People follows the stories of four black students at a prestigious, majority white college, where racial tensions are threatening to bring chaos to the campus.

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Harvard Law Professors Say New Sexual Assault Policy Is One-Sided

A group of 28 law professors has written an open letter criticizing the university's new sexual assault policy, citing due process concerns and saying it gives victims more rights than the accused.

What Will Malala's Nobel Peace Prize Mean For Girls' Education?

Although important strides have been made, a children's rights expert says the world has a long way to go before Malala Yousafzai's vision of meaningful education for all is realized.

It's All Policy, Stupid: The Issues Of The 2014 Midterm Elections

October 21, 2014
David Perdue, Michelle Nunn

Two weeks to go till Midterm Election Day. We’ll look at how the biggest issues are playing out around the country.

College Campuses Work To Reduce Their Carbon Footprints

October 20, 2014
Natural lighting, open spaces and chilled beams can be seen at the University of Minnesota, Morris. (Courtesy)

The University of Minnesota, Morris, is among the universities working toward a goal of total carbon neutrality.

N.H. College: Arrests, Injuries During Pumpkin Fest

October 19, 2014

Huge crowds including Keene State College students and visitors to an annual pumpkin festival in New Hampshire became unruly Saturday, leading to injuries and arrests.

Brockton, Fitchburg Charter School Applicants Seek State Waiver

October 17, 2014

The proposed schools initially were cleared to submit final applications but were later told they could not because of a state law that required the school districts they are applying in to be in the lowest 10 percentile of MCAS scores statewide.

Mayor Walsh’s Plan To Create More Than 50,000 Housing Units

October 16, 2014
Celso Bias carries out a mattress from his apartment in Allston. (Chitose Suzuki/AP)

Mayor Marty Walsh has released a $20 billion plan to create 53,000 new housing units by the year 2030 spread throughout the city at a variety of income levels.

A Child Recites The Pledge Of Allegiance. A Mother Struggles To Explain It.

October 16, 2014
Dena Vardaxis: "If we are going to ask school children to recite it daily, shouldn't we as a society have to demonstrate what it means, daily?" Pictured: Children in Tacoma, Wash., start their day with the Pledge of Allegiance. (Ted Warren/AP)

If we are going to ask school children to recite it daily, shouldn’t we as a society have to demonstrate what it means, daily?

Harvard Law Professors Seek Change In New Sexual Assault Policy

October 15, 2014
Langdell Hall, the Harvard Law Library, in Cambridge, Mass. (Charles Krupa/AP)

More than 24 Harvard law professors are saying publicly that the university’s new sexual assault policy violates the rights of the accused.

Harvard Law Professors Say School’s Sex Assault Policies Are Unfairly Weighted Against Accused

October 15, 2014
Harvard and its law school are among the six Massachusetts schools undergoing a federal sexual assault probe. Amherst College, Boston University, Emerson College and UMass Amherst made the list of 55 colleges and universities currently under scrutiny. (Chitose Suzuki/AP/File)

A group of Harvard law school professors say the school’s new policies for handling sexual assault are out of balance badly and are calling for changes.

Coakley, Baker Criticize Charter School Decision

October 14, 2014

Both Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Charlie Baker called on the state Board of Education to reverse a ruling that all but eliminated Commonwealth charter school applicants in Brockton and Fitchburg.

Michigan High School Cancels Football Season Due To Injuries

October 14, 2014
Caro High School in Michigan has cancelled its varsity football season after several student athletes suffered season-ending injuries and three concussions. (Caro High School/Facebook)

Caro High School in Michigan cancelled its varsity football season after student athletes sustained season-ending injuries and three concussions.

Mass., R.I. Get No Child Left Behind Extensions

October 10, 2014

Massachusetts and Rhode Island are among six states that have been granted a one-year extension for certain provisions of the No Child Left behind Act because the states have already implemented education reforms that go beyond the law’s requirements.

From ‘The Girl Who Was Shot’ To Nobel Laureate

October 10, 2014
From left: Ziauddin Yousafzai, Jackie Jenkins- Scott, President of Wheelock College, Malala Yousafzai,
Nicholas Negroponte, founder of “One Laptop per Child” Association,  Robin Young, host of Here & Now, and Tom McNaught, executive director of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation. (Tom Fitzsimmons)

Malala Yousafzai today became the youngest person ever to win the Nobel Peace Prize. We revisit our conversation with her last year.

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan On Common Core

October 8, 2014
Education Secretary Arne Duncan listens as President Barack Obama speaks about education during a lunch meeting with teachers, Monday, July 7, 2014. (Jacquelyn Martin/AP)

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan was back in Massachusetts Wednesday visiting Springfield Technical College to talk about the important role that community colleges play in job training.

UMass President Caret Launches Statewide Bus Tour

October 7, 2014

President Robert Caret is highlighting the impact and contributions of the five-campus system on the state.

Sex Crime Reports Up 40 Percent At New England Colleges

October 6, 2014

Experts attribute the increase to heightened awareness of the problem and more victims coming forward.

Apology Follows Threat To Hundreds At Harvard

October 5, 2014

Hundreds of students and other people affiliated with Harvard University who got an email containing death threats have received a second message with an apology that apparently came from the same email account.

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