NPR Topics: Education Podcast
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||NPR: 03-06-2014 Education||Stories: 1) Will President's Initiative Be A 'Game-Changer' For Young Men Of Color? 2) Post A Survey On Mechanical Turk And Watch The Results Roll In 3) Ex-'Post' Owner Raises Scholarships For Kids In U.S. Illegally 4) Can Playing Minecraft Teach Kids To Code?||3/6/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||NPR: 02-27-2014 Education||Stories: 1) Fed Up With Zero Tolerance In Schools, Advocates Push For Change 2) Duke: $60,000 A Year For College Is Actually A Discount 3) A College Project That Imagines A Floating City For Oil Workers 4) The Business Of Frats: Shifting Liability For Trauma And Injury||2/27/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||NPR: 02-20-2014 Education||Stories: 1) A Push To Boost Computer Science Learning, Even At An Early Age 2) Schools Fall Behind In Helping Students With Mental Health Issues 3) Survey: Students' Personal Data Are At Risk 4) College Applicants Sweat The SATs. Perhaps They Shouldn't||2/20/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||NPR: 02-13-2014 Education||Stories: 1) It Takes More Than A Produce Aisle To Refresh A Food Desert 2) Secret Message In An Econ Textbook, Finally Decoded 3) Tennessee Weighs The Cost Of A Free College Education 4) Dr. Wikipedia: The 'Double-Edged Sword' Of Crowdsourced Medicine||2/13/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||NPR: 02-06-2014 Education||Stories: 1) Part-Time Professors Demand Higher Pay; Will Colleges Listen? 2) The High Cost Of Testing For College 3) 'American Promise' Probes Race Issues In NYC Private School||2/6/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||NPR: 01-30-2014 Education||Stories: 1) Violence Abroad Threatens Students, As Do Guns At U.S. Schools 2) A Reading Teacher Who Lost The Ability To Read 3) Teacher Job Protections Vs. Students' Education In Calif. 4) Obama Expected To Propose Expanding Preschool Programs||1/30/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||NPR: 01-23-2014 Education||Stories: 1) 'Death Class' Taught Students A Lot About Life 2) No 'Cohabitation' For Alabama State's First Female President 3) Trust Exercises: Obama's Surveillance Reforms Toe A Fine Line 4) Ruling May Mean Bankruptcy For New Orleans School System||1/23/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||NPR: 01-16-2014 Education||Stories: 1) Classrooms Getting More Diverse, But Teachers Of Color Struggle 2) The Obamas Hope To Ease Path For Low-Income Students 3) White House Makes College For Low-Income Students A Priority||1/16/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||NPR: 01-09-2014 Education||Stories: 1) Tough Lessons For Teachers Of Color 2) GED Gets A Makeover To Keep Pace With Changing Workforce 3) Financial Benefits Of A College Degree Accumulate 4) UNC May Have Passed Football Players With 'Phantom' Classes||1/9/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||NPR: 01-02-2014 Education||Stories: 1) Because You Liked Chemistry, We Recommend These Classes 2) A Campus More Colorful Than Reality: Beware That College Brochure 3) Closing The 'Word Gap' Between Rich And Poor 4) The Online Education Revolution Drifts Off Course||1/2/14||Free||View In iTunes|
Interesting perspectives on K12 and higher education
Each episode features three to five NPR stories from the past week that deal with the worlds of K12 or higher education. Usually running 15 to 20 minutes, this podcast is a great way to keep up on interesting trends in these arenas. Not every story is a winner, but most are timely, interesting, and/or important.
This is a National Public Radio (NPR) podcast about education, and are current, relevant ideas important to schools and teachers. The latest one I listened to had the discussion about ways to bring back physical education in schools such as P.E. classes and at recess times. The next part of the broadcast discussed the ways a Michigan district was going about layoffs, cuts, and other budget issues. These discussions are similar to all districts, which is what makes them so interesting. There are 10 episodes available dating back to January with a variety of current education topics. If you like NPR, you'll like these podcast broadcasts!
Look forward to it every week
Well done podcast that balances thorough reporting with appropriate length. I highly endorse giving it a listen, whether or not you are in education.