NPR Topics: Education Podcast
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||NPR: 04-17-2014 Education||Stories: 1) Making Math And Microscopes More Accessible 2) Boston Finds That Quality Preschool Is Worth The Effort 3) School Lunch: Any Chicken In Those 'Food-Like Nubbins'? 4) Keep It Brief, Commencement Speakers! No One Will Remember Anyway||4/17/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||NPR: 04-03-2014 Education||Stories: 1) Comparing Law School Rankings? Read The Fine Print 2) What A Small Town's Teen Pregnancy Turnaround Can Teach The U.S. 3) As Texas Gets More Diverse, Educators Grab The Bull By The Horns 4) Changing The Face Of Astronomy Research||4/3/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||NPR: 03-27-2014 Education||Stories: 1) Report: Widespread Racial Disparities In Public School Punishments 2) Indiana Cuts The Core Without Telling Teachers What Comes Next 3) Principal Encourages Immigrant Students To Aim For Middle Class 4) Maze Of College Costs And Aid Programs Traps Some Families||3/27/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||NPR: 03-20-2014 Education||Stories: 1) Efforts To Close The Achievement Gap In Kids Start At Home 2) Does Teaching Kids To Get 'Gritty' Help Them Get Ahead? 3) 'I, Too, Am Harvard': A Mantra For Recognition Becomes An Anthem 4) Balancing College Dreams With Financial Realities||3/20/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||NPR: 03-13-2014 Education||Stories: 1) What The U.S. Can Learn From Finland, Where School Starts At Age 7 2) 'Unproductive Anxiety' And The Solo Act Of Essay Writing 3) N.Y. Governor Says College For Inmates Will Pay Off For Taxpayers||3/13/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||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|
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.