3/27/2017

NPR News: 'Open Schools' Made Noise In The 70s, Now They're Just Noisy

'Open Schools' Made Noise In The 70s, Now They're Just Noisy
'Open Education' was a big idea half a century ago. Kids were supposed to move around, learning in groups or exploring on their own. But, within a few years, the movement faded. So, what happened?

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3/26/2017

NPR News: Concerns After Texas School Opens 'Prayer Room' That's Attracting Muslim Students

Concerns After Texas School Opens 'Prayer Room' That's Attracting Muslim Students
The state attorney general has raised constitutional questions about a public school's move to establish a room to accommodate all students and their religions. The debate has embroiled the community.

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More Children In The West Are Being Taught Math Using China’s Fabled, Slightly Brutal 'Mastery' Method


More Children In The West Are Being Taught Math Using China’s Fabled, Slightly Brutal 'Mastery' Method
Skeptics of the program point to cultural differences between British and Chinese schools. Some say that students in the UK are unused to the rigor and long classroom hours experienced by Chinese students.

March 26, 2017 at 09:38AM
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Two Lost Mr. Rogers Episodes Mysteriously ResurfaceAnd Might Be a Message to Trump


Two Lost Mr. Rogers Episodes Mysteriously ResurfaceAnd Might Be a Message to Trump
After Trump's budget called for ending public arts funding and hiking military spending, Cold War-era episodes about stripping public arts funding went live on YouTube.

March 26, 2017 at 08:36AM
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