Education

UWM Today
4:01 pm
Thu December 18, 2014

Link Between Air Pollution and Autism

Tom Luljak and Amy Kalkbrenner
Credit Jon Strelecki

Autism is one of the most baffling disorders affecting children. 

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Education
6:00 am
Thu December 18, 2014

MPS Superintendent Darienne Driver Says Her Focus is Successful Students

MPS Superintendent Darienne Driver says there are a lot of opportunities within her district

It’s been about three months since the Milwaukee Public School System named 36-year-old Darienne Driver as its Superintendent.

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Education
3:39 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

'Restorative Justice' A New Approach To Discipline At School

Originally published on Wed December 17, 2014 8:07 pm

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NPR Ed
2:42 am
Wed December 17, 2014

An Alternative To Suspension And Expulsion: 'Circle Up!'

A restorative justice circle at Edna Brewer Middle School in Oakland, Calif.
Sam Pasarow/Edna Brewer Middle School

Originally published on Thu December 18, 2014 9:36 am

One by one, in a room just off the gym floor at Edna Brewer Middle School in Oakland, Calif., seventh-graders go on the interview hot seat.

Some 80 students have applied to be "peer leaders" in the school's new, alternative discipline program called "restorative justice."

Kyle McClerkins, the program's director, grills them on aspects of adolescent life: "What is the biggest challenge for middle school girls? What has changed about you from sixth grade to now?"

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Secret Lives Of Teachers
2:46 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

Skating Out Classroom Stress As A 'Derby Dame'

Nina Park, also known as Elle L. Cool Jam, is a member of the Cosmonaughties roller derby team in the Boston Derby Dames league.
Kayana Szymczak for NPR

Originally published on Wed December 17, 2014 1:46 pm

The NPR Ed team is discovering what teachers do when they're not teaching. Pilot? Artist? Bartender? Explore our Secret Lives of Teachers series.

Every fall, on the first day of school, Nina Park greets her new honors English class with a game called "two truths and a lie." Her students, 10th-graders at TechBoston Academy in Dorchester, Mass. have to guess which is which.

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Education
3:59 pm
Mon December 15, 2014

How To Talk To Boys About Sex And Consent

Originally published on Mon December 15, 2014 4:12 pm

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3:59 pm
Mon December 15, 2014

There's No Place Like A Dorm Room For The Holidays

LA Johnson/NPR

Originally published on Tue December 16, 2014 9:52 am

It's final exam week for lots of college students. No doubt they're stressed right now, but once they hand in that last paper or take that last test, they're done for the semester. Pack up the suitcase and head home for the holidays.

But for some college students — many of whom are former foster youth — that's not quite what happens.

"I have no for-certain home, that's the thing," says Trudy Greer, a 22-year-old sophomore at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Mich. She says she's had a lot of folks at EMU ask her where she lives, curious to know where her home is.

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Education
3:43 pm
Mon December 15, 2014

Marquette Law School Dean Has Big Plans For The Future

Joseph Kearney
Credit Marquette University

If you follow the news closely in Milwaukee, you’ll often hear expert analysis from people such as political scientist and pollster Charles Franklin, and education policy expert Alan Borsuk. What they have in common is that they’re both employed at the city’s only law school.

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Education
12:14 pm
Mon December 15, 2014

UWM's New Chancellor: Dr. Mark Mone

Mone moves from interim to permanent chancellor

Mone (pronounced MO-nee) has been interim chancellor since May and a UWM faculty member since 1989. He becomes the school's ninth chancellor.

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Education
4:06 pm
Sun December 14, 2014

Two Years Later, Still Learning From Sandy Hook

Relatives of victims of gun violence attend a press conference honoring the second anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 10, 2014.
Saul Loeb AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Mon December 15, 2014 11:57 am

It's been two years since a gunman killed his mother at home and then opened fire at the Sandy Hook Elementary School, killing 20 first-graders, six educators and himself. People in Connecticut are still hashing out just how parents and educators should handle children like Adam Lanza.

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