Claudio Sanchez http://publicradioeast.org en Common Core Turns Business Leaders Against Oklahoma GOP http://publicradioeast.org/post/common-core-turns-business-leaders-against-oklahoma-gop Mike Neal gets annoyed when he talks about politicians in his state. Just three years ago, when the Common Core State Standards for education were implemented, no one had a problem with them, says Neal, president of the Tulsa, Okla., Regional Chamber of Commerce.<p>"It's been a really frustrating situation to the business community in Oklahoma in that we've all been on the same page, from the governor, the House, the Senate, school board members," Neal says. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 21:49:00 +0000 Claudio Sanchez 38156 at http://publicradioeast.org Common Core Turns Business Leaders Against Oklahoma GOP Report: Widespread Racial Disparities In Public School Punishments http://publicradioeast.org/post/report-widespread-racial-disparities-public-school-punishments Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Audie Cornish.<p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>And I'm Robert Siegel. Black students in America's public schools are expelled at three times the rate of white students. That's according to a sweeping new report out today from the U.S. Department of Education. Fri, 21 Mar 2014 20:24:00 +0000 Claudio Sanchez 37033 at http://publicradioeast.org Pizza, Perseverance And Skills At A Major League Hackathon http://publicradioeast.org/post/pizza-perseverance-and-skills-major-league-hackathon Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Robert Siegel.<p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>And I'm Audie Cornish. The University of Maryland, College Park has claimed the title Best School for Hackers. They have got the trophy to prove it. Maryland beat heavyweights like MIT, Stanford, Michigan and Carnegie Mellon and they did it by sending the most students to five hackathons last year. They placed first in two of them.<p>But wait. If you're thinking these schools are celebrating college kids who break into computer networks, you're wrong. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 20:31:00 +0000 Claudio Sanchez 36836 at http://publicradioeast.org As Common Core Tests Approach, So Does A Sea Change In Schools http://publicradioeast.org/post/common-core-tests-approach-so-does-sea-change-schools Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Audie Cornish.<p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>And I'm Robert Siegel.<p>We're going to spend the next few minutes on a sea change in America's schools, the Common Core. It sets new benchmarks for reading and math for students from kindergarten through high school. It has been adopted in 45 states and the District of Columbia. But the changes are controversial. Opponents are racing to stop them even as teachers struggle to implement them. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 20:03:00 +0000 Claudio Sanchez 36742 at http://publicradioeast.org How The Cost Of College Went From Affordable To Sky-High http://publicradioeast.org/post/how-cost-college-went-affordable-sky-high <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YL4PP2kS-fg</p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 09:24:00 +0000 Claudio Sanchez 36692 at http://publicradioeast.org How The Cost Of College Went From Affordable To Sky-High What The U.S. Can Learn From Finland, Where School Starts At Age 7 http://publicradioeast.org/post/what-us-can-learn-finland-where-school-starts-age-7 Finland, a country the size of Minnesota, beats the U.S. in math, reading and science, even though Finnish children don't start school until age 7.<p>Despite the late start, the vast majority arrive with solid reading and math skills. Sat, 08 Mar 2014 10:23:00 +0000 Claudio Sanchez 35956 at http://publicradioeast.org What The U.S. Can Learn From Finland, Where School Starts At Age 7 College Board Breaks Out Red Pen For SAT Corrections http://publicradioeast.org/post/college-board-breaks-out-red-pen-sat-corrections Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Audie Cornish.<p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>And I'm Melissa Block.<p>The most widely used measure of a student's readiness for college is getting a makeover. The College Board is changing the SAT. It's the second major revision of the test in nine years.<p>NPR's Claudio Sanchez joins us now to tell us what the new SAT might look like. Wed, 05 Mar 2014 21:29:00 +0000 Claudio Sanchez 35762 at http://publicradioeast.org Teachers Unions Mobilize To Delay The Common Core http://publicradioeast.org/post/teachers-unions-mobilize-delay-common-core Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Melissa Block.<p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>And I'm Audie Cornish.<p>The nation's largest teachers union is calling for a delay in the adoption of the Common Core. That's the name of new math and language arts standards that are supposed to be in place next fall in 45 states. The 3 million-member National Education Association has been a strong supporter. Wed, 26 Feb 2014 21:03:00 +0000 Claudio Sanchez 35217 at http://publicradioeast.org Survey: Students' Personal Data Are At Risk http://publicradioeast.org/post/survey-students-personal-data-are-risk Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>Staying with the topic of computers and schools, NPR's Claudio Sanchez reports on a recent survey that found parents may have reason to worry about how schools are protecting student's personal data.<p>CLAUDIO SANCHEZ, BYLINE: The survey was conducted by Common Sense Media, which focuses on kids and media issues. Mon, 17 Feb 2014 10:31:00 +0000 Claudio Sanchez 34505 at http://publicradioeast.org Part-Time Professors Demand Higher Pay; Will Colleges Listen? http://publicradioeast.org/post/part-time-professors-demand-higher-pay-will-colleges-listen When you think about minimum-wage workers, college professors don't readily come to mind. Mon, 03 Feb 2014 21:15:00 +0000 Claudio Sanchez 33489 at http://publicradioeast.org Part-Time Professors Demand Higher Pay; Will Colleges Listen? Obama Expected To Propose Expanding Preschool Programs http://publicradioeast.org/post/obama-expected-propose-expanding-preschool-programs President Obama is expected to propose an expansion of preschool programs in his State of the Union Address. Most states have bought into the idea and restored funding for the programs. What's less clear is where the long-term funding is going to come from, and whether the quality of these programs are worth the investment. Tue, 28 Jan 2014 10:30:00 +0000 Claudio Sanchez 32990 at http://publicradioeast.org The Obamas Hope To Ease Path For Low-Income Students http://publicradioeast.org/post/obamas-hope-ease-path-low-income-students President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama hosted a meeting with college presidents and organizations involved in raising the number of low-income students who pursue a college degree. No more than half of low income high school graduates apply to college right after graduation, compared to 82 percent for high-income students. The administration says it's intent on closing that gap. Thu, 16 Jan 2014 22:23:00 +0000 Claudio Sanchez 32204 at http://publicradioeast.org Obama Administration Has Little Love For 'Zero Tolerance' http://publicradioeast.org/post/obama-administration-has-little-love-zero-tolerance Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>It's ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Robert Siegel.<p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>And I'm Audie Cornish.<p>The Obama administration says schools need to rethink their disciplinary policies because they're doing more harm than good. To deal with serious offenses like physical assaults or drug possession, many states and school districts developed zero tolerance policies. But the administration says those policies were being applied too often, even for small offenses. Wed, 08 Jan 2014 22:40:00 +0000 Claudio Sanchez 31574 at http://publicradioeast.org Critics Say Schools' Common Core Standards Rollout Is Rushed http://publicradioeast.org/post/education-critics-say-common-core-standards-rollout-rushed Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>It's MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.<p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>And I'm David Greene.<p>Two words are becoming very familiar with in many American schools: Common Core. The new national education program brings new testing and new standards to classrooms. The rollout has begun across the country, but a growing number of educators are expressing discomfort. Many worry that the effort is being rushed, and that people are not focusing enough on the potential impact. Thu, 02 Jan 2014 10:25:00 +0000 Claudio Sanchez 31106 at http://publicradioeast.org Decade-Long Study Of Big City Schools Finds Better Math, Reading http://publicradioeast.org/post/decade-long-study-big-city-schools-finds-better-math-reading Ten years after education researchers began focusing on big city school systems and monitoring their math and reading scores, there's good news to report. Today, fourth and eighth graders in many of the nation's largest cities have made impressive gains. Surprisingly, school systems with large numbers of low income children have exceeded the national average in both subjects . Wed, 18 Dec 2013 22:46:00 +0000 Claudio Sanchez 30185 at http://publicradioeast.org Parents Worry Schools Overlook Girls Who Aren't College-Bound http://publicradioeast.org/post/parents-worry-schools-overlook-girls-who-arent-college-bound Kyrah Whatley, 17, is a bright student with pretty good grades. But the thought of spending two to four more years in a college classroom is depressing, she says.<p>Masonry, on the other hand, intrigues her. "I'm a kinesthetic learner. ... Wed, 11 Dec 2013 10:07:00 +0000 Claudio Sanchez 29559 at http://publicradioeast.org Parents Worry Schools Overlook Girls Who Aren't College-Bound PISA Test Results For U.S. Students Are 'Sobering' http://publicradioeast.org/post/pisa-tests-results-us-are-sobering Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>Ever since the Year 2000, 15-year-olds from around the world have taken a test every three years to gauge their reading, math and science skills. It's called PISA, short for Program for International Student Assessment.<p>And as NPR's Claudio Sanchez reports, the results of the U.S. are being described as sobering.<p>CLAUDIO SANCHEZ, BYLINE: Remember the movie "Groundhog Day," where the main character wakes up every morning and realizes nothing has changed? He's re-living the same day over and over again. Tue, 03 Dec 2013 10:13:00 +0000 Claudio Sanchez 28962 at http://publicradioeast.org Kids Pay The Price In Fight Over Fixing Philadelphia Schools http://publicradioeast.org/post/kids-pay-price-fight-over-fixing-philadelphia-schools <em>This is the first in a three-part report on Philadelphia schools in crisis. Thu, 21 Nov 2013 08:25:00 +0000 Claudio Sanchez 28196 at http://publicradioeast.org Kids Pay The Price In Fight Over Fixing Philadelphia Schools Is Pitbull 'Mr. Education'? Rapper Opens Charter School In Miami http://publicradioeast.org/post/pitbull-mr-education-rapper-opens-charter-school-miami Rapper Pitbull (Armando Christian Pérez) is the latest in a long list of celebrities lending their star power to the flourishing charter school movement. Alicia Keyes, Denzel Washington, Shakira, Oprah — all support or sponsor charter schools.<p>The <a href="http://www.slammiami.com/" target="_blank">Sports Leadership And Management Academy (SLAM)</a>, Pitbull's new public charter school for students in grades six through 12, opened this fall in Miami's Little Havana neighborhood. Tue, 15 Oct 2013 21:03:00 +0000 Claudio Sanchez 25575 at http://publicradioeast.org Is Pitbull 'Mr. Education'? Rapper Opens Charter School In Miami College Board 'Concerned' About Low SAT Scores http://publicradioeast.org/post/college-board-concerned-about-low-sat-scores The College Board, sponsor of the SAT, says <a href="http://research.collegeboard.org/programs/sat/data/cb-seniors-2013" target="_blank">latest scores show</a> that roughly 6 in 10 college-bound high school students who took the test were so lacking in their reading, writing and math skills, they were unprepared for college-level work.<p>The College Board is calling for big changes to better prepare students for college and career.<p><strong>Stagnant Scores</strong><p>The average SAT score this year was 1498 out of a possible 2400. Thu, 26 Sep 2013 20:51:00 +0000 Claudio Sanchez 24233 at http://publicradioeast.org College Board 'Concerned' About Low SAT Scores