Entries tagged Education

Julia Child

Julia Child was more than a great cook. She changed both television and the culture of cooking. We talk to Alex Prud’homme, her biographer (and great-nephew) about Julia’s pioneering work. Read More...

Square Watermelon

Should you embrace the unexpected and challenge the status quo? Yale professors Barry Nalebuff and Ian Ayres, authors of Why Not? How to Use Everyday Ingenuity to Solve Problems Big and Small, argue that unconventional thinking is key to creativity. Read More...

Early Primer

As the Cold War raged, concerns grew over children’s education in America until a new rhyming book flipped literacy on its head. Read More...

Professor

Dr. Robert Goddard at Clark University. Credit: NASA / Flickr Creative Commons

In this web exclusive, Nobel prize-winning economist Bob Shiller shares his thoughts on massive open online courses.  Read More...

NASA Hubble Image

Hubble Space Telescope mosaic featuring a small portion of the Monkey Head Nebula. Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

What do Walt Disney and Seth MacFarlane have in common?  Read More...

Wendy Kopp founded Teach for America as a college student, and has helped the organization change America's educational system. Now, she hopes to expand that model to the international stage. Read more...

What if the gap between the haves and have-nots opens up earlier in life than we ever expected? Dr. Jack Shonkoff says a child's success in school depends on her earliest stages of development. Read more...

Governor Deval Patrick

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick tells us about his new Pre-K policy initiative that takes cues from research in early childhood development. Read more...

What if peer pressure could fix everything from health to education? MacArthur genius grant winner Tina Rosenberg says peer pressure can have some unlikely upsides. Read more...

What were the biggest and most influential innovations of 2013? Kara Miller looks back on her top picks with WGBH Morning Edition host Bob Seay. Read more...

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