Education

What makes a great teacher great? That's the question at the heart of 50 Great Teachers, from the NPR Ed Team.

Sarah Hagan has a passion for math, and the pi-shaped pendant to prove it.

The 25-year-old teaches at Drumright High School in Drumright, Okla. The faded oil town is easy to miss. Fewer than 3,000 people live there, and the highway humps right around it.

Can Math Make You A Better Musician?

Mar 6, 2015

Part 8 of the TED Radio Hour episode Solve For X

About Clayton Cameron's TED Talk

Drummer Clayton Cameron tells a story about how his math skills helped him impress the godfather of soul, James Brown.

About Clayton Cameron

Private Dallas College Plans To Put Its Students To Work

Feb 17, 2015

As part of an ongoing effort to become more affordable, a private college in Dallas is putting its students to work.

Paul Quinn College, a private, religiously affiliated and historically black school, will announce Tuesday night that it is embracing the work college model. Starting this fall, all students at the school will be given jobs in offices and departments on campus, or with local businesses. They will work during their entire enrollment. In exchange, they will pay far less in tuition. 

Listen up, cub reporters. Lesson 1: Never miss an opportunity to catch a good story. I was doing important hop research at my local craft beer emporium, aka my bar.

"This red IPA is great. What is this again?" I asked the bartender.

"That's Line 51. From Oakland. The owner, P.T., does it part time. He has a day job." What's he do? I asked. "He's a schoolteacher."

Bingo! Secret teachers, you can't hide from this NPR Ed sleuth, no sir.

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