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  1. Denver And Los Angeles: Two Cities Trying To Negotiate A New Deal With Teachers
    In this week's roundup of education news: There's a strike in Los Angeles, while teachers in Denver will vote for their own walkout. That and more of this week's education news.
  2. Spending More On Education For Low-Income Kids Improves Their Prospects As Adults
    NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Kirabo Jackson, a labor economist at Northwestern University, about his research into how increases in spending on education positively influence outcomes in adulthood.
  3. Laura Trice: Is It Okay To Ask For Appreciation?
    What would happen if we actually asked others to praise and appreciate us for the work we do? Laura Trice examines the importance of building our sense of self-worth by asking for what we need.
  4. Mike Robbins: What's The Difference Between Recognition And Appreciation?
    After a career-ending baseball injury, Mike Robbins had to learn how to appreciate his time on the mound. He's found that making the effort to appreciate others has a real impact on their well-being.
  5. AJ Jacobs: How Can We Thank Those We Take for Granted?
    How many people helped make your morning coffee? AJ Jacobs set out to thank them all, from the farmer to the barista and everyone in between—and discovered the list was much longer than he thought.
  6. The Los Angeles Teacher Strike's Class Size Conundrum
    Leaders of LA's teachers union have made class-size reduction a centerpiece of their negotiations. But researchers disagree on whether high price of smaller classes is worth it.
  7. America's First Conspiracy: The Plot To Kill George Washington
    Opponents beware, opponents beware.
  8. Head Of L.A. Teachers Union Discusses Ongoing Strike
    As the massive teacher strike in Los Angeles enters its third day, NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with teachers' union president Alex Caputo-Pearl about the strike and its aims.
  9. Movies, Worksheets, Computer Time: Inside LA Schools During The Teacher Strike
    Los Angeles schools are still open during the strike, staffed by administrators, volunteers and newly hired substitutes. But the school day isn't exactly typical.
  10. The School Board's View Of The Los Angeles Teacher Strike
    NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Nick Melvoin, vice president of the Los Angeles Unified School District board of education, about the walkout of 31,000 teachers' union members.
  11. L.A. Student Reporter Discusses Ongoing Teachers' Strike
    NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Carmen Gonzalez, a student reporter for Boyle Heights Beat, about the teachers' strike in Los Angeles.
  12. Forget Screen Time Rules — Lean In To Parenting Your Wired Child, Author Says
    In his new book, The New Childhood, Jordan Shapiro argues that we're not spending enough screen time with our kids.
  13. What The LA Teacher Strike Means For The Nation
    It’s nearly twice as large as last year’s strike in West Virginia
  14. LA Teachers Strike: Spanish-Speaking Parents May Be At A Disadvantage
    The Los Angeles Unified School District is more than 70 percent Latino and serves many non-English speaking families. We examine strike awareness among Spanish-speaking parents.
  15. Under Rainy Skies, Los Angeles Teachers Take To The Picket Lines
    Educators and their supporters gathered outside of schools Monday, then converged near Los Angeles City Hall in a sea of umbrellas, ponchos and signs. LA last saw a teacher strike nearly 30 years ago.
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