NPR - Education Denver And Los Angeles: Two Cities Trying To Negotiate A New Deal With Teachers 2019-01-19T12:00:21.000000000-05:00 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. Spending More On Education For Low-Income Kids Improves Their Prospects As Adults 2019-01-18T16:33:00.000000000-05:00 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. AJ Jacobs: How Can We Thank Those We Take for Granted? 2019-01-18T09:56:21.000000000-05:00 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. Mike Robbins: What's The Difference Between Recognition And Appreciation? 2019-01-18T09:56:21.000000000-05:00 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. Laura Trice: Is It Okay To Ask For Appreciation? 2019-01-18T09:56:21.000000000-05:00 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. The Los Angeles Teacher Strike's Class Size Conundrum 2019-01-17T17:23:00.000000000-05:00 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. America's First Conspiracy: The Plot To Kill George Washington 2019-01-17T11:40:35.000000000-05:00 Opponents beware, opponents beware. Head Of L.A. Teachers Union Discusses Ongoing Strike 2019-01-16T16:17:00.000000000-05:00 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. Movies, Worksheets, Computer Time: Inside LA Schools During The Teacher Strike 2019-01-16T05:04:00.000000000-05:00 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. The School Board's View Of The Los Angeles Teacher Strike 2019-01-15T17:17:00.000000000-05:00 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.