Eric Westervelt Eric Westervelt is a San Francisco-based correspondent for NPR's National Desk.
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Are NOLA Schools Failing Students With Disabilities?

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50 Great Teachers: Socrates, The Ancient World's Teaching Superstar

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Five-year-old Kyle Romain sits on the lap of his grandmother, Barbara Romain, at a football game. Kyle lost his sight when he was hit by a stray bullet two months ago. Eric Westervelt/NPR hide caption

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A New Orleans Family's Lives Changed In An Instant

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Art projects like these anatomy murals are woven into the curriculum at the Homer Plessy Community Charter school in New Orleans. Eric Westervelt/NPR hide caption

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A New Orleans Charter School Marches To Its Own Tune

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Joseph Straus, 6, rides a zip line at the Berkeley Adventure Playground, where kids can "play wild" in a half-acre park that has a junkyard feel. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Where The Wild Things Play

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At East Bay School for Boys, sometimes the sparks of inspiration result in, well, actual sparks. Courtesy East Bay School for Boys hide caption

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Lessons In Manhood: A Boys' School Turns Work Into Wonders

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Sorry, Lucy: The Myth Of The Misused Brain Is 100 Percent False

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Violence Spikes Anew In Iraq, As Islamic State Looks To Expand

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