Eric Westervelt Eric Westervelt is a San Francisco-based correspondent for NPR's National Desk.
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At Stanford University's Bing Nursery School in Palo Alto, Calif., blocks play a significant role in helping children to think creatively, solve problems and think like young mathematicians. Eric Westervelt/NPR hide caption

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Before Minecraft, The Blocks Were Made Of Wood

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Will STEM Education Be The Child Left Behind?

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English professor Neal Phillips sits at a Valencia campus computer in Orlando, Fla., crafting an email blast to students who've been flagged by a new program that analyzes how they're performing. Eric Westervelt/NPR hide caption

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Higher Ed's Moneyball?

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Where The Wild Fractions Are: The Power Of A Bedtime (Math) Story

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With mesh backpacks slung over their shoulders, inmates walk to school at San Quentin State Prison. Inmates have the chance to earn an associate of arts degree here through the Prison University Project. LA Johnson/NPR hide caption

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Why Aren't There More Higher Ed Programs Behind Bars?

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Teacher Shortage? Or Teacher Pipeline Problem?

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