Jeffrey Pierre Jeffrey Pierre is an editor and producer on the Education Desk.
Stories By

Jeffrey Pierre

Story Archive

Thursday

Superintendent Dr. Errick Greene on the first day of school in Jackson, Miss. Greene visited schools throughout the district during the first week. His first stop was at North Jackson Elementary School. Jeffrey Pierre/NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Jeffrey Pierre/NPR

As a new year starts, schools prepare for fewer masks, more learning and joy

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1117171716/1118123079" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Thursday

School safety experts have coalesced around a handful of important measures communities and politicians can take to protect students. LA Johnson/NPR hide caption

toggle caption
LA Johnson/NPR

Experts say we can prevent school shootings. Here's what the research says

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1101571302/1101725955" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Friday

In this 2013 photo, National Weather Service Director Louis Uccellini (left) gives a tour of NOAA's Center for Weather and Climate Prediction to Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker (second from left), Maryland Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) (third from right), NOAA Acting Administrator Kathryn Sullivan (second from right), and Bryan Norcross (right) of the Weather Channel. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Thursday

After an unprecedented year in natural disasters, cities like Hoboken and New York City, pictured here after Hurricane Ida, say better weather forecast can save lives. David Dee Delgado/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
David Dee Delgado/Getty Images

After a year of deadly weather, cities look to private forecasters to save lives

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1064590315/1064591434" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Sunday

NYC hires private weather service for public safety after lethal flooding this fall

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1059600355/1059600356" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Saturday

Climate activists carry out hunger strike in D.C.

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1053239151/1053239152" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Thursday

Witnesses appear via videoconference during a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing. Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Wednesday

Emissions rise from a smokestack in Ohio. The United States has contributed more heat-trapping pollution than any country over time and has been the prime driver of global climate change. Dane Rhys/Bloomberg Creative/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Dane Rhys/Bloomberg Creative/Getty Images

How decades of disinformation about fossil fuels halted U.S. climate policy

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1047583610/1049797095" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Thursday

Scenes after heavy rainfall flooded a commuter parking lot in Reston, VA with some cars completely submerged. The Washington Post/The Washington Post via Getty Im hide caption

toggle caption
The Washington Post/The Washington Post via Getty Im

Saturday

Sheffield United's English striker Rhian Brewster joins other players in taking a knee against racism ahead of kick off of the English Premier League football match. Mike Ergerton/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Mike Ergerton/AFP via Getty Images

Can A Social Media Boycott Fight Racism Online? The English Soccer World Hopes So

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/992736637/992761521" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Tuesday

Therrious Davis for NPR

There's never been a better time to be a sneakerhead

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/944306977/1197919058" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Saturday

Celia, Tiwa Savage's third studio album, is her American debut. Lakin Ogunbanwo hide caption

toggle caption
Lakin Ogunbanwo

On 'Celia,' Tiwa Savage Celebrates Powerful Women

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/921865020/922688850" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Saturday

Danielle Ponder's song "Poor Man's Pain" was a standout Tiny Desk Contest entry this year. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption
Courtesy of the artist

Tiny Desk Contestant Danielle Ponder On Telling Stories That Matter Through Music

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/908748883/909969088" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Friday

Amiri Nash, 18, co-founded an organization that creates signs about racial injustice to post in predominantly white neighborhoods. Elissa Nadworny/NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Elissa Nadworny/NPR

Thursday

Wednesday

Sunday

Deborah Lee/NPR

Sunday

Duenet Alexand (left) and Berthenid Dasny have been maintaining the grounds at the St. Christophe memorial at Titanyen, north of Port-au-Prince, where thousands of earthquake victims were buried in mass graves. Richard Tsong-Taatarii for NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Richard Tsong-Taatarii for NPR

A 'Lost Decade': Haiti Still Struggles To Recover 10 Years After Massive Earthquake

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/794298546/795661073" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Sunday

Saturday

Saturday

Saturday

Saturday

Teachers in the nation's second-largest school district will go on strike on Monday if there's no settlement of its long-running contract dispute. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Damian Dovarganes/AP

Saturday