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Caption: Familes of Fair Oaks Community School in Redwood City protest their school closure , Credit: Gloria Rangel
The growth of charter schools has led to declining enrollment at traditional public schools across California -- and in some cases to school closur...

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: Jun 09, 2018
  • Length: 09:36
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Veronica Volk/WXXI News, Credit: Akin Johnson holds his credential during the East High School commencement in June 2017.
In recent years, there has been a push to get people with disabilities into the general workforce. But despite these initiatives, some students who...

Bought by KZYX and Kansas Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 02, 2018
  • Length: 03:20
  • Purchases: 2
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When Donald Trump takes the inaugural stage this month, he’ll be doing so in front of the newly restored Capitol Dome. But just over a hundred mile...

Bought by KENW and KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Jan 13, 2017
  • Length: 03:32
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Students at Toledo's maritime school, Credit: Timothy Dubravetz
The opening of a new maritime-themed high school was announced Tuesday in Cleveland. It joins the 3 other maritime schools in the Great Lakes region.

Bought by WXXI, WCMU, WKSU, and WBFO


  • Added: Dec 14, 2016
  • Length: 01:10
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Mud stored for climate change research at the Unviersity at Buffalo, November 2016., Credit: ANGELICA A. MORRISON / Mud stored for climate change research at the Unviersity at Buffalo, November 2016.
Climate change researchers in the Great Lakes region fear Trump administration could move forward with anti-climate change agenda.

Bought by North Country Public Radio, WCPN, WAMC, WCMU, WXXI and more


  • Added: Dec 09, 2016
  • Length: 03:38
  • Purchases: 6
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Women are earning more degrees in higher education than men. So why are there so few women in tenure track or leadership positions in academia?

Bought by KENW, KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, and WAMC


  • Added: Dec 02, 2016
  • Length: 03:48
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Students build a tugboat at The Maritime Academy of Toledo, Credit: Timothy Dubravetz
The Maritime Academy of Toledo is one of 56 schools around the country that incorporate skills like boat building and seamanship into its curriculum.

Bought by WDET Detroit Public Radio, WRVO Public Media, North Country Public Radio, WXXI, WCPN and more


  • Added: Nov 16, 2016
  • Length: 03:38
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: The Onondaga Nation is located at Nedrow, New York.  © 2015 Laura Molina
The Onondaga Nation started a program to save their language and their culture. Right know, many native American languages are endangered due to th...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Dec 16, 2015
  • Length: 03:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Beginning next fall, all San Francisco public schools will offer a class called Ethnic Studies. It’s a look at American history and culture from th...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Mar 24, 2015
  • Length: 06:16
  • Purchases: 1

  • Added: Jan 19, 2015
  • Length: 04:21
Caption: A board encouraging attendance greets students and parents as they walk into Garfield Elemantary School, Credit: Isabel Angell
Oakland schools have a dropout rate that’s higher than the state average. So, the district made solving the problem a priority. Officials started t...

  • Added: Jan 13, 2015
  • Length: 06:18
Caption: Student activists Sofie Karasek and Meghan Warner, Credit: Liz Mak
On the state level, California is working to address the issue of sexual assault on campus. In September, the state passed a new “Yes means Yes” la...

Bought by WAMC and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 06, 2015
  • Length: 07:56
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Dianna Valenzuela y Sergio Corral trabajan juntos en el panel de control de un robot acuático., Credit: Valeria Fernández / Radio Bilingüe
In Phoenix, Arizona, a robotics club is becoming a hotbed for Latino students, many of them low-income and some undocumented, to go on to graduate ...

  • Added: Sep 22, 2014
  • Length: 06:07
Caption: Yanaira López Sosa es una de las madres líderes del grupo del Proyecto de Liderazgo de Padres., Credit: Courtesy of Parent Leadership Project.
Sixty years after the Supreme Court banned school segregation, a report found that schools are still segregated, and New York City schools more tha...

  • Added: Sep 22, 2014
  • Length: 07:16
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Most English learners in secondary school are considered Long Term English learners, meaning students who have been English learners for six-years ...

  • Added: Aug 18, 2014
  • Length: 08:18
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Spanish-Speaking Kids Benefit from Oklahoma Pre-K - Children from low-income families, immigrant families, or who are English learners often come ...

  • Added: Aug 15, 2014
  • Length: 05:55
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While many schools across the country are facing budget cuts and teacher layoffs, students at highly reputable universities are signing up in drove...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio and WXDU


  • Added: Feb 17, 2014
  • Length: 11:18
  • Purchases: 2
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Educators at one Brooklyn high school focus on getting their at-risk students across the threshold of the building. Sounds simple, right? Think again.

Bought by WAMC, WABE, and WNIJ


  • Added: Jan 02, 2014
  • Length: 07:08
  • Purchases: 3
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It’s an age old question for teachers from elementary school to college: how do you get students to do their homework? Some educators are trying to...

  • Added: Nov 18, 2013
  • Length: 02:28
Caption: Support group meeting for foreign students and their parents at the Biblioteca Benito Juárez in Tijuana., Credit: Joel Medina
In the last two years, more than 205,000 parents of American citizen children were deported from the United States. That means a new influx of Amer...

  • Added: Apr 23, 2013
  • Length: 03:47
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Writers of science fiction have long predicted a time when computers could engage humans in two-way communication, from R2D2 to the sinister Hal 90...

Bought by KENW


  • Added: Apr 11, 2013
  • Length: 02:29
  • Purchases: 1
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Many foster children live in several homes during a short span of time. All of the disruption has been correlated to poor academic performance.

  • Added: Aug 21, 2012
  • Length: 02:26
Caption: Roy Dawson, Credit: UNC-Chapel Hill
As more and more businesses require employees to have at least a high-school degree, those who do not are getting left behind. In response, public ...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Aug 15, 2012
  • Length: 04:49
  • Purchases: 1
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As part of the NewsHour's American Graduate series, correspondent Spencer Michels reports on Techbridge, an after-school program based in Oakland, ...

  • Added: Aug 13, 2012
  • Length: 09:42
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In Shelbyville, Ind., Melissa Lakes and the Student Achievement Center provide at-risk students with technology-enhanced hands-on learning. But it ...

  • Added: Aug 13, 2012
  • Length: 08:56