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Dr. Sharon Akabas, PhD, Director of the MS Program at the Columbia University Institute of Human Nutrition, talks about her early interest in educa...

  • Added: Nov 06, 2018
  • Length: 34:02
Caption: Kindergartners in an Ohio classroom learning letters. One in five American kids struggles to read, and many of them have dyslexia. But public schools are failing to identify or treat dyslexia, even though there are proven ways to help kids with dyslexia l, Credit: Emily Hanford
(9/11/17) Public schools are denying children with dyslexia proper treatment and often failing to identify them in the first place.

Bought by WMUU-LP, KUER, KCBX, WOSU, KOSU and more


  • Added: Sep 13, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 10
Caption: Teacher Christopher McFadden is a member of The Fellowship, a group in Philadelphia trying to recruit and retain black male teachers. Only 2 percent of teachers in American public schools are black men., Credit: Emily Hanford
(8/28/2017) There may be nothing more important in the educational life of a child than having effective teachers. But the United States is struggl...

Bought by WMUU-LP, KUER, Georgia Public Broadcasting, KOSU, WRST-FM Oshkosh and more


  • Added: Aug 28, 2017
  • Length: 52:58
  • Purchases: 10
Caption: A student at the Metropolitan Expeditionary Learning School in New York conquers a high ropes course., Credit: Stephen Smith
In the 1940s a British headmaster named Kurt Hahn set up a wilderness school called Outward Bound to teach young men the skills they needed to surv...

Bought by WMUU-LP, XRAY.fm, WITF, Vermont Public Radio, WGBH Radio Boston and more


  • Added: Sep 10, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: A student hangs a flag outside the veteran’s center at Pasadena City College., Credit: Stephen Smith
The GI Bill of 1944 revolutionized the lives of millions of young veterans, America’s institutions of higher education, and American society at lar...

Bought by WMUU-LP, KUER, WHRV, KAZU, KSFR and more


  • Added: Sep 10, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Teachers in Chicago doing "lesson study," a teacher improvement practice borrowed from Japan., Credit: Emily Hanford
This documentary what it would take to improve American teaching on a wide scale. We meet researchers who are trying to understand what makes teach...

Bought by WMUU-LP, Prairie Public, and WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Sep 10, 2015
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 3
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If Jewish education is to respond to the needs of American Jews and their communities in the 21st century, we need to rethink the assumption that J...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: May 13, 2014
  • Length: 12:20
  • Purchases: 1
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What if you could change not just how much you know, but your actual intelligence?

Bought by KVSC


  • Added: Jan 17, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Computer Talk Radio, Credit: Computer Talk Radio
Computer Talk Radio weekly show for the broadcast week starting December 14th, 2013. Benjamin Rockwell, our inimitable hero, launches off with our...

  • Added: Jan 04, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Computer Talk Radio, Credit: Computer Talk Radio
Computer Talk Radio weekly show for the broadcast week starting December 14th, 2013. Benjamin Rockwell, our inimitable hero, launches off with our...

  • Added: Jan 04, 2014
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Studying for the GED at an adult education school in Washington, D.C., Credit: Emily Hanford
Millions of high school dropouts hope their ticket to a better job is getting a GED. But critics say passing a test is not the same as getting a hi...

Bought by WMUU-LP, C89.5 - KNHC Seattle, KPIP-LP, WITF, 90.5 WSNC and more


  • Added: Sep 06, 2013
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 15
Caption: Gary Hotsfall, a student at Western Governor’s University Washington. WGU is a network of nonprofit online universities., Credit: Stephen Smith
Digital technologies are changing how many Americans go to college - from online courses to robo-tutors. Can these innovations make college cheaper...

Bought by WMUU-LP, WUFT, KZYX, KMXT, and KOSU


  • Added: Nov 14, 2012
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: A class at the University of Phoenix's Hohokam campus in Arizona. Phoenix is the nation's largest for-profit university and largely serves working adults. , Credit: Brian Pobuda/University of Phoenix
The rapid rise of career-oriented, for-profit colleges and universities has provoked heated debate about the costs, quality and purpose of higher e...

Bought by WTIP


  • Added: Nov 14, 2012
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 1
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THE DROP OUT DILEMMA IS SPECIAL CONVERSATION ABOUT HIGH SCHOOL DROPOUTS IN THE ROCHESTER AREA. THE WXXI NEWS TEAM HAS BEEN TAKING AN IN-DEPT...

Bought by NPR Illinois


  • Added: Aug 22, 2012
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Hubert Sumlin at the 2009 WC Handy Blues & BBQ Fest, Credit: John Luttrell
We remember Hubert Sumlin, legendary guitarist and long-time sideman for Howlin' Wolf, passed away at the age of 80 on December 4, 2011.

  • Added: Dec 06, 2011
  • Length: 02:30
Caption: College students in a Maryland science class. Some professors are abandoning the traditional lecture because research suggests it's not very effective, but lecture classes are still common. , Credit: Emily Hanford
Most college students spend a lot of time listening to lectures. But research shows there are better ways to learn. (9/1/2011)

Bought by WMUU-LP, KPIP-LP, WTIP, KZYX, WFIU and more


  • Added: Sep 01, 2011
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: A student picks up new job skills at the Tennessee Technology Center in Murfreesboro, a technical school where many people who have quit college go to improve their chances in an increasingly competitive economy. , Credit: Doug Strickland
37 million Americans are college dropouts. What wlll it take to get them back? (8/25/2011)

Bought by WMUU-LP, WTIP, KWIT, and NPR Illinois


  • Added: Aug 26, 2011
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 4