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Caption: Photo of the Texas Capital building on March 11, 2019, during a rally for education finance reform., Credit: Pius Wong
Texans across the state and across the political divide agree: public school funding needs fixing. What that means exactly, however, is tricky. In ...

  • Added: Mar 12, 2019
  • Length: 41:58
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
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A selection of highlights from the past year's programs including reducing political polarization, community organizing for racial justice, peace h...

Bought by WJFF and KMUN


  • Added: Dec 15, 2016
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 2
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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Every year, more than a million kids drop out of school. Without a diploma, they will have a tough time succeeding. But the problem starts much ear...

Bought by KMUZ, WTIP, KCPW, Spokane Public Radio, KZYX and more


  • Added: Sep 11, 2012
  • Length: 52:00
  • Purchases: 49
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
Caption: Teacher Joe Curtis working with a student at Hardy Elementary School in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Credit: Emily Hanford
Kids need good teachers. It’s something people know instinctively. But experts disagree over how to measure teacher quality. (8/26/2010)

Bought by WMUU-LP, C89.5 - KNHC Seattle, KPIP-LP, KMUZ, WTIP and more


  • Added: Mar 17, 2011
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 10
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The newest, hottest idea in school reform seems to be paying students to learn. Is it a good idea, or a way to avoid tackling the tough issues? We ...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Jul 30, 2008
  • Length: 06:56
  • Purchases: 1
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This is an in depth look at one of the many charter schools opening this fall in New Orleans

  • Added: Sep 04, 2007
  • Length: 12:59