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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
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The Chicano movement changed California forever in the 1960s and 70s, and its legacy continues in the form of a Sacramento arts center for kids of ...

  • Added: Oct 19, 2014
  • Length: 04:51
Caption: Paula Dinh, a student at West Brooklyn Community High School, Credit: Jennifer Hsu/WNYC
It was a battle to the end for high school senior Paula Dinh. After years of skipping class and other bad habits, followed by a big push to change ...

Bought by WABE


  • Added: Jul 22, 2014
  • Length: 07:30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Darrell Molett in his living room, Credit: Rachel Wong
Dejon Lewis was 11 years old when child protective services arrived to take him and his twin sister away from their mother, whom he says is a drug ...

  • Added: May 17, 2014
  • Length: 08:47
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For high school senior Paula Dinh, the path to graduation has been a long one, with times when she questioned her ability — and desire — to finish ...

Bought by WNIJ


  • Added: May 14, 2014
  • Length: 07:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Civil rights activist Bob Moses famously helped organize a voter registration drive in Mississippi that changed the political landscape for the bla...

Bought by KRZA and KVLU


  • Added: Apr 15, 2013
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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A $25 million federal grant has been awarded to improve math achievement in low-income middle schools across the nation. Ground zero for the progra...

Bought by KENW


  • Added: Apr 12, 2013
  • Length: 02:29
  • Purchases: 1
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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
Caption: Erika Kooda
During the school year Erika Kooda will be checking in with essays reflecting on her senior year experience. This is the third installment of that ...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Oct 09, 2012
  • Length: 04:01
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Students take a standardized test at a high school in Greensboro, North Carolina., Credit: Billy Barnes
There’s been a dramatic change in public education over the past 10 years and it’s all about numbers. (9/6/2007)

Bought by C89.5 - KNHC Seattle, KPIP-LP, NPR Illinois, WTIP, KERA and more


  • Added: Mar 17, 2011
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 10
Caption: Students on their graduation day from Montgomery College, a community college in Maryland. Most young Latinos looking for a way up through higher education choose community college, but a lot of them never make it to graduation day. , Credit: Emily Hanford
Young Latinos are the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. population, and they are among the least likely to graduate from college. (11/5/2009)

Bought by WESM 91.3 FM, KPIP-LP, KQED, KZYX, Nevada Public Radio and more


  • Added: Mar 17, 2011
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: A student in a preschool classroom at River Breeze Elementary, a public school in Palatka, Florida. Preschool used to be a radical idea, but now the majority of American children go to preschool. , Credit: Stephen Smith
There’s been a quiet revolution in America’s schools over recent decades. We’ve added an extra grade to a child’s education: Preschool. (10/29/2009)

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


  • Added: Mar 17, 2011
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 9
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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From the Sudan Radio Project: we visit a Sudanese Sunday school in San Leandro, California.

Bought by KALW


  • Added: Apr 04, 2010
  • Length: 07:38
  • Purchases: 1
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Vroom, vroom, vroom...

  • Added: Nov 09, 2009
  • Length: 03:59
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One quiet autumn morning the United States was suddenly attacked by a small band of determined men inspired by a charismatic religious fanatic. The...

Bought by KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio


  • Added: Sep 29, 2009
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 1
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This documentary won a 2010 Peabody Award. Nationwide, suburban schools are doing a good job educating white students, but those schools are not ge...

Bought by WNYC, WAER, KUER, WESM 91.3 FM, WITF and more


  • Added: Sep 26, 2009
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 40
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How a student who nearly didn't make it out of 10th grade, graduates from high school.

  • Added: Jun 26, 2006
  • Length: 04:00
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How a student overcame poor grades to head off to high school.

  • Added: Jun 26, 2006
  • Length: 03:38
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The graduation story of student Moriah Williams.

  • Added: Jun 26, 2006
  • Length: 04:00
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Jaimita Haskell takes listeners inside the problems of academic tracking.

Bought by YouthCast and WNPR


  • Added: Jun 01, 2006
  • Length: 08:18
  • Purchases: 2
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Andrew Meyer, 19-year-old blind youth and his guidedog Racine navigate the Oregon State University during Andrew's first year of college.

Bought by WXLV-FM and KZYX


  • Added: Oct 31, 2003
  • Length: 06:12
  • Purchases: 2