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Caption: Joe Vulopas, Aevidum, Credit: Pennsylvania State Education Association
High school teacher Joe Vulopas has a conversation with his son J.J., a recent high school graduate, about the academic and social pressures young ...

Bought by KZMU Moab Community Radio, Delta College Public Radio, KUER, KRZA, KCMJ Community Radio and more


  • Added: Sep 04, 2015
  • Length: 05:23
  • Purchases: 6
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"Long Game" is a new radio documentary about ongoing culture war battles over education in the Lone Star State.

Bought by WESM 91.3 FM, Louisville Public Media, KERA, WRPI, MPR News Stations and more


  • Added: Oct 11, 2013
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 12
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Ideal for broadcast late-Summer / early- Fall, this new 1-hr. documentary from Humankind examines the epidemic of high anxiety among secondary scho...

Bought by WSKG, KRCB 104.9, KUAF Public Radio, WYAP, WDCB and more


  • Added: Jul 09, 2013
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 23
Caption: Ashley from the Class of 2025., Credit: OPB
AIR WINDOW OPENS JUNE 4TH In this hour we're going to hear from parents, teachers and education experts. OPB aims to follow more than 20 members o...

Bought by WRGY, Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota, KMXT, XRAY.fm, WHRV and more


  • Added: May 30, 2014
  • Length: 54:22
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Eighth-graders Owen Alibozek and Kyle Gazzillo were among the 3rd place winners at the 2013 Massachusetts State Science and Engineering Fair.
Volcanoes fueled by baking soda and vinegar. Carnations dipped in colored water. Those are popular projects at school science fairs, but do they re...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio, Hark!, WABE, Troy Public Radio, WNIJ and more


  • Added: Jul 12, 2013
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 18
Caption: Gigi Mancuso-Jackson with her mom Rebecca at a Hacker Scouts open lab. Gigi is holding a mousebot, a small robot she soldered together from a kit.
The DIY/maker movement is creating formal opportunities for kids who like to make things with their hands.

Bought by Troy Public Radio, WNIJ, WAMC Northeast Public Radio, WTIP, PRX Remix and more


  • Added: Jul 15, 2013
  • Length: 06:40
  • Purchases: 7
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"Rebuilding Detroit's Schools: A Tale of Two Cities" examines current educational challenges in Detroit and reform strategies being used in New Orl...

Bought by Delta College Public Radio


  • Added: Jul 23, 2010
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 1
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In 1974, Kanawha County was the first battleground in the American culture wars. Controversy erupted over newly-adopted school textbooks. School bu...

Bought by KFAI Minneapolis, KUER, KOSU, WESM 91.3 FM, KFOK-LPFM and more


  • Added: Sep 07, 2010
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 23
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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 Syracuse, NY, KUER, WESM 91.3 FM, WITF and more


  • Added: Sep 26, 2009
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 40
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For decades, schools have taught children the strategies of struggling readers, using a theory about reading that cognitive scientists have repeate...

  • Added: Oct 01, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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Moving a lot is hard on school kids. And millions of children in the United States have unstable housing. A growing body of research finds that re...

Bought by WUFT


  • Added: Oct 01, 2019
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 1
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Colleges are using big data to track students in an effort to boost graduation rates, but it comes at a cos

Bought by WUFT and WRST-FM Oshkosh


  • Added: Oct 01, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 2
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Scientific research has shown how children learn to read and how they should be taught. But many educators don't know the science and, in some case...

Bought by 'The Sea', WUNC, Interlochen Public Radio, KOSU, WMUU-LP and more


  • Added: Sep 24, 2018
  • Length: 59:59
  • Purchases: 8
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You might think apprenticeships are a relic from an earlier era, but a growing number of Americans are using them as a way into the middle class. I...

Bought by 'The Sea', Interlochen Public Radio, WOSU, WMUU-LP, WLPR and more


  • Added: Sep 24, 2018
  • Length: 59:59
  • Purchases: 8
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At 19, Mario Martinez felt fortunate to have escaped his rough neighborhood and enrolled in a community college. But the odds that he would earn hi...

Bought by 'The Sea', WUNC, WMUU-LP, WLPR , WUFT and more


  • Added: Sep 24, 2018
  • Length: 59:59
  • Purchases: 7
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Colleges have long offered a pathway to success for just about anyone. But new research shows that with the country growing ever more economically ...

Bought by WUNC, WMUU-LP, WLPR , WAER Syracuse, NY, and KMXT


  • Added: Sep 24, 2018
  • Length: 59:57
  • Purchases: 5
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 WUFT, WMUU-LP, KUER, KCBX, WOSU and more


  • Added: Sep 13, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 11
Caption: Frank Campbell was a teenager when he was sold to keep Georgetown University afloat. He was one of some 272 enslaved people sold by Jesuits in Maryland to plantations in Louisiana., Credit: Ellender Memorial Library, Nicholls State University
(9/4/2017) As more schools begin to confront their participation in slavery, they also consider how to make amends.

Bought by WWNO, WMUU-LP, WNCU, WUFT, KOSU and more


  • Added: Sep 05, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 13
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, 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 Seaside, Calif., 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 Cape & Islands, Mass.


  • Added: Sep 10, 2015
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Students at Howard University graduation, class of 2015, Credit: Emily Hanford
Graduates of historically black colleges and universities helped launch the civil rights movement and built the black middle class. But after deseg...

Bought by WMUU-LP, WUFT, Georgia Public Broadcasting, WESM 91.3 FM, and WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass.


  • Added: Sep 10, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah., Credit: Photo by Stephen Smith
Schools across the country are trying new ways to teach based on brain science. Teachers say current techniques are failing, but new approaches can...

Bought by WUFT, WMUU-LP, WHRV, KUNM, WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass. and more


  • Added: Aug 21, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 14
Caption: A student learns welding at a vocational high school in Massachusetts., Credit: Photo by Emily Hanford
Vocational education used to prepare some kids for blue-collar futures while others were put on a path to college. Now advocates say career and tec...

Bought by West Virginia Public Broadcasting, WMUU-LP, WHRV, KUHF, 90.5 WESA and more


  • Added: Sep 11, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 14
Caption:  Students in Kentucky taking a Common Core math test, Credit: Photo by Emily Hanford
New Common Core education standards are surrounded by controversy. Most teachers actually like the Common Core, but they’re worried about all the s...

Bought by WMUU-LP, WESM 91.3 FM, WNIJ, KPIP-LP, Capital Public Radio and more


  • Added: Aug 28, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 12
Caption:  A graduate and her parents celebrate first-generation college students at Amherst College., Credit: Photo by Suzanne Pekow
Today's college students are more likely to be older, working class, and ethnically diverse than in the past. Colleges must figure out how to serve...

Bought by WUFT, WMUU-LP, KQED, WESM 91.3 FM, 90.5 WESA and more


  • Added: Sep 08, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 17
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: Working a math problem at Mooresville Middle School in North Carolina, where each student gets a laptop., Credit: Stephen Smith
Learning with a personal tutor is one of the best ways to learn. But hiring a tutor for every student was never a realistic option, until now. Can ...

Bought by WMUU-LP, KPIP-LP, KMXT, KOSU, WTIP and more


  • Added: Sep 03, 2013
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
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:  YES Prep students at an informational session at the University of Oklahoma. YES Prep is a charter school network that serves a low-income population in Houston, Tex. and focuses on getting all of its students accepted into 4-year colleges. , Credit: YES Prep Public Schools
Why are so many low-income students quitting college, and what leads a few to beat the odds and make it through? (8/30/2012)

Bought by WMUU-LP, KPIP-LP, KERA, and New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Nov 14, 2012
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: The campus of Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn., founded in 1874. , Credit: Steve Woit, courtesy of Macalester College.
The most popular college major in America these days is business. Does it pay to study liberal arts? (9/8/2011)

Bought by WMUU-LP, WHRV, West Virginia Public Broadcasting, WTIP, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio and more


  • Added: Sep 08, 2011
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
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 WUFT, WMUU-LP, KPIP-LP, WTIP, KZYX and more


  • Added: Sep 01, 2011
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 7
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
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: 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: 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
Caption: Claudia Villa with her high school diploma
Teens talk about standards, inequality, and getting out of public high school in America. Schooled is one hour of some of the best youth radio st...

Bought by KZMU Moab Community Radio, KTSW 89.9, KMXT, KGOU, WSKG and more


  • Added: May 25, 2010
  • Length: 55:59
  • Purchases: 32
Caption: Tim and Tanya Chartier present a classic mime stance in Central Park, NYC., Credit: Ari Daniel
Tim Chartier has found a way to fuse his two great loves: math and mime. (It's a fusion that's almost as unlikely as wanting to do a radio story a...

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio, WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass., Here and Now, WRST-FM Oshkosh, WTIP and more


  • Added: Aug 29, 2013
  • Length: 10:54
  • Purchases: 7
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Questions and answers from some of the most curious people in the world. If you could understand one thing about how the world works, what would...

Bought by KWMR, KVSC, North Country Public Radio, WMPG, KUT and more


  • Added: May 05, 2010
  • Length: 30:18
  • Purchases: 9
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15-year-old Nick chronicles a turbulent year in his life. “If you could give me any advice or give me some potion that would make people my age st...

Bought by KZMU Moab Community Radio, KFAI Minneapolis, KUT, PRX Remix, Remix Radio and more


  • Added: Jun 26, 2004
  • Length: 17:48
  • Purchases: 10
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The Merasi are a group of Untouchables, the lowest caste in India. They've been singing and playing music for higher caste patrons for the past 2,...

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio, Troy Public Radio, KUT, KUOW, and WBEZ


  • Added: Aug 06, 2010
  • Length: 06:01
  • Purchases: 5
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Lede: Summer wildfires are the new face of catastrophic climate change in Washington and much of the West. Forest fires were predicted as a conseq...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Jul 10, 2019
  • Length: 05:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Nine out of ten deaf babies are born to hearing parents, who know almost nothing about deafness or the science of language. But they have to learn ...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass.


  • Added: Jul 25, 2019
  • Length: 49:59
  • Purchases: 1
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How should we reconcile conflicts between the state’s responsibility to properly educate minors and the parents’ rights to influence their children...

Bought by RadioFreePalmer, WLPR , KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, KICI Iowa City, KTSW 89.9 and more


  • Added: Aug 15, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
  • Purchases: 6
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This is the story of a Native American student named Martin Acuna and his white teacher, Jessica Janeseck. Most public school teachers in America--...

Bought by Prairie Public


  • Added: Jul 17, 2019
  • Length: 13:13
  • Purchases: 1
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How the government and schools have danced together for 400 years. And do you have to even go?

Bought by PRX Remix and WFHB


  • Added: Aug 02, 2019
  • Length: 30:47
  • Purchases: 2
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As Houda and Sara’s English has improved over the past three years, they’ve been able to share more of their story with Melanie–and with you. In th...

  • Added: Jul 31, 2019
  • Length: 04:27
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Quick, one minute financial tips that everyone can use to live their one best financial life!

Bought by KMXT


  • Added: Jul 18, 2019
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 1