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Stories about education, opportunity, and how people learn. From APM Reports.

Stories about education, opportunity, and how people learn. From APM Reports.

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Saint Paul, MN

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Stories about education, opportunity, and how people learn. From APM Reports.

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English

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Episodes

Black at Mizzou: Confronting race on campus

8/14/2020
Lauren Brown says college was "culture shock." Most of the students at her high school were Black, but most of the students at the University of Missouri were white. And she got to the university in the fall of 2015, when Black students led protests in response to a string of racist incidents. The protests put Mizzou in the national news. But the news stories didn't match what Lauren saw. They made it seem like racism on campus was an aberration. And they made it seem like Black student...

Duration:00:53:02

What the Words Say

8/6/2020
Everyone agrees that the goal of reading instruction is for children to understand what they read. The question is: how does a little kid get there? Emily Hanford explores what reading scientists have figured out about how reading comprehension works and why poverty and race can affect a child’s reading development. Read the full story.

Duration:00:52:43

Covid on Campus

7/29/2020
The coronavirus pandemic represents the greatest challenge to American higher education in decades. Some small regional colleges that were already struggling won’t survive. Other schools, large and small, are rethinking how to offer an education while keeping people safe. This program explores how institutions are handling the crisis, and how students are trying to navigate a major disruption in their college years. Colleges on the brink The long tradition of students attending small,...

Duration:00:53:10

Same Pandemic, Unequal Education (from Us & Them podcast)

5/30/2020
The coronavirus pandemic has left West Virginia schools particularly hard hit. The Us & Them podcast from West Virginia Public Radio brings us stories of teachers grappling with virtual classes for students who don't have access to the internet and how schools are trying, still, to keep kids fed.

Duration:00:12:06

Facing uncertain futures, high school seniors weigh tough college options and alternate paths

5/14/2020
Editor-in-chief of The Hechinger Report, Liz Willen, shares what she's heard from high school seniors who are feeling anxious and overwhelmed as they face pandemic-fueled challenges.

Duration:00:17:28

Listeners tell us how they're adapting to at-home education

5/7/2020
Teachers, students and families talk about how they've adapted while schools and campuses stay closed.

Duration:00:14:01

Is learning to read a constitutional right?

4/30/2020
A federal court recently ruled that underfunded schools in Detroit violated students' right to a basic education. Advocates hope the case is the beginning of a trend.

Duration:00:22:03

A few silver linings emerge in a dark time of closed schools

4/23/2020
Delece Smith-Barrow of The Hechinger Report shares some hopeful stories about education during the pandemic.

Duration:00:19:30

'Everything has changed': A look at K-12 education under coronavirus

4/16/2020
Sarah Garland of The Hechinger Report on how (and whether) education carries on while schools are closed.

Duration:00:16:45

College in the time of coronavirus

4/9/2020
A conversation with Hechinger Report higher education editor Jon Marcus on how learning and the college experience are changing, and what's yet to come.

Duration:00:28:18

What good is a history major?

4/2/2020
As fewer college students opt to major in history, there's an effort by history departments to prove the practical value of their discipline.

Duration:00:19:14

Graduation rate for Native students surges at the University of Minnesota

3/26/2020
The percentage of Native students graduating from the U of M has doubled in the past decade.

Duration:00:20:39

Black girl, white college

3/19/2020
When it was time for me to enroll in a four-year college, I chose North Dakota State, a school that's mostly white, conservative and insular -- everything I wasn't. It was the hardest year of my life.

Duration:00:29:11

College administrators struggle with whether to close their classrooms in response to COVID-19

3/14/2020
Some students say they want campuses to remain open.

Duration:00:27:35

A conundrum for student advocates: change their school or change society?

3/12/2020
Unlike protesters at many universities, activists at Harvard seek social justice reforms beyond campus.

Duration:00:27:58

At some HBCUs, enrollment rises from surprising applicants

3/5/2020
After decades of declining enrollment, HBCUs are seeing an uptick in new applicants, especially among Latino and international students.

Duration:00:24:39

With more students demanding action on climate change, teachers try to keep up

2/27/2020
Most states and districts have adopted science standards that require teaching climate change. Teachers are left to get up to speed and help students understand the impacts.

Duration:00:22:29

Reading update: Experts say widely used reading curriculum is failing kids

1/27/2020
A first of its kind review finds Lucy Calkins' materials don't align with the science of reading.

Duration:00:35:15

New salvos in the battles over reading instruction

12/20/2019
Several powerful people and organizations have weighed in on the national conversation prompted by APM Reports' podcast episodes.

Duration:00:46:21

National assessment shows more K-12 students struggling to read

11/1/2019
Correspondent Emily Hanford talks about the latest NAEP results and what they say about the state of reading instruction in the U.S.

Duration:00:25:29