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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.

Language:

English

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480 Cedar Street St. Paul, MN 55101 1-800-228-7123


Episodes

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:00:45:38

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

A conversation with Emily Hanford on reading instruction in the U.S.

10/24/2019
Hanford talks about her reporting on what's wrong with how schools teach reading.

Duration:00:42:08

Ditching the lecture for active learning

9/19/2019
There's a growing movement at colleges and universities to create classrooms where students take the lead.

Duration:00:18:25

How colleges are mishandling racial tensions on campus

9/12/2019
As administrators navigate issues of inclusion and free speech, students of color have been left to find their own way.

Duration:00:22:48

Flagship universities fail to represent state diversity

9/5/2019
Across the country a gap persists between the number of black and Latino students graduating from state high schools, and the number enrolling as freshman at their state flagships.

Duration:00:22:41