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Stories about education, opportunity, and how people learn. From APM Reports.
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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 organizing was new at Mizzou. What Lauren saw was "Black Mizzou," a thriving campus-within-a-campus that Black students have built over decades to make the university a more welcoming place.
What the Words Say

What the Words Say

2020-08-0652:43

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.
Covid on Campus

Covid on Campus

2020-07-2953:11

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, residential liberal arts colleges around the country was already shaky before the pandemic. Students are choosing less expensive options and more practical degrees. Experts warn that 10 percent of American colleges — about 200 or more institutions — are on the verge of going under. The pandemic is accelerating that trend. A digital divide The pandemic is making getting through college harder for students on the wrong side of the digital divide. In rural Arizona, when campuses closed, some students couldn’t log on from home, because they had no access to the internet. A local sheriff flew laptops and hotspots to community college students on the Navajo Nation. Reopening in a virus hotspot Colleges and universities are under pressure to reopen, but bringing students back on campus safely means dealing with dizzying logistics. As the virus surges in Miami, a large commuter campus gets ready.
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.
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.
Teachers, students and families talk about how they've adapted while schools and campuses stay closed.
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.
Delece Smith-Barrow of The Hechinger Report shares some hopeful stories about education during the pandemic.
Sarah Garland of The Hechinger Report on how (and whether) education carries on while schools are closed.
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.
As fewer college students opt to major in history, there's an effort by history departments to prove the practical value of their discipline.
The percentage of Native students graduating from the U of M has doubled in the past decade.
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.
Some students say they want campuses to remain open.
Unlike protesters at many universities, activists at Harvard seek social justice reforms beyond campus.
After decades of declining enrollment, HBCUs are seeing an uptick in new applicants, especially among Latino and international students.
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.
A first of its kind review finds Lucy Calkins' materials don't align with the science of reading.
Several powerful people and organizations have weighed in on the national conversation prompted by APM Reports' podcast episodes.
Correspondent Emily Hanford talks about the latest NAEP results and what they say about the state of reading instruction in the U.S.
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Seal757

This information is vital for teachers.

Aug 9th
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Katherine Lawrence

Thoroughly compelling!

Nov 1st
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