Education

Pianist Simone Dinnerstein On Sharing Her Love Of Bach  (Rebroadcast)

Pianist Simone Dinnerstein On Sharing Her Love Of Bach (Rebroadcast)

July 4, 2014

Pianist Simone Dinnerstein fell in love with the music of Bach as a child. She speaks with Diane about her life, her music and her new education initiative called "Bachpacking."

A Conversation With Julia Gillard, the Former Prime Minister of Australia

A Conversation With Julia Gillard, the Former Prime Minister of Australia

June 19, 2014

A conversation with Julia Gillard, the former prime minister of Australia, about being the first woman to lead the Australian government and her current efforts to educate children in the world's poorest countries.

 Debate Over How Teacher Tenure Affects The Quality Of Education

Debate Over How Teacher Tenure Affects The Quality Of Education

June 17, 2014

After a judge in California ruled the state’s teacher tenure laws unconstitutional, guest host Tom Gjelten and a panel of experts discuss teacher tenure and the quality of a public school education.

Linda Przybyszewski: "The Lost Art of Dress"

Linda Przybyszewski: "The Lost Art of Dress"

June 11, 2014

An historian recounts the story of the Dress Doctors, a group of women who taught America how to dress in the first half of the twentieth century.

Readers' Review: "The Secret History" By Donna Tartt

Readers' Review: "The Secret History" By Donna Tartt

May 28, 2014

For our next Readers' Review: "The Secret History." Set on a college campus, a scholarship student joins a sophisticated clique that harbors dark secrets. Published in 1992, it's the first novel by Donna Tartt, winner of this year's Pulitzer Prize for fiction.

New Data On Whether College Is Worth The Debt

New Data On Whether College Is Worth The Debt

May 28, 2014

New data suggest a college degree has never been more valuable. But many recent grads burdened with debt are struggling to find a good job. Diane and her guests discuss the value of a college degree, new proposals for college ratings by the federal government and whether some levels of higher education are worth the debt.

David McCullough, Jr.: "You Are Not Special" (Rebroadcast)

May 26, 2014

You are not special. That was the message behind a controversial commencement speech by a Massachusetts high school teacher that went viral on social media. In a new book, he defends his argument that teenagers are profoundly harmed by the growing pressure to be exceptional.

Brown-versus-Board of Education: Sixty Years Later

Brown-versus-Board of Education: Sixty Years Later

May 15, 2014

On the 60th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision Brown v. Board of Education, Diane and panel of guests will discuss the legacy of the Brown ruling and the state of racial integration and equality in public schools today.

David McCullough, Jr.: "You Are Not Special"

April 24, 2014

You are not special. That was the message behind a controversial commencement speech by a Massachusetts high school teacher that went viral on social media. In a new book, he defends his argument that teenagers are profoundly harmed by the growing pressure to be exceptional.

Sexual Assaults On College Campuses And How Colleges And Universities Are Responding

April 24, 2014

This week, American University officials announced an investigation into emails that referred to sexual assault and rape. In late March, a Harvard University student anonymously disclosed her own experience with sexual assault in the...

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