Education

Melinda Gates On Philanthropy

February 12, 2014

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has spent $27 billion to reduce poverty and disease around the world. Melinda Gates on the foundation's philanthropic efforts and why she's passionate about supporting women and girls.

Angelique Kidjo: "Spirit Rising: My Life, My Music"

January 28, 2014

Angelique Kidjo is a Grammy Award-winning musician and UNICEF ambassador. The singer-songwriter on celebrating her African roots in word and song.

Craig Steven Wilder: "Ebony And Ivy: Race, Slavery, And The Troubled History Of America's Universities"

Craig Steven Wilder: "Ebony And Ivy: Race, Slavery, And The Troubled History Of America's Universities"

January 14, 2014

A 2006 report commissioned by Brown University revealed the institution’s involvement in slavery, setting off a controversy that made headlines across the country. But Brown’s troubling past was far from unique. In a new book, American history professor Craig Steven Wilder lays bare uncomfortable truths about race, slavery and the American academy.

A Preview Of The U.S. Supreme Court's Fall Term

October 7, 2013

The U.S. Supreme Court is back in session, with justices planning to hear cases on campaign finance, affirmative action and the constitutionality of legislative prayer. A preview of the Court's fall term.

A Back-To-School Conversation About Education

September 4, 2013

As students head back to school, guest host Susan Page talks with Education Secretary Arne Duncan and a panel of experts about common core standards, later school start times and President Barack Obama’s college rating plan.

John Hunter: "World Peace And Other 4th-Grade Achievements" (Rebroadcast)

John Hunter: "World Peace And Other 4th-Grade Achievements" (Rebroadcast)

September 2, 2013

In John Hunter's fourth grade classroom, students tackle global problems using a game. The teacher explains the World Peace Game and how it’s informed his education philosophy.

Derek Bok: "Higher Education In America"

Derek Bok: "Higher Education In America"

August 29, 2013

Former Harvard President Derek Bok analyzes the current condition of our colleges and universities. We discuss the strengths and weaknesses of American higher education today.

Readers' Review:  "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" By Muriel Spark

Readers' Review: "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" By Muriel Spark

August 21, 2013

For our August Readers' Review: the story of a charismatic, unconventional teacher and the influence she has on her pupils.

Amanda Ripley: "The Smartest Kids In The World"

August 19, 2013

The author follows three American kids who each spend a year studying in top-rated countries for education: Finland, South Korea and Poland. Their stories reveal truths about keys to educational success and how they might be replicated in the United States.

John Hunter: "World Peace And Other 4th-Grade Achievements"

John Hunter: "World Peace And Other 4th-Grade Achievements"

July 29, 2013

In John Hunter's fourth grade classroom, students tackle global problems using a game. The teacher explains the World Peace Game and how it’s informed his education philosophy.

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