Education

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.

The High Price Of College Tuition

July 15, 2013

Tuition is at record levels at both public and private colleges and universities: Why college is so expensive and what can be done about it.

Supreme Court Decision On Affirmative Action

June 24, 2013

In a much-awaited decision, the Supreme Court on Monday chose not to strike down affirmative action. A panel discusses what the decision means for the future of affirmative action.

The Battle Over Student Loan Rates

June 3, 2013

The White House is at odds with Congress over setting student loan rates. What each plan could mean for students, families and the cost of a college education.

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