Education

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.

Who Benefits From College And Why

May 8, 2013

New research suggests the college-for-all approach needs revision. Understanding who benefits from college and why.

Sexual Assault On Campus

April 11, 2013

An estimated one in five college women are sexually assaulted on campus. Students are angry at how universities handle rape cases, and they're using social media to teach each other how to use Title IX to hold colleges accountable.

Deborah Hicks: "The Road Out: A Teacher's Odyssey In Poor America"

Deborah Hicks: "The Road Out: A Teacher's Odyssey In Poor America"

March 12, 2013

A teacher describes how literature helped a group of girls in an inner-city, white Appalachian ghetto get through the toughest years of adolescence.

President Obama's Plan For Universal Preschool

February 18, 2013

President Barack Obama proposed the biggest expansion of early childhood education since Head Start was launched nearly 50 years ago. Diane and her guests discuss the debate over the value of universal preschool.

Debate Over Ways To Improve School Safety

December 19, 2012

Last week's tragedy in Connecticut prompts new questions about how to keep students safe at school: What parents, administrators, and safety experts think should be done to improve security.

Secretary Of Education Arne Duncan

October 9, 2012

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan just completed a cross-country bus tour promoting education as an investment in America's future. He joins Diane to talk about ongoing reforms and challenges still facing our nation's schools. Later in the hour, a panel of education experts give their views on what is and isn't working in the U.S. education system.

Salman Khan: "The One World Schoolhouse: Education Reimagined"

Salman Khan: "The One World Schoolhouse: Education Reimagined"

October 3, 2012

Salman Khan, founder of Khan Academy, talks about the current state of education and his efforts to provide a free online learning for anyone, anywhere.

The Dangers Of Hazing And What's Being Done About It

September 20, 2012

Since the 1970s there has been at least one hazing-related death every year on U.S. college campuses. Why the practice persists and what's being done to stop it.

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