Efforts to Deal With Bullying

March 15, 2012

Thirteen million kids in the US will be bullied this year. This according to the new documentary “Bully.” It’s one of two films drawing attention to the issue. The other film, “Speak Up!” was screened yesterday before a DC...

Evaluating Teacher Effectiveness

Evaluating Teacher Effectiveness

February 9, 2012

A new study shows that having a high-quality teacher even for one year can have a measurable long-term impact on a student's career. Diane and her guests discuss how best to evaluate teacher effectiveness.

Language, Music and the Brain

January 25, 2012

Learning new skills in adulthood may seem like a daunting task. Over time there is a gradual decline of the brain’s ability to absorb new information. But experts say, with the right tools and a few tricks, we can continue to grasp...

Analysis of President Obama's State of the Union Address

January 25, 2012

Diane and guests discuss President Obama's State of the Union Address.

Building a Qualified Workforce for the Future: New Trends in Higher Education

December 14, 2011

Comparing private, public and for-profit colleges in the U.S.: how they stack up on affordability, access, and preparing American students for the workplace.

Jean Baker: "Margaret Sanger: A Life of Passion"

November 15, 2011

Margaret Sanger spent her life fighting to give women access to birth control. A new biography of the family planning pioneer and why she remains controversial today.

Shrinking Financial Aid and College Admissions

September 22, 2011

Rising costs and institutional pressures are forcing more colleges to seek out students who can pay the full tab. Guest host Steve Roberts and his guests discuss how fundamental changes in the admissions process may be squeezing out low- and middle-income families.

Economic Gain Through Gender Equality

September 20, 2011

A new World Bank report affirms the economic cost of gender inequity. Why equality between men and women leads to economic growth.

Steven Brill: "Class Warfare"

Steven Brill: "Class Warfare"

August 16, 2011

On the frontlines of school reform: A veteran journalist reports on an unlikely coalition of parents, teachers, Republicans and Democrats trying to fix America’s failing schools.

U.S. Manufacturing and Engineering Work Force

June 7, 2011

U.S. students lag behind in math and science compared to those in other countries: New efforts to better prepare Americans for work in engineering and manufacturing.

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