Education

Addressing Sexual Assaults On Campus

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

American colleges and universities are under unprecedented pressure to address cases of sexual assault on campus. Student activists and assault survivors have lobbied to hold schools accountable from within. Kojo examines evolving approaches to combat sexual crimes on campus.

Story Time vs. Educational Screen Time For Young Children

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Can an e-book or a story on a tablet substitute for a physical book when it comes to introducing young children to language and reading? Tech Tuesday explores the debate over story time versus screen time for young children.

Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Joshua Starr

Thursday, Oct 16, 2014 at 12:26 p.m.

The chief of Maryland's largest school district discusses, discipline, overcrowding and project-based learning.

How Much Is Your School District Spending?

Thursday, Oct 16, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

A local education think tank has released a new interactive tool that shows per-pupil spending across our region.

The "Obese Brain:" How Childhood Diet Impacts Brain Development

Wednesday, Oct 15, 2014 at 12:41 p.m.

Kojo talks with two neuroscientists about how kids' diets may affect brain development into adulthood.

Alexandria Public Schools Superintendent Alvin Crawley

Wednesday, Oct 8, 2014 at 12:30 p.m.

Kojo sits down with Alexandria Public Schools Superintendent Alvin Crawley to find out how the school system is tackling academic challenges -- and ushering in new changes -- following a turbulent year.

Loudoun County Public Schools Superintendent Eric Williams

Wednesday, Sep 24, 2014 at 12:21 p.m.

Kojo sits down with Eric Williams, Loudoun County's new superintendent, to talk about about the issues facing one of the area's fastest-growing school systems.

From Black Power to Education Reform with Howard Fuller

Tuesday, Sep 9, 2014 at 1:27 p.m.

Kojo talks with education activist Howard Fuller about a career devoted to equality. We discover how his time spent in the Jim Crow South, his work as a community organizer and his experience in the Pan Africanism movement have influenced his work.

A Snapshot of Foreign Students in Local Universities

Thursday, Sep 4, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

The Washington region has long been seen as a magnet for foreign students seeking advanced degrees. But a new report reveals a more complex portrait of international students.

Prince George's County Public Schools CEO Kevin Maxwell

Wednesday, Sep 3, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

With hundreds of Central American immigrant children enrolling in school, new state-of-the-art security systems in place and a new aerospace-focused high school on line, the Prince George's County Public Schools chief talks about the school year that began last week.

Redrawing D.C.'s School Boundaries

Monday, Aug 25, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Kojo chats with D.C. Deputy Mayor for Education Abigail Smith about the adoption of plans to redraw school boundaries in the District for the first time in decades.

75 Years After the Alexandria Library Sit-In

Thursday, Aug 21, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

In 1939, five young black men walked into Alexandria, Virginia's public library to request they be issued library cards. When borrowing rights were denied on the grounds the facility was for whites only, the men took books from the shelves...

Howard University President Wayne A.I. Frederick

Monday, Jul 28, 2014 at 12:30 p.m.

Wayne Frederick, an oncologist who came to Howard University at age 16 and earned three degrees there, is taking over as institution's new president. We explore the challenges he faces at the historically black D.C. school.

Discipline in Preschool

Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 12:27 p.m.

Traditional and charter schools in D.C. reportedly suspended 181 pre-K students during the 2012-13 school year. Many are shocked at the idea of suspending 4 year olds, but some educators say it's a necessary tool to maintain a positive learning environment.

Challenges Facing Charters & Traditional Public Schools

Tuesday, Jul 8, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Kojo explores the complex relationships between traditional public school systems and the growing networks of charter schools that share the same jurisdictions.

The Kojo Nnamdi Show is produced by member-supported WAMU 88.5 in Washington DC.