D.C.'s Evolving College Affordability Debate

Wednesday, Feb 5, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

District lawmakers want to create a new publicly-funded college scholarship program for low-income high school graduates. But many fear a proposed "D.C. Promise" program -- which was tentatively approved by the D.C. Council on Tuesday -- could ultimately undermine existing federal scholarship programs for D.C. teens. We explore the future of college support programs in the District.

Deep Learning: Teaching Computers To Think Like People

Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

The pioneer of "deep learning" explains how computers can learn to think by mimicking the brain's system of neural networks, and how Google and others are using that ability.

MTV's Public Service Message: Teen Moms

Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014 at 1:35 p.m.

MTV's two teen-mom reality shows have been criticized for glamorizing teenage mothers, but a new study shows they've led instead to a significant drop in births to teenage girls.

Equal Punishment? Reforming School Discipline

Thursday, Jan 9, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Kojo looks at how new federal guidelines on school discipline could impact classrooms and school security.

Training And Norms For Sign Language Interpreters

Tuesday, Dec 17, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

We explore the training and norms for sign language interpreters after the embarrassment at Nelson Mandela's memorial service.

Remembering Quizmaster Mac McGarry

Monday, Dec 16, 2013 at 12:49 p.m.

For five decades Mac McGarry was a fixture of Saturday morning television in Washington, hosting the teen quiz bowl "It's Academic." McGarry died last week at age 87. We revisit his 2005 interview with Kojo.

Washington Teachers' Union President Elizabeth Davis

Monday, Dec 9, 2013 at 12:46 p.m.

Kojo chats with Elizabeth Davis, the new president of the Washington Teachers' Union.

Shaping The City: Designing New Buildings On College Campuses

Wednesday, Nov 27, 2013 at 12:19 p.m.

Universities are big land-owners in the DC region, and many of them are building new facilities. We explore the tensions and pressures that influence design and construction on campus.

The Evolving Job Of Public School Principal

Monday, Nov 25, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Today's public school principals juggle a dizzying array of responsibilities. We explore the evolving job of the public school principal and their impact on school performance.

Rethinking D.C. School Boundaries

Thursday, Oct 31, 2013 at 12:30 p.m.

For the first time in 30 years, the District of Columbia is redrawing its school boundaries and feeder patterns. Kojo explores how school maps could be redrawn and how the process will play out before the changes take effect in the 2015-2016 school year.

Joshua Starr On Montgomery School Start Times

Thursday, Oct 31, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

The Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent is in studio to explain his proposal to start high schools at 8:15 a.m. instead of 7:25 a.m. He'll also talk about his proposed capital improvement budget that addresses overcrowding.

The Future Of Business School

Wednesday, Oct 23, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Technology, demographics and finances are forcing business schools to rethink their mission. Kojo explores the challenges facing the traditional MBA program.

Behind Our Region's Education Headlines

Wednesday, Oct 9, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

From Title IX spending to later start times for high school students, we explore education issues in our region.

Howard University And The Challenges Facing Black Colleges

Monday, Oct 7, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Howard University President Sidney Ribeau abruptly announced his retirement last week amid reports of fiscal and enrollment challenges. Kojo examines events at the D.C. school.

Adult Literacy

Monday, Sep 23, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Thirty million Americans struggle with basic reading and math skills, including some 64,000 right here in the District.

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