Education

English as an Official Language

Friday, Jun 28, 2002 at 1:06 p.m.

In some cities, more than half of the kids in English as a Second Language or E-S-L programs are native-born Americans. It's just one of the controversies leading to the growth of English-only movements around the country.

UDC President

Wednesday, May 15, 2002 at 12:06 p.m.

The University of the District of Columbia plays a unique role in our city, serving more than five thousand students each year. Join Kojo to discuss the challenges and the opportunities facing UDC as it moves into the twenty-first century.

School Truancy

Wednesday, May 1, 2002 at 12:06 p.m.

Skipping school used to be a favorite activity of trouble-makers. But today, nationwide truancy is hitting all-time highs for both good and bad kids, and even among pre-teens. Join Kojo for a local look at how to keep students in the...

Saving for College

Monday, Apr 15, 2002 at 1:06 p.m.

If you're not saving for your child's college education, you're missing out on some great deals. Join Kojo to explore the options, from pre-paid tuition to credit card bonus programs.

Elected School Boards

Wednesday, Apr 10, 2002 at 1:06 p.m.

It's tradition to have an elected school board, but some school districts are self-destructing and mayors and state legislatures are stepping in. Join Kojo for a discussion on school boards and whether they are part of the problem or the...

Progressive Colleges

Friday, Mar 29, 2002 at 1:06 p.m.

The college of old may be changing, as more institutions are trying to embrace new teaching methods that focus on students and their needs. Join Kojo for a discussion on progressive colleges and their impact on higher education.

Space is Special

Monday, Feb 25, 2002 at 1:06 p.m.

Space Camp is set up for academically gifted children. But that didn't stop one teacher from getting his entire class, with disabilities ranging from turrets to downs syndrome, to experience life as an astronaut. Making the dreams of...

DC Politics Hour

Friday, Feb 15, 2002 at 12:06 p.m.

980 million minus 200 million equals the school board's new budget. And the Inspector General offers another vague deadline for the mayoral fund-raising report. Join guest host Bruce DePuyt and NBC News 4 reporter Tom Sherwood, today's...

Robert Olen Butler

Thursday, Feb 7, 2002 at 1:06 p.m.

What is the thought process behind creative writing? Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Robert Olen Butler decided to show this process rather than to describe it. He created his most recent work of fiction on the Internet, where his students...

DC School System

Wednesday, Feb 6, 2002 at 12:06 p.m.

Kojo talks with leaders of the D.C. school system about bilingual education, immunization shots, school budget woes, and more

Local Teacher Recruitment

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2002 at 12:06 p.m.

Filling local classrooms with teachers is tough. Getting good, experienced educators is another challenge altogether. As the nation faces a shortage of public school teachers, Kojo and guests look at some unlikely sources for teacher...

Urban Institute: Non-Professional Teacher Recruitment

Monday, Jan 14, 2002 at 1:06 p.m.

Over the next seven years, two million new teachers will be needed. As states begin to scramble, some programs are tapping unusual sources. From retired military to unfulfilled blue-collar workers, our Urban Institute series continues with...

Fairfax County School Superintendent

Monday, Jan 7, 2002 at 12:06 p.m.

They're among the best public schools in Virginia, but increased class size, aging technology, and scare state resources are taxing Fairfax County Public Schools. School Superintendent Daniel Domenech joins Kojo to discuss his budget woes...

Teaching Standards (Rebroadcast)

Thursday, Dec 27, 2001 at 1:06 p.m.

One in five new teachers will quit within five years. At the same time, the bar is being raised for incoming educators. A look at teaching standards and certification around the country.

Lloyd H. Elliott

Wednesday, Dec 12, 2001 at 12:06 p.m.

Lloyd Elliott was president of George Washington University for more than half of his forty years in higher education. Now he's working to bridge the gap between the university world and the business world. The noted educator joins Kojo to...

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