Education

Maryland Education Commission

Thursday, Dec 6, 2001 at 12:06 p.m.

Last month, a commission appointed by Governor Glendening recommended a $1.1 billion increase in education spending in Maryland. Alvin Thornton, Chair of the Commission on Education, Finance, Equity and Excellence, joins Kojo to discuss...

Maryland Education Commission

Wednesday, Dec 5, 2001 at 12:06 p.m.

Last month, a commission appointed by Governor Glendening recommended a $1.1 billion increase in education spending in Maryland. Alvin Thornton, Chair of the Commission on Education, Finance, Equity and Excellence, joins Kojo to discuss...

Teaching History

Monday, Oct 29, 2001 at 1:06 p.m.

After the events of September, many teachers and parents are wondering how history books will document the terrorist attacks. The majority of textbooks go to print next spring, and decisions must be made soon. Join Kojo for a discussion on...

Universities' Roles in Wartime

Tuesday, Oct 16, 2001 at 12:06 p.m.

Universities can play a major role during times of war or crisis. Learn what local colleges are doing, from loaning scientists to the government to increasing panel discussions.

International Education Programs

Thursday, Aug 9, 2001 at 1:06 p.m.

We live in a global community, but how much do our children really know about the world? There's been a government push for more students to learn other languages and experience different cultures. Find out more as we look international...

DC Superintendent

Thursday, Jul 5, 2001 at 12:06 p.m.

A conversation with D.C. School Superintendent Paul Vance.

Prince George's Superintendent Iris Metts

Thursday, Jun 21, 2001 at 12:06 p.m.

Prince George's Superintendent Iris Metts has had one year on the job. And it's been one heck of a year. She's had her financial decisions questioned, fifteen of the county's schools poised for state takeover and infighting with the school...

Fairfax County School Superintendent

Wednesday, Jun 13, 2001 at 12:06 p.m.

Kojo discusses student performance, facilities managment, teacher qualifications and more with Fairfax County School Superintendent Daniel Domenech.

Maps as Propaganda

Monday, Jun 4, 2001 at 1:06 p.m.

Ask a cartographer - they'll tell you - every map has a story, and every map is lying to you in one way or another. A critical look at how maps affect our attitude toward our neighborhoods and our world.

Urban Institute Series: School Choice (Rebroadcast)

Wednesday, May 16, 2001 at 12:06 p.m.

It's on the ballot in many states -- school voucher proposals. In conjunction with the Urban Institute in our series focusing on America's cities, we examine the impact of the oldest voucher program in the country which started in...

Teaching Standards

Monday, May 14, 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.

Local Literacy Efforts

Thursday, Apr 5, 2001 at 12:06 p.m.

Unfortunate but true. Recent statistics show the District of Columbia has the lowest level of literacy proficiency in the nation. A discussion of local efforts to combat illiteracy.

Healthcare in Schools

Wednesday, Apr 4, 2001 at 1:06 p.m.

The role of the school nurse sure has changed since we were kids. A look at nurses, counselors, and healthcare services provided during the school day.

Immersion Schools

Friday, Mar 9, 2001 at 1:06 p.m.

Does your third grader habla espanol or parle francais? Some schools teach foreign languages from kindergarten through twelfth grade. But at what cost and what gain? A discussion on immersion schools.

DC Government Scorecard

Thursday, Feb 22, 2001 at 12:06 p.m.

Last month, Mayor Williams released a "city scorecard." And Prince William County is working on one now. But do these objective measurements really reflect your concerns and your expectations of city or county government? A...

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