Education

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...

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...

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