The Politics Of Education With Michelle Rhee

Thursday, Aug 30, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

We chat with former D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee about why she's at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., pushing GOP officials on education policy.

Hidden Keys To Educational Success

Thursday, Aug 23, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

Why do students thrive in some schools and not in others. The answer isn't always as obvious as you might think.

Respecting The Heat In High School Sports

Monday, Aug 6, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

Growing concern over sports practices in extreme heat is changing the look of high school team workouts this summer and fall. Kojo explores new rules on when student athletes can wear full padding and when they need an ice bath to cool down.

"Reading Rainbow" Returns: LeVar Burton

Tuesday, Jul 17, 2012 at 1:06 p.m.

Actor LeVar Burton on the roles that have defined his career and the relaunch of "Reading Rainbow."

Kids And Young Adult Summer Reading

Thursday, Jun 28, 2012 at 1:06 p.m.

We get the scoop on books that will keep kids and teens turning pages all summer long.

The University Of Virginia Reverses Course

Wednesday, Jun 27, 2012 at 1:06 p.m.

The University of Virginia Board of Visitors unanimously reinstated President Teresa Sullivan yesterday, two weeks after the same governing body demanded her resignation.

Science Diplomacy

Monday, Jun 25, 2012 at 1:06 p.m.

When tensions among nations are at their height, connections among scientists can be a powerful avenue for maintaining ties and backdoor diplomacy.

Making Sense Of Upheavals At University Of Virginia

Monday, Jun 25, 2012 at 12:26 p.m.

How did a debate over the future of public higher education devolve into a messy, power struggle in Charlottesville?

Rethinking Higher Education With Freeman Hrabowski

Wednesday, Jun 20, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

We talk with University of Maryland, Baltimore County President Freeman Hrabowski about the state of higher education and how we can all help students succeed.

American Graduate: A Teacher Town Hall on Dropouts

Thursday, Jun 7, 2012 at 1:06 p.m.

How can we prevent students giving up on high school? Passionate teachers from across the region share stories and offer solutions for changing lives by helping students stay in school.

Backyard Planet Gazing - The Transit of Venus

Monday, Jun 4, 2012 at 1:43 p.m.

On June 5 at 6:03 p.m., Venus will appear as a small black dot floating across the surface of the sun. We explore the history and science of the Transit of Venus.

Confucius Institutes In The United States

Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 1:06 p.m.

China has been promoting Chinese language and culture through "Confucius Institutes" in partnerships with universities around the world. Many cash-strapped universities welcome the support, but critics worry that there may be too many strings attached.

How Education Technology is Shaping the Future

Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

A former Apple executive is helping prepare America's students, teachers and its future citizens for the digital future.

The Waterford School: Educating Across Cultural Boundaries

Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 12:33 p.m.

What we can learn from the Waterford School of Swaziland -- founded nearly 50 years ago -- as a haven of multiracial/non-racial learning during the apartheid era.

Civics Lessons

Monday, May 14, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

Many kids in disadvantaged neighborhoods feel the system isn’t just broken –it’s rigged, and not in their favor. One professor says this “empowerment gap” is just as profound --and important to address--- as the “achievement gap.”

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