Shifting School Boundaries

Monday, Feb 4, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

As the population in our region explodes, overcrowded school districts are grappling with the controversial process of re-drawing school boundaries.

St. Mary's College President

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2013 at 1:28 p.m.

Kojo talks with the president of St. Mary's College about the value of a liberal arts education, the new campus pub and getting first-generation students to pursue a degree.

Local Gun Control After Newtown

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

A month after the Newtown, Conn., elementary school massacre, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley outlined a "comprehensive approach" to dealing with gun violence that includes some of the strictest gun-control measures in the country.

The Power Of Online Petitions

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Petitions are an age-old tool for activists, but the Internet is transforming their creation and their spread. Kojo explores the surge in online petitions and their power to influence the national discourse.

Should High Schools Start Later?

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

Kojo and guests weigh sleep research and petitions from parents against bus schedules, after-school sports and the challenge of changing the status quo.

Designing Secure Schools

Thursday, Dec 20, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

In the wake of the tragic shootings in Connecticut, parents are asking if there's any way to make schools more secure. Architect Roger Lewis explores the challenge of designing schools that are both secure and welcoming for kids.

Changing City, Gentrifying Schools

Wednesday, Dec 12, 2012 at 1:06 p.m.

The changing education landscape in our region and evolving debates about how to serve the needs of an increasingly diverse population.

Foodie History: Cookbooks And American Food Culture

Wednesday, Dec 5, 2012 at 1:06 p.m.

Home cooks have long relied on cookbooks for inspiration and practical education in the kitchen. But cookbooks also serve as interesting historical documents.

A 'Bar Exam' For Teachers?

Wednesday, Dec 5, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

One of the country's largest teachers' unions, the AFT, is proposing rigorous new credentials for teachers, similar to the bar exam for lawyers. We explore this and other education reform issues with Randi Weingarten, head of the AFT.

"Reading Rainbow" Returns: LeVar Burton (Rebroadcast)

Thursday, Nov 22, 2012 at 1:40 p.m.

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

Using (And Abusing) Data To Rank Colleges

Tuesday, Nov 20, 2012 at 1:25 p.m.

Last week, U.S. News and World Report dropped George Washington University from their all-important "Best Colleges" list over inflated data.

The Politics Hour

Friday, Nov 16, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

Forging ahead on a casino at National Harbor, Md., streetcars in Arlington, Va., and school closings in the District. It's our weekly review of the politics, policies and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

D.C. Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson

Wednesday, Nov 14, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

On Tuesday, D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson released a list of local schools slated for closure due to low enrollment and under-performance.

Overachieving Kids

Thursday, Oct 25, 2012 at 1:06 p.m.

It's something of a cliche that kids today are overscheduled, grade-obsessed and under enormous pressure to land at the right school. We ask two experts how parents can rethink priorities and raise happy, well-adjusted kids.

Montgomery County Schools Superintendent Joshua Starr

Wednesday, Oct 24, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

A year after taking the helm of Montgomery County Public Schools, Superintendent Josh Starr talks about deciphering new report cards, empowering students to lead their own learning and encouraging teachers to collaborate.

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