Education

The Supreme Court & Affirmative Action

Monday, Jun 24, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

The Supreme Court on Monday ordered a lower court to reconsider a case examining the role of race in university admissions. Kojo connects with experts to examine the practical impact of today's ruling.

Wolf Trap's New President

Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Arvind Manocha spent more than a decade growing the audiences for the L.A. Philharmonic and Hollywood Bowl, two of the West Coast's most iconic music venues. He's now leading Wolf Trap, the country's only national park for the performing arts.

News Literacy For Teens

Monday, May 13, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Teens today navigate a flood of viral emails, Facebook posts and Internet rumors, but many don't yet have the skills to sort fact from fiction. The News Literacy Project aims to teach middle and high school students to become more critical consumers of news and information.

Cheating, Standardized Tests & Public Education

Monday, Apr 15, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

We get an update on scandals that have called into question the integrity of standardized tests measuring progress in D.C. classrooms and across the country.

Educating Special Needs Kids

Wednesday, Apr 10, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

While federal law requires that all special needs children have available to them "free, appropriate public education," many parents say it's still a fight to ensure their child's particular needs are met. We explore the challenges of education and special needs kids.

Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker

Thursday, Apr 4, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Kojo talks with Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker about school reform and economic development.

Your Turn

Thursday, Mar 28, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

The Supreme Court considers same-sex marriage, Virginia requires photo ID at the polls and a Maryland county executive wants control of the schools. It's your turn to shape the conversation.

The Future Of Law School

Tuesday, Mar 19, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Applications are down and tuition is up, while the number of graduates who find law jobs is dropping. Kojo explores the challenges facing law schools as they try to adapt to new economic realities.

Living And Dying In Brick City

Thursday, Feb 21, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Growing up on the tough streets of Newark, N.J., Sampson Davis and two childhood friends made a pact to pursue medical degrees. Davis is now a practicing physician who helps at-risk youth choose education.

Your Turn

Thursday, Feb 14, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

The president lays out an agenda for his second term, the pope says he'll resign at the end of the month and the International Olympic Committee axes wrestling. It's your turn to discuss the news and share your views.

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.

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