Universal Pre-K; Tom Allon; Almost Presidents; Widowhood

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Monday, February 18, 2013

President Obama proposed Universal Pre-K in his State of the Union address. Motoko Rich, education reporter for The New York Times, talks about what’s known about pre-k education. Then, a panel of principals talk about education in their schools. Plus: Susan Page of USA Today on the latest political news; Tom Allon on his bid to become the Republican candidate for New York City mayor; how to move past grief with optimism; and a President’s Day look of the legacy of the men who lost their bid for president, and how they stayed relevant.


Monday Morning Politics

Susan Page, Washington bureau chief for USA Today, discusses the latest national politics news.

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Candidate Tom Allon

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Almost Presidents

Scott Farris, the author of Almost President: Men Who Lost the Race But Changed the Nation talks about candidates who have lost their bid for the presidency on this Presidents Day, and what their political legacy has been.


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Testing Universal Pre-K

Motoko RichNew York Times education reporter, talks about the debate over universal Pre-K -- one of the proposals in the president's State of the Union.

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Principals' Roundtable

Alison Hazut, principal of The Earth School, an East Village elementary school, and Rashid Davis, founding principal of Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) in Brooklyn, a collaboration of NYC DOE, IBM, and CUNY, and Dr.Sean Feeney, principal of The Wheatley School in Old Westbury, New York, talk about the issues facing school principals, including evaluations and budgets.


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Widowhood: Moving Forward

Becky Aikman, author of the book Saturday Night Widows: The Adventures of Six Friends Remaking Their Lives, talks about forming an unconventional support group for widows, and how to move past grief in an optimistic way.

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