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The Brian Lehrer Show

Making College Accessible and Affordable

Thursday, September 12, 2013

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Bloomberg's Small Schools Legacy

Thursday, May 30, 2013

A key component of Mayor Bloomberg's education policy has been to break up big high schools into smaller more focused schools, housed together in the large buildings. Beth Fertig, contributing editor for education, WNYC Radio and Schoolbook.org, talks about one specific example and the overall policy, plus other education news.

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Schoolbook

Mayoral Candidates Promise Teachers a New Direction

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Six of the candidates running for mayor addressed hundreds of teachers at a union-organized forum on Saturday. They all criticized aspects of Mayor Bloomberg's record, and said they would give more respect to teachers and families.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Michelle Rhee, Radical

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Activist Michelle Rhee tells Leonard Lopate about her turbulent tenure as chancellor of the Washington, D.C., public schools, her current work as an education activist, and her years of teaching in inner-city Baltimore.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Guest Picks: Michelle Rhee

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Education advocate Michelle Rhee was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about her experience as former chancellor of Washington, DC's public schools. She also told us what she's been reading and listening to these days!

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The Takeaway

The Issues at Hand: Education Reform Over the Next Four Years

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Shortly following the November elections, a Gallup poll revealed that 68 percent of Americans believe that President Obama will improve education in his second term. Education reporters Beth Fertig and Rob Manning explain whether the optimism is warranted.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

David Lynch and Transcendental Meditation

Thursday, December 13, 2012

David Lynch, founder and chairman of the Board of Trustees of the David Lynch Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education and World Peace, is an award-winning director, writer, and producer. John Hagelin, president of the David Lynch Foundation and director of the Institute of Science, Technology and Public Policy, a public policy think tank at Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa, discuss with Lynch the foundation's work funding stress-relieving modalities like Transcendental Meditation for at-risk populations, and veterans with PTSD.

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Schoolbook

We Must Seize the Moment for Reform

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The two top state education officials call for more urgency in reform efforts. They will be speaking at a City & State forum Wednesday morning along with Zakiyah Ansari and others, co-moderated by SchoolBook's Beth Fertig.

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Schoolbook

Four Questions That The Candidates Should Answer

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

The founder of Turnaround for Children says Mitt Romney and Barack Obama need to speak up on the issue of public education, and she's got questions she wants answered.

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Schoolbook

In Race for President, No Clear Winner for Education

Friday, October 05, 2012

The director of the Principals Academy at Teachers College looks at the presidential candidates through the prism of education and doesn't find much that he likes.

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Schoolbook

Reformers Could Use a History Lesson

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Two professors argue that present-day reformers could avoid making past mistakes if only they studied the history of school reform.

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The Takeaway

Takeaway Listeners Respond to Education Series

Friday, September 28, 2012

Takeaway listeners from Vancouver to New Jersey have been responding to this week's series on education with stories about their favorite educators, testimonials about their own schools, and observations about public education in the United States.

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Schoolbook

Author: Let's Do More For Top Students

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Chester Finn Jr., a former assistant secretary of education and co-author of "Exam Schools: Inside America's Most Selective High Schools," says he wishes more could be done for the country's brightest students before they hit the ninth grade.

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Schoolbook

Filmmaker Finds No Quick Fix to Dropout Rate

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The writer/producer of Frontline’s film “Dropout Nation” talks about what it takes to keep students in high school. Frontline spent a semester inside Sharpstown High School in Houston, Texas, a once-notorious “dropout factory” to document students in crisis and the teachers, counselors, and principal struggling to get them to graduation day.

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The Takeaway

Your Stories on Education

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

This week the show is taking a close look at education in America, with interviews with education experts from around the country. Takeaway listeners have had a lot to say about this topic. Parents, teachers, and education advocates alike have been chiming in on the website, on Facebook, Twitter, and by text message, email, and voicemail. Host John Hockenberry takes us through some of the best responses yet.

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Schoolbook

Teachers Share 'Lament' About the Next Thing

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Schoolbook contributor Arthur Goldstein's acerbic commentary on facing a new innovation at the start of every school year apparently is shared by many in the teaching profession. Teachers from all over the country echoed his frustration in an outpouring of online comments, and they are still streaming in.

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Schoolbook

We're Fighting For the Same Thing: Better Schools

Friday, September 21, 2012

The father of two boys attending public school struggles to reconcile his support for a Queens charter school with the sympathy he felt for Chicago's teachers when they went on strike.

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Schoolbook

Math Innovation Requires Patience

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

After a mixed review of the "School of One" math instruction at several middle schools, some media outlets pounced on the findings as negative, and declared the program a failure. In this opinion piece, one of the researchers cautions against hasty assessments of educational experiments, arguing that real innovation takes time.

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Schoolbook

School Yard Politics: A Guide to Who's Playing

Monday, September 17, 2012

Education is always a political issue in New York City. The public schools are run by the mayor, and the city has a strong and powerful teachers union. There are also a few other well-organized groups that are pushing for different education reforms. We've made a guide to who's who in schoolyard politics.

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Schoolbook

City Teachers Deserve Decent Evaluation System Now

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

A former teacher argues for a "comprehensive" evaluation system that would give educators real feedback on their work based on several factors, including students’ test scores, classroom observations and peer reviews.

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