Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Twenty-five years ago, Union City public schools were on the brink of state takeover. Today, they have a graduation rate 10 points higher than the national average. David Kirp, professor of public policy at the University of California, Berkeley, and the author of Improbable Scholars: The Rebirth of a Great American School System and a Strategy for America's Schools, discusses the Union City approach, and why he thinks it's an example for poor-performing urban school systems around the country.
"I could have called this book "Tortoise Beats Hare." It was a slow, methodical turnaround." -- David Kirp on Union City schools— Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) March 27, 2013
Friday, September 28, 2012
After hearing from public education experts, scholars, and advocates, The Takeaway invited teachers from around the country to describe the students they worry about the most and the issues that are of the biggest concern to them.