Public Education

The Brian Lehrer Show

Public School 911 Calls

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Beth Fertig, contributing editor for education for WNYC and, discusses her reporting on city public schools calling 911 to deal with disruptive students, a large number of whom are enrolled in special education programs.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Union City, NJ Gets it Right

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.

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The Takeaway

The Biggest Issues Facing Public Schools According to Teachers

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.

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