Apr 28, 2011
Presiding: Richard Colvin, Education Sector
It’s hard enough to get high school dropouts to return to school. But how do you get them into college? And even more important, get them to complete college? The American Council on Education’s Nicole Chestang discusses a major overhaul of the General Educational...
Apr 25, 2011
Evaluating a College Education: What Are Students Learning? – Pontalba Room
Presiding: Kevin Corcoran, Lumina Foundation for Education
The new book Academically Adrift contends that college students aren’t learning much, at least in their first two years. One of the authors, Richard Arum, describes his conclusions...
Apr 20, 2011
What does it take to make teaching a profession people want to
enter? How can reporters put the current union strife in states
like Wisconsin and Ohio in the context of ongoing discussions about
teacher quality and evaluation?
NPR's Claudio Sanchez leads a lively discussion on these topics and more between American...
Apr 13, 2011
Alex Kotlowitz, author of There Are No Children Here and co-producer of the new documentary The Interrupters, talks about the crippling effects of violence on young people's capacity to learn.
Incoming Education Writers Association President Stephanie Banchero introduces Kotlowitz at the EWA's annual luncheon...
Apr 12, 2011
This is the first in a series
of podcasts chronicling the sessions at EWA's 64th Annual National
In the five and a half years since Hurricane Katrina, the education landscape in New Orleans has changed dramatically. Can some of the lessons learned by school officials and education advocates apply to districts...