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Replay: First in the Family

Courtesy chadmill via Flickr Nearly a third of college students in the United States are first-generation—meaning their parents and grandparents didn’t go. For many of these students, entering academia can …

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Beyond the Books

Image courtesy United States Navy American teens spend approximately two million minutes in high school.  With Good Reason talks with Bob Compton about how kids in America, China, and India …

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The Future of Higher Education

In May of 2012, Harvard and MIT announced a partnership to provide free courses to anyone, anywhere, sparking an intense debate about the future of a bricks and mortar education. …

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Replay: The Legacy of Massive Resistance

In 1951 a group of African American students at Robert R. Moton High School in Prince Edward County, Virginia, organized a strike to protest the substandard school facilities provided for …

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STEM vs. the Humanities?

We have a way of talking about STEM fields as the opposite of the humanities–but it’s hard to have one without the other.  Debbie Sterling of Goldieblox believes that combining …

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Replay: The Legacy of Massive Resistance

When faced with a court order to integrate, Prince Edward County in Virginia closed its entire school system in 1959 rather than integrate. The closure lasted five years and was …

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Will There Ever Be Peace On Earth?

Give peace a chance.  Teaching kids about peace might be just as important as reading, writing, and arithmetic.  Elavie Ndura-Ouedraogo (George Mason University) believes peace-building should be a part of …

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Replay: The American Graduation Initiative

The federal government unveiled a 12 billion dollar initiative last summer to add 5 million new community college graduates by 2020.   Frank Friedman (Piedmont Virginia Community College) says community college …

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The Legacy of Massive Resistance

When faced with a court order to integrate, Prince Edward County in Virginia closed its entire school system in 1959 rather than integrate. The closure lasted five years and was …

Episode

Will There Ever Be Peace On Earth?

Give peace a chance.  Teaching kids about peace might be just as important as reading, writing, and arithmetic.  Elavie Ndura-Ouedraogo (George Mason University) believes peace-building should be a part of …

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The American Graduation Initiative

The federal government unveiled a 12 billion dollar initiative last summer to add 5 million new community college graduates by 2020.   Frank Friedman (Piedmont Virginia Community College) says community college …