Radio Takes a Look at Education

Aug 31, 2016

Education  Documentaries on Radio

Join us for a month of education specials on both radio and television.  On Wednesdays at 8p during the month of September we will be featuring four educational specials on the state of education today.

September, 7, 2016 | Stuck at Square One  A system meant to give college students a better shot at succeeding is actually getting in the way of many, costing them time and money and taking a particular toll on students of color.

September 14, 2016 | Spare the Rod: Reforming School Discipline  Kids suspended or expelled from school are more likely to drop out and more likely to wind up in prison than kids with similar behaviors who are not kicked out. Schools are struggling to reduce suspensions and to find other ways to make sure classrooms are calm and safe.

September 21, 2016 | What It Takes: Chasing Graduation at High Poverty High Schools (available on the web after Sept.1)  There is virtually no way to make a legal living these days without at least a high school diploma. Still, nearly 20 percent of students don't finish. Why? This documentary explores what students and teachers are up against in some of the nation's poorest high schools. We document the progress that has been made at one former "dropout factory" and ask what it would take to help more kids succeed.

September 28, 2016 | Rewriting the Sentence: College Behind Bars  (available after Sept. 8)  For decades, the United States' prison population has grown exponentially and today, more than two million Americans are incarcerated. But most people who enter prison eventually come out, and every year about 700,000 prisoners return to society. About half of those released will be back behind bars within three years.