American RadioWorks

American RadioWorks

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American Public Media's American RadioWorks creates documentaries, series projects, and investigative reports for the public radio system and the Internet.

Episodes

Keeping black teachers  

Black teachers matter. But they're leaving the profession. A reporter and a teacher talk about why.

Undocumented students after the election  

As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump promised to end temporary protections for unauthorized immigrants who arrived in the country as children. We hear from students whose lives feel upended by the election.

College-educated and out of touch  

Donald Trump's win was a surprise to many in the college-educated elite. Some say instead of expanding minds, higher education is making graduates more insular.

Election leaves undocumented students in limbo  

The next president could end temporary protections for undocumented college students.

Clinton and Trump on education  

Education has hardly been mentioned in the presidential debates. We look at where the candidates stand.

Racism, stress and learning  

A new study finds that black students who experience racism have higher levels of cortisol, a hormone that is known to impact focus and learning.

Talking about race in schools  

Yolanda Moses thinks children as young as four years old should be taught why people look different - and why they are treated differently - in American society.

Low-income students travel abroad  

Some in education think providing travel opportunities can reduce the gap in how well some groups of students perform in school.

What a flipped classroom looks like  

Bueller? Bueller? In-class lectures could be ineffective.

How thousands of kids were denied special ed in Texas  

Strap on your cowboy boots: a new investigation reveals how Texas denied special education services to thousands of kids.

Rewriting the Sentence: College Behind Bars  

After an abrupt reversal 20 years ago, some prisons and colleges try to maintain college education for prisoners.

What It Takes: Chasing Graduation at High-Poverty High Schools  

The nation's high school graduation rate is at an all-time high, but high-poverty schools face a stubborn challenge. Schools in Miami and Pasadena are trying to do things differently.

Spare the Rod: Reforming School Discipline  

A get-tough attitude prevailed among educators in the 1980s and 1990s, but research shows that zero-tolerance policies don't make schools safer and lead to disproportionate discipline for students of color.

Stuck at Square One: The Remedial Education Trap  

A system meant to give college-bound 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.

Hungry hungry students  

When was the last time you ate? In one survey, 7 percent of college students said they went an entire day without eating.

Hungry hungry students  

When was the last time you ate? In one survey, 7 percent of college students said they went an entire day without eating.

What is restorative justice?  

Students of color are twice as likely to be suspended than white kids. So schools are turning to an alternative called restorative justice.

What is restorative justice?  

Students of color are twice as likely to be suspended than white kids. So schools are turning to an alternative called restorative justice.

A homeless student struggles towards graduation  

We follow a homeless teen as she fights to graduate from high school.

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