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WSU President M. Roy Wilson

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


The President of Wayne State University shares on the importance of making higher education a top priority in the communities of Detroit. Continue


How a wheelchair challenge mobilized a high school

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


When a student with cerebral palsy struggled to open his high school doors, he challenged his classmates to spend a day in a wheelchair -- a fundraiser to add automatic doors. Not only did he make his school more accessible for everyone, this report by NewsHour’s Student Reporting Lab in Austin, Texas, was one of 15 chosen for the White House Student Film Festival. Continue


Gwen's Take: Making Peace and Making Coffee

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Washington Week
PBS


"I woke up one morning this week to discover that Starbucks had decided to launch a new initiative at its coffee shops, branding their paper cups with a #RaceTogether hashtag and encouraging baristas to chat customers up about race. My first thought: what an admirable idea. My second thought: heck no." Continue


Tech giants battle for classrooms in Amish country

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Tech companies like Apple, Google and Microsoft are competing to get their products into classrooms around the U.S. Even in Amish country, where families live simply without technology like television or phones, some Amish children are learning to use these high-tech devices as part of the curriculum. The NewsHour’s April Brown reports from Ohio. Continue


Why some students are refusing to take the Common Core test

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Rebellion is brewing against the Common Core educational standards. Testing for the new standards began in March, and some students have refused to take part. Special correspondent for education John Merrow reports from New Jersey, where he talks to Common Core critics and supporters. Continue


Women World Leaders: Interviews with Women in Power

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To The Contrary
PBS


Some To The Contrary Classics: interviews with women who have attained the highest office in their countries. We speak with Benazir Bhutto of Pakistan, Helen Clark of New Zealand, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia, Janet Jagan of Guyana, and Gro Harlem Brundtland of Norway. Continue


Singer-songwriter Melissa Manchester

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


The legendary singer-songwriter discusses her highly anticipated new album, "You Gotta Love the Life." Continue


Hartsville - Title I Conference

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180 Days
PBS


Thornwell is one of the best schools in their district in Hartsville, SC, but when the educators compete with others nation wide, do they make the grade? Continue


Hartsville - Rashon Expulsion

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180 Days
PBS


After a series of disciplinary actions seem fruitless in changing Rashon's behavior the school educators and his mother are faced with a tough reality. Continue


Hartsville - Roles of School Leaders

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180 Days
PBS


School Superintendent Dr. Ingraham takes some time to discuss with Hartsville school district educators some of his priorities and what makes a good school leader. Continue


Panel Discussion: Education in Detroit

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


An in-depth discussion on education in the city of Detroit with Skillman Foundation President Tonya Allen, American Federation of Teachers Vice President David Hecker, and Denise Smith, Vice President for Early Learning at Excellent School Detroit. Continue


TTC Extra: SXSW Panel Interruption

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To The Contrary
PBS


The lack of diversity in the tech field was awkwardly displayed at the South By South West festival. Google Chairman Eric Schmidt was called out for repeatedly interrupting former Google executive Megan Smith. PANEL: Kellyanne Conway; Neera Tanden; Erin Matson; Rina Shah Continue


Why families stress too much about college admissions

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


The college admissions process can be riddled with anxiety and stress for high school seniors and their parents. But in the book “Where You Go is Not Who You’ll Be,” author and New York Times columnist Frank Bruni argues it doesn’t have to be this way. Jeffrey Brown sits down with Bruni to discuss how the obsession with getting into the right school may not pay off. Continue


How can colleges combat racism on campus?

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


The University of Oklahoma acted quickly to close down a fraternity that got caught using racial epithets in a video. OU President David Boren joins Judy Woodruff to discuss concerns about racism on campus and how colleges should respond. Continue


180 Days: Hartsville (Rashon's Family)

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180 Days
PBS


Single mother Monay and her sons deal with the realities of living in a low-income single parent family in Hartsville, SC. Continue


TTC Extra: Trans Women Rights at Women's Colleges

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To The Contrary
PBS


Trans women activists want women's colleges to incorporate gender inclusive language, in a larger bid to gain more acceptance. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), IWF Executive Director Sabrina Schaeffer, Civil Rights Lawyer Jenifer Rajkumar, The Daily Mail’s Francesca Chambers Continue


Rising Hate Crimes; Challenged CEOS, Minority Women in STEM

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To The Contrary
PBS


Rising Hate Crimes: 5 transgender women of color are recent victims of social injustice. Targeted Women CEOS: certain companies have proven itself biased as more female CEOs get challenged by investors than males. Diversifying STEM: Women hold 46% of degrees in STEM fields, but less than 30% maintain a career. PANEL: Danielle Moodie-Mills, Rina Shah Bharara, Avis Jones-DeWeever, Patrice Lee Continue


Hartsville - Rural Education

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180 Days
PBS


Multiple jobs, late nights for parents and students, minimum wage, what effect do all these realities have on the future of rural education in America? Monay and her young sons are an example of this daily struggle. Continue


Hartsville - Mr. Brown

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180 Days
PBS


Where do role models come from? What effect does it have on a young Black boy to have a young male teacher who looks like him, early in his schooling? Mr. Brown connects with his students. Continue


Hartsville - Boys Scouts

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180 Days
PBS


Rashon is a member of his schools Boys Scout troop and it seems to keep him out of trouble, for the most part - here teachers discuss the benefits and difficulties of this. Continue


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