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Giving traumatized kids a head start in healing

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Every year, thousands of children in the U.S. are expelled from school before they reach Kindergarten. Special correspondent Molly Knight Raskin reports on a program in Kansas City, Missouri, that’s trying to stem the trend by looking beyond the classroom to the issues these children face at home -- and helping them to feel safe. Continue


Clinton vs. Warren; Hobby Lobby; Female Genital Mutilation

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To The Contrary
PBS


Clinton vs. Warren: Elizabeth Warren is being touted as a possible “spoiler” against Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination. Hobby Lobby: The Green family who owns the craft store chain aims to build a bible museum in Washington, DC. Female Genital Mutilation: The cultural tradition is an American problem. PANEL: Cari Dominguez, Debra Carnahan, Darlene Kennedy, Anushay Hossain Continue


Omarina's Story

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FRONTLINE
PBS


When FRONTLINE first met Omarina Cabrera back in 2012 for the documentary "Middle School Moment," she was a struggling student at Middle School 244 in the Bronx. Today, she's excelling at an elite prep school in New England. FRONTLINE revisits Omarina as part of our continued examination of a groundbreaking program to stem the dropout crisis in America’s high-poverty schools. Continue


Separate and Unequal

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FRONTLINE
PBS


Sixty years after the Supreme Court declared separate schools for black and white children unconstitutional, school segregation is making a comeback. What’s behind the growing racial divide in American schools — and what’s the legacy of Brown v. Board of Education? In part two, Omarina's Story, FRONTLINE revisits a student who made the most of her "middle school moment". Continue


TTC Extra: Sexual Assault on Campus

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To The Contrary
PBS


A new report commissioned by Sen. Claire McCaskill shows that colleges are not addressing the problem of rape on campus. More than 40% of colleges have made no investigations in the past 5 years. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Francesca Chambers of the Daily Mail, Independent Women’s Forum Fellow Patrice Lee, Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa Continue


California school integrates play with learning

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


At first glance, it might seem like the students who attend the private K-12 New Roads School in Santa Monica, California, are simply playing video and computer games all day. But these students are actually taking part in a new experiment in educational innovation. The NewsHour’s April Brown reports on one school’s approach to keep students engaged all day. Continue


Would quasi-professional student athletes harm NCAA sports?

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


A class-action lawsuit by former UCLA basketball player Ed O'Bannon contends that the NCAA should permit former and current college basketball and football players to profit from the use of their names, images, or likenesses in media like video games or TV broadcasts. Judy Woodruff talks to Michael McCann of the University of New Hampshire School of Law for a closer look at the arguments. Continue


Debating tenure protections for public school teachers

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


A California judge ruled that the state’s tenure protections for public school teachers are unconstitutional. Students who sued the state argued that the tenure policies denied their right to a quality education. Gwen Ifill gets reaction from Joshua Pechthalt, president of the California Federation of Teachers, and Russlynn Ali, former assistant secretary to the Department of Education. Continue


Home Births; Pope Francis; Hillary Clinton & World Bank

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To The Contrary
PBS


Home Births: A new reality show chronicles women having babies in the wild. Pope Francis: The pontiff says couples should have children, not raise pets. Hillary Clinton & World Bank: Clinton and other leaders weigh in on the economic advantages of empowering women. PANEL: Erin Matson; Karin Agness; Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Linda Chavez Continue


Vivre

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AfroPop
PBS


A teacher asks her pupils what they want to do when they grow up. While his classmates answer lightly and with great fun, Tom a quiet 10-year-old boy slips away. When his turn comes to speak, Tom embarks himself upon a striking monologue. With passion, humor and bewildering maturity he describes three possible life choices that will inevitably lead him to dramatic ends. Continue


TTC Extra: Women In Tech

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To The Contrary
PBS


Women continue to be underrepresented in the technology industry. A few top colleges have managed to reverse the trend by reaching out to high school teachers, offering mentoring programs and focusing recruitment on prospective female students. PANEL: Former EEOC Chair Cari Dominguez, Former Judge & Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan, Conservative Commentator Darlene Kennedy, Journalist Anushay Continue


"I'm Really Glad We Did This"

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FRONTLINE
PBS


When FRONTLINE first met Omarina Cabrera back in 2012 for the "Middle School Moment," she was a struggling student at Middle School 244 in the Bronx. Today, she's excelling at an elite prep school in New England. During a visit with her former teacher and ongoing mentor, Catherine Miller, they sat down to revisit the film and their experience. Continue


Separate and Unequal

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FRONTLINE
PBS


Sixty years after the Supreme Court declared separate schools for black and white children unconstitutional, school segregation is making a comeback. What’s behind the growing racial divide in American schools — and what’s the legacy of Brown v. Board of Education? Continue


Obama & Border Crisis; Gay Rights; Teach a Woman to Fish

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To The Contrary
PBS


Obama & Border Crisis: The President spars with Congress on how to handle the immigration crisis. Gay Rights: A teacher says discrimination based on sexual orientation is the same as gender discrimination. Teach a Woman to Fish: Ritu Sharma of Women Thrive Worldwide on why helping women can help entire communities. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Francesca Chambers, Patrice Lee, Patricia Sosa Continue


15 to Life: What Were You Like At 15?

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POV
PBS


Criminal psychologist Randy Otto explains to Kenneth's lawyers the dangers of deciding a defendant's future based on his or her behavior as a teenager. Continue


Barrington Irving: It's Priceless

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Secret Life of Scientists
PBS


In 2007, Barrington Irving became the first African American and the youngest person at that time to pilot a plane around the world solo. When he eventually landed back at the Miami airport where he started, Barrington began to use his achievement as a way to reach young people. His educational foundation, Experience Aviation, works to "lift today's youth to a higher plane." Continue


"Separate and Unequal" - Preview

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FRONTLINE
PBS


Sixty years after the Supreme Court declared separate schools for black and white children unconstitutional, school segregation is making a comeback. In "Separate and Unequal," airing July 15, FRONTLINE travels to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where a group of mostly white parents are trying to form their own city with its own separate school district, leaving behind a population of black students. Continue


Common Core standards face push back in Louisiana

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Just a few years ago, the push to create a set of K-12 educational standards enjoyed bipartisan support. Governors across the country got behind the Common Core, including Louisiana's Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal, whose state ranks near the bottom for high school achievement. Louisiana Public Broadcasting’s Shauna Sanford reports on a growing battle in that state over the standards. Continue


How Tax Reform Can Save the Middle Class

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Moyers & Company
PBS


In part two of his interview, the Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph E. Stiglitz talks to Bill about his new plan for overhauling America's current tax system, which he believes contributes to making America the most unequal society of the advanced countries. Continue


Mass Shootings; Arianna Huffington's Thrive; Maya Angelou

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To The Contrary
PBS


Mass shootings are looked at through a gendered lens. Arianna Huffington's new book teaches us how to Thrive with rest and recovery. Remembering poet and author Dr. Maya Angelou. PANEL: Sabrina Schaeffer, Dr. Lara Brown, Donna Brazile, Francesca Chambers Continue


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