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All Posts Tagged With: "education"

Finance: Segment Five from Full Episode

School finance is one of the most vigorously debated issues in education reform. One of the key questions: should the federal government pump more money into America's schools?

Sep 8th, 2008 | 7 comments

Where We Stand: Its Schools and Characters

Meet some of the characters and schools featured in the program.

Sep 8th, 2008 | 3 comments

Spotlight on Ohio: Schools in the Nation’s Swing State

Why we chose Ohio to best represent the American educational experience.

Sep 8th, 2008 | 1 comment

The 2008 Presidential Candidates: Where Do They Stand?

Education Platforms for presidential candidates Sen. John McCain and Sen. Barack Obama.

Sep 8th, 2008 | 13 comments

A Nation at Risk: Are Our Schools Still in Peril?

25 years ago, the report, Nation at Risk: The Imperative For Educational Reform, came to a disturbing conclusion: our education system was falling behind the rest of the world. How have our schools fared since these wake-up calls? Are we still a nation at risk?

Sep 8th, 2008 | 3 comments

Globalization: Finland: What’s the Secret to Its Success?

Why, and how, Finnish students consistently rank so high on international tests.

Sep 5th, 2008 | 5 comments

Finance: How Do We Fund Our Schools?

The nuts and bolts of school finance.

Sep 5th, 2008 | 4 comments

Testing: No Child Left Behind: NCLB: Its Origin, Impact & Future

About the law, its background, impact and its future.

Sep 5th, 2008 | 6 comments

Geoffrey Canada & The Harlem Children’s Zone

A look inside one of the country's most ambitious educational experiments.

Sep 4th, 2008 | 3 comments

Message from Ron Thorpe, Vice President and Director of the Educational Resources Center at Thirteen/WNET

A message from Executive Producer of "Where We Stand."

Sep 4th, 2008 | 0 comments

Dropout Recovery Alternative School Profile

Profile of Foxfire Center for Student Success. Kids come from Appalachian rural poverty and urban poverty districts near Columbus. The school has made a dramatic turn around in the past two years.

Sep 4th, 2008 | 0 comments

A Look at Rural Districts

Call it rural blight, or simply the impact of globalization - job opportunities are fast disappearing in rural Ohio. Once home to heavy industry, agriculture and mining, the Appalachian area of the state has seen many of these sectors shut down or move offshore in recent years. And where there are opportunities, an education beyond high school is often required. That's a challenge in a region with a high school completion rate of just 68 percent.

Sep 4th, 2008 | 0 comments
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