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Culture Shock: Stimulating Educational Success

Dan Domenech with Malcom Gladwell

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Malcom Gladwell says that if you want to transform educational outcomes culture is the key. Gladwell, award winning writer for the New Yorker, shares insights from research that makes a strong case for robustly experimenting with changing school cultures.

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What's Working: The Harlem Children's Zone

Dan Domenech with Geoffrey Canada

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This segment focuses on an education reform initiative that is already producing exceptional outcomes. Today's interview is with Geoffrey Canada, creator of the Harlem Children's Zone, a system of schools that have effectively eliminated the achievement gap among its students.

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Is the Public Bipolar on Public Education?

Dan Domenech with Dr. William Bushaw

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A recent survey of American views of public education paints a mixed and confusing picture. From grading performance to federal involvement, Americans appear uncertain about the state of public education and what's needed. 

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Reevaluating Teacher Evaluation

Dan Domenech with Sharon Robinson

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These days teachers are under intense scrutiny. High stakes accountability is the law of the land and a number of experiments are underway across the country. Superintendents need to be on top of this issue and be apprised of what's working and what's not. This segment zooms in on the subject of evaluating, preparing and compensating teachers.

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Has School Reform Been Taken Over by Bad Ideas?

Dan Domenech with Diane Ravitch

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Education historian Diane Ravitch points out the education has been in crisis every decade for over 100 years. But Ravitch says that this time the educational crisis is different and more profound, as public education is under attack from bad ideas. 

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