American Radio Works: Keyboard College

Oct 1, 2012

How Technology is Revolutionizing Higher Education
Airs Monday, October 1 at 8:00 p.m.
  Digital technologies and the Internet are changing how many Americans go to college. From online learning to simulation programs to smart-machine mentors, the 21st century student will be taught in fundamentally new ways. In this documentary, American RadioWorks host Stephen Smith asks whether these innovations can help more people get access to higher education and bring down the cost of college without sacrificing learning.

American Radio Works: The Rise of Phoenix

Sep 24, 2012

Airs Monday, September 24 at 8:00 p.m.  In this documentary, American RadioWorks correspondent Emily Hanford examines the history and influence of the University of Phoenix, one of the nation's largest colleges, and explores how Phoenix and other for-profits are shaping the future of education.

American Radio Works: Preparing Kids for College

Sep 17, 2012

Airs Mondaym, September 17 at 8:00 pm.  More people are going to college than ever before, but a lot of them aren't finishing. The problem is especially profound among low-income students. Only nine percent complete a bachelor's degree by age 24. Why are so many students quitting, and what leads a few to beat the odds and make it through? In this documentary, American RadioWorks correspondent Emily Hanford introduces us to young people trying to break into the middle class, teachers trying to increase their chances, and researchers investigating the nature of persistence.

The head of bilingual education for the Nacogdoches Independent School District says Hispanic parents often think college is unattainable. The event Sendero al Futuro aims to change that.

Parents and students across East Texas will learn about the benefits and opportunities available to college graduates at the Sendero al Futuro, or Path to the Future, event. It's planned for Feb. 4 from 1 - 4 p.m., at McMichael Middle School in Nacogdoches.