Education

Airs, Sunday, October 20 at 6 p.m.  A national report says Louisiana charter school students learn faster than their peers in traditional public schools. That’s not the case, though, if those charters are in suburban or rural parishes. There  are over 100 charter schools throughout the state with the nation’s largest percentage of public charter school students in New Orleans. So, how effective are charter schools in Louisiana? Are they  delivering promised educational dividends or putting taxpayers’ dollars at risk? And when measuring success, do charter schools compete with traditional public schools on a level playing field in the  areas of admissions and accountability?

Airs Sunday, October 13 at 6 p.m. This program documents how the GED – originally designed to help World War II veterans go to college – became the fallback option for millions of high school dropouts. It explores how the GED is changing and what those changes mean for millions of Americans being left behind by our changing economy. 

Airs Sunday, October 6 at 6 p.m. Experts say technology creates new ways for schools to customize education for each student. This program documents the rise of so-called “personalized learning.” It takes listeners to schools that are reinventing their approach to education, and explores how teaching and learning change when personalization replaces one-size-fits-all in the classroom. 

Commentator Brian O'Nuanain travels back to the time of Rousseau and part one of a look at his futuristic visions on education.

Commentator Brian O'Nuanain travels back to the time of Rousseau, and part one of a long at his futuristic visions on education.

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