Posts tagged ‘Education’

11-28-11: Writing it Out

In this age of texting and typing, is anyone learning how to write in cursive any more? And how does writing something out by hand affect how we form our thoughts?

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10-26-11: The Impact of Teach for America

About one out of six teachers in the Baltimore public schools is a current or former Teach for America corpsman. How is the program affecting the way we teach kids? We’ll ask an alumnus who teaches at Digital Harbor High … and TFA supporter and Baltimore Schools CEO Andres Alonso.

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8-10-11: Baltimore Elections 2011 – Educational Reform

A look at the mayoral candidates’ proposals for handling education issues in Baltimore.

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8-2-11: What’s Causing Our Kids to Drop Out?

Sheilah speaks with NPR Education Reporter Claudio Sanchez about the reporting he’s done on interventions Baltimore officials are using to keep kids in schools.

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7-27-11: Advanced Placement, Limited Availability

Maryland is well-known for the number of students who take AP classes, but not every Maryland high school student may have equal access to them. We’ll talk to two investigative reporters, and Maryland’s interim schools superintendent, about the “opportunity gap.”

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6-14-11: Leslie Shepard

Tom talks to the outgoing Baltimore School for the Arts director about her history at the school since its 1979 inception, and her ten-year tenure at the top.

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5-27-11: Where the Jobs At?

In Maryland, that is. That’s the question Sheilah asks two economists, Andy Bauer, regional economist at the Baltimore branch of the Richmond Federal Reserve, and Richard Clinch, director of economic research at the University of Baltimore’s Jacob France Institute.

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5-18-11: Don’t Argue with a Baltimorean

A look at how debate can give students a voice.

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4-13-11: New Director for the BSA

A conversation with Chris Ford, the new head of the BSA.

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3-9-11: Know Housing Policy, Know School Policy

Abell President Robert Embry on how changing housing policy could improve poor children’s education more than any particular school reform.

Continue Reading March 9, 2011 at 8:00 am Leave a comment

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