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Caption: Dolores Hydock and Bobby Horton, Credit: Beau Gustafson
A one-hour holiday special blending storytelling and music like you've never heard before. Recorded in front of a live audience in Birmingham, Alab...

Bought by Troy Public Radio


  • Added: Dec 09, 2016
  • Length: 56:36
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Students in Nashville, Tenn., have several options in choosing schools. , Credit: LaTonya Turner, WNPT
School Choice has had a significant impact on education in Nashville. LaTonya Turner of WNPT tells the story in this radio piece adapted from telev...

  • Added: Jan 29, 2016
  • Length: 03:59
Caption: Central Park School for Children in Durham, NC, is currently the only charter school in the state that holds a weighted lottery that prioritizes low-income families. Last year, 12 of the new 42 kindergarten students entered the school through the economic, Credit: Reema Khrais
Choice in some places in North Carolina has resulted in schools segregated by race or income, according to a Duke University study. Reema Khrais of...

  • Added: Jan 22, 2016
  • Length: 04:02
Caption: Lynn Hatter, Credit: Children in Florida participate in a 2014 rally against a coalition of groups filing suit over the state's Tax Credit Scholarship program.
The list of school options and formats for students in Florida is long. Choice has played a major role in that state's public schools for years. Ho...

  • Added: Jan 22, 2016
  • Length: 04:23
Caption: Students at Renew Cultural Arts Academy in New Orleans return to class after their morning "value summit.", Credit: Mallory Falk, WWNO
Parents and students in New Orleans choose their schools. What's the impact? What are their choices? What do national experts say about school cho...

  • Added: Jan 22, 2016
  • Length: 04:11
Caption: History Professor John Neff, director of the Center for Civil War Research at the University of Mississippi, reading from the plinth erected in the center of the Confederate cemetery on the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) campus. , Credit: Sandra Knispel, Mississippi Public Broadcasting
Mississippi educators face the challenge of teaching a history that stirs emotions.

Bought by Georgia Public Broadcasting, WRKF, and KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Nov 30, 2015
  • Length: 03:59
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Sarah Cannon helps her New Orleans students prepare for a debate about felon disenfranchisement, Credit: Mallory Falk
Teachers often face the challenge of teaching tough topics in Social Studies confined to a curriculum based on required tests. Is there room in cl...

Bought by WFSU, Georgia Public Broadcasting, and WRKF


  • Added: Nov 30, 2015
  • Length: 04:09
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: This textbook is used in some Tennessee Schools to teach students about Islam, Credit: Chas Sisk
What happens when school children are taught about Islam. Some parents and community residents get upset. Others say students need to know. Chas Si...

Bought by WFSU, Georgia Public Broadcasting, and WRKF


  • Added: Nov 30, 2015
  • Length: 03:28
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Teacher John Mark Edwards uses flexibility in teaching his students at Phillips Academy in Birmingham, Alabama. , Credit: Dan Carsen, Southern Education Desk
This piece, set in Birmingham, Alabama, where many of the nation's greatest civil rights battles were fought, presents many of the issues educators...

Bought by WFSU, Georgia Public Broadcasting, WRKF, and Mississippi Public Broadcasting


  • Added: Nov 29, 2015
  • Length: 03:52
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: The FedEx Student-Athlete Academic Support Center is a busy place at Ole Miss, Credit: Paul Boger
Some student-athletes graduate college. Others don't colleges are investing millions in athletic centers and counselors to help meet the NCAA bench...

Bought by WRKF


  • Added: Sep 25, 2015
  • Length: 03:49
  • Purchases: 1
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The NCAA is raising the bar for want-a-be college athletes. Here's how some schools and athletes are handling it.

Bought by WRKF


  • Added: Sep 25, 2015
  • Length: 03:38
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Soccer players take to the field at UAB, Credit: Dan Carsen
A look at the balance between academics and athletics for college student-athletes.

Bought by WRKF


  • Added: Sep 22, 2015
  • Length: 03:47
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Students at ReImagine Prep in Jackson, Mississippi, read books on their way to class, Credit: Paul Boger
This piece by Paul Boger of Mississippi Public Broadcasting for the Southern Education Desk looks at what's ahead in Mississippi and Alabama with c...

Bought by Troy Public Radio


  • Added: Aug 20, 2015
  • Length: 04:01
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Crossroads Academy, Credit: Crossroads Academy
A look at the challenges of Florida, Georgia and Tennessee in paying for charter schools.

Bought by Troy Public Radio


  • Added: Aug 19, 2015
  • Length: 03:54
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Al Barone recruits students in Baton Rouge, Louisiana for Up Elementary     , Credit: Amy Jeffries
Charter Schools must get parent buy in to get students enrolled. This story looks at how its done in Baton Rouge, LA.

  • Added: Aug 18, 2015
  • Length: 03:17
Caption: Scholars dance out to the beat of “Uptown Funk – Bell Edition.” The YMCA of Greater Montgomery Power Scholars Academy Culmination Ceremony was held Friday, July 10, in the auditorium of Carver Elementary School in Montgomery, Credit: Shannon Heupel/Montgomery Advertiser
National education leaders are trumpeting recent increases in high school graduation rates, yet about 20 percent of kids still dropout before compl...

  • Added: Jul 30, 2015
  • Length: 04:06
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Remember when you could get a job with just a high school diploma? By 2020, it’s projected that 65 percent of jobs will require a diploma, AND, hig...

  • Added: Jul 30, 2015
  • Length: 04:40
Caption: A view from the balcony: the Young Musicians Camp ensemble plays everything from classical to “All About That Bass” at the University of Montevallo. , Credit: Dan Carsen
Fewer reading materials in the home. Less access to camps or museums. Those are some of the reasons “summer learning loss” disproportionately affe...

  • Added: Jul 30, 2015
  • Length: 04:44
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Over the last 2 years, there has been a lot of debate surrounding the Common Core standards throughout the country. But sometimes, all the politica...

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: Jun 18, 2015
  • Length: 04:42
  • Purchases: 1
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Common Core Education Standards have been controversial since their adoption nearly half-a-decade ago. Some states have tried re-branding Common Co...

Bought by WAMC and KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Jun 17, 2015
  • Length: 04:17
  • Purchases: 2