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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewers to comment on the question “Should civics education be mandatory?” The question was inspired by an article in the Wall Street Journal that…

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    Collegiate Sports Programs

    Steve Berkowitz talked about issues affecting colleges with major sports programs, including reforms suggested by college and governmental policymakers. Topics included the movement to…

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    Book Discussion on Lessons of Hope

    Joel Klein, former chancellor of the New York City school system, talked about his book, Lessons of Hope: How to Fix Our Schools, in which he examines what the city did to improve public…

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    After Words with William Deresiewicz

    William Deresiewicz talked about his book Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life, in which he argues that the most sought after…

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    Book Discussion on The Dean's Bible

    Angie Klink talked about her book, The Dean’s Bible: Five Purdue Women and Their Quest for Equality, about the story of the fight for women’s equality at Purdue…

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    Census Report on Child Well-Being

    Lynda Laughlin and Kristin Moore talked about a Census Bureau report on child well-being that examines childcare, family structure, childhood poverty, and school performance. br/ This…

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    Sexual Assault on College Campuses

    The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism held a hearing on sexual assault on college campuses. Studies indicate that one in five women experience sexual assault while…

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    President Obama on Computer Science Education

    President Obama spoke to middle-school students from New Jersey at an “Hour of Code” event put on by Code.org to promote Computer Science Education Week. The president was…

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    Book Discussion on Undeniable

    Bill Nye talked about his book Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation, in which he argues against teaching creationism alongside evolution in science classes. During this…

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    National Conference on Citizenship

    Speakers at the 68th Annual Conference on Citizenship talked about ways to engage citizens to become active civil participants in their communities. General Stanley McChrystal (Ret.)…

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    Education Innovation

    Panelists spoke at Chicago Ideas Week about the future of education, experiential learning, and the "end of School". Topics included replacing traditional classrooms with hands-on…

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    State of Academic Freedom

    Anne Neal talked about academic freedom and freedom of speech at colleges and universities. She talked about what she called “commencement dis-invitation season,” when…

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    President Obama on Internet Access in U.S. Classrooms

    President Obama talked about education as part of the administration’s ConnectED Initiative, which is aimed at increasing access to broadband Internet access in U.S. classrooms.

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    Funding for Public Colleges and Universities

    Panelists talked about a new report showing a decline in state funding of third-level public education, and offered their recommendations for state reinvestment in public colleges and…

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    James Patterson on Reading in Schools

    James Patterson spoke at a meeting of New York City middle school principals about tools the principals can use to inspire non-readers and reluctant readers in…

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    Education Reform and Teachers Unions

    Haley Sweetland Edwards talked about her Time Magazine story, “Rotten Apples.” The piece details a California court case, Vergara v. California, involving teacher tenure in the…

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    Teacher Unions and Campaign 2014

    Karen White talked about her National Education Association organization’s plan to spend an estimated $40 million during the 2014 midterm elections. br/ C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy…

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    College Sports Revenue

    Sports journalists and officials from Big 12 schools talked about the money involved in college athletics, and how funds are spent. br/ “Where Does the Money Go?"was part of the…

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    College Athletics and U.S. Olympic Teams

    U.S. Olympic Committee CEO Scott Blackmun talked about the the importance of maintaining college athletic programs in order to sustain the U.S. Olympic teams. He responded to questions…

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    Education Common Core Standards

    Education experts talked about Common Core* standards and the U.S. education system. Topics included the pros and cons of the standards, and controversies over the initiative. All…

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