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    Teaching History of Western Civilization

    Scholars talked about teaching the history of Western civilization in higher education. They focused on why they believe the subjects of Western history, literature, and religion are…

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    School Segregation

    Nikole Hannah-Jones talked about the way racial segregation in housing and schools had been maintained through official action and policy. She spoke with Professor Keith Gessen. “Writing Segregation…

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    Science Education

    Norman Lederman, an author and professor of Math and Science Education at the Illinois Institute of Technology, talked about scientific literacy and next-generation ways of teaching science.

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    Student Walkouts

    Madeline Will was interviewed by telephone about student walkouts to protest President-elect Donald Trump’s victory, including repercussions for students who miss class. She reported that…

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    Open Phones

    Headlines from the day’s newspapers were read and telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the question: “Your View of Student Walkouts?” Telephone lines were divided among students, parents, teachers and…

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    Fry v. Napoleon Community Schools Oral Argument

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Fry v. Napoleon Community Schools, a case on whether a disabled girl who was prevented from using her service dog Wonder in school could sue…

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    Education Secretary John King on Civic Engagement and U.S. Schools

    Education Secretary John King talked about the role played by U.S. schools to prepare students for civic engagement, as well as the Obama administration’s legacy on education policy. Among his…

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    It Happens Every Noon

    This 1966 Agriculture Department film promotes the National School Lunch Program. On October 11, 1966, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Child Nutrition Act, expanding the National School…

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    Despite the Best Intentions

    John Diamond was interviewed about the book he co-authored, Despite the Best Intentions: How Racial Inequality Thrives in Good Schools. The interview, recorded on the campus of the University of…

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    K-12 Education Programs and Campaign 2016

    The National Press Club’s Newsmaker Committee held an event focusing on education issues in the 2016 election. This portion included a panel discussion analyzing the kindergarten through…

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    Corporal Punishment in Public Schools

    Sarah Sparks and Chris Swanson discussed the latest research into the use of corporal punishment in public schools which showed that more than 100,000 students in 21 states were paddled,…

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    Lawrence Mishel on Teacher Pay

    Lawrence Mishel talked about the Economic Policy Institute’s report that found weekly teacher pay was 17 percent lower than that of comparable workers. He also talked about the implications…

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    Prayer in Public Schools

    Eric Buehrer talked about religious liberty in public schools. Mr. Buehrer cited existing Department of Education guidelines on protecting students' and educators' religious freedom under…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the question, “Should schools eliminate homework?”

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    Every Student Succeeds Act Implementation

    Education Secretary John King testified at a hearing on implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act, which was signed into law in December 2015 to replace the No Child Left Behind Act.…

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    Segregation in U.S. Schools

    Representative Bobby Scott (D-VA) talked about a Government Accountability Office report, released on the anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision, that shows…

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    Arts Education and Funding in Schools

    Actor John Lloyd Young and Megan Beyer, executive director of the President’s Commission on the Arts and the Humanities, talked about the federal government’s role in promoting arts…

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    Special Education Funding

    Christina Samuels talked about federal funding for special education programs as new data shows the number of students in such programs is rising. This program was part of C-SPAN’s “Your Money”…

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    Open Phones

    News headlines were read and telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the Obama administration’s guidance to public schools on allowing transgender students access to restrooms and…

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    Every Student Succeeds Act Implementation

    Education Secretary John King testified at a hearing on implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act, which replaced the No Child Left Behind Act. After the hearing, Committee Chair…

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