education reform

September 30, 2013
Common Core

Common Core: Is It Needed? & How Do We Implement It?

September 30, 2013 - Segment 1 - Our first topic today is the Common Core, educational standards intended to bring curricula that vary from state-to-state into alignment with one other. We begin our conversation by examining the theory behind Common Core and then move into a discussion of its implementation.
May 30, 2013
Chicago Public Schools, School Closings

Chicago and Baltimore: Two Cities Facing Tough Decisions On Education

May 30, 2013 - Segment 1 - We open a dialogue between two cities facing tough decisions on the future of education and schools: Chicago and Baltimore. Chicago's Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced that 50 schools in the district will be closed, and Baltimore City's plan for the coming decade includes closing underutilized schools and placing emphasis on renovations and new school construction.