schools

January 30, 2013

January 30, 2013 – Segment 1

We open our show with a discussion of the Baltimore City Public Schools' policy of offering financial incentives to teachers in order to reduce the number of out-of-school student suspensions. We're joined by:

January 15, 2013

January 15, 2013 – Hour 1

 

December 12, 2012

December 12, 2012 – Segment 1

We take a look at the newly released Baltimore City school system's 10 year plan, which would close some schools and renovate others over the next decade to deal with infrastructural problems. Joining us to discuss the plan and some of the controversy surrounding it are:

December 11, 2012

December 11, 2012 – Segment 1

We speak with S. Dallas Dance, Superintendent for Baltimore County schools. We will speak to him about his experience leading Baltimore County schools since he started in mid-2012, as well as his past experience as chief middle schools officer in Houston, Texas.

October 17, 2012

October 17, 2012 – Segment 2

Audits of the Baltimore City Public Schools (BCPS) have revealed issues with bookkeeping, debt collection, and millions of unaccounted-for dollars in overtime and overpayment to employees and contractors.

September 18, 2012

September 18, 2012 – Segment 1

We will discuss the issue of truancy and prevention programs in Baltimore City with

September 17, 2012

September 17, 2012 – Hour 1

We check in with the Chicago Teachers' Strike that's moved into its second week after a failed attempt to end the strike by Mayor Rahm Emmanuel and lawyers for Chicago Public Schools.

September 11, 2012

September 11, 2012 – Segment 1

The Chicago teachers' strike is in its second day, with almost 30,000 teachers and support staff walking out over reforms proposed by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, President Obama's former chief of staff. We discuss what the strike means for not just unions but teachers' work lives and the future direction of education in America. Our guests are:

 

August 29, 2012

August 29, 2012 – Hour 1

We are joined in our first hour by Baltimore City Schools CEO, Dr. Andrés Alonso. He gives us an update on the state of Baltimore's schools and what we should expect out of this school year.

August 28, 2012

August 28, 2012 – Segment 4

In the aftermath of the shooting at Perry Hall High School, we take a look at violence in our schools and what can we do about it. We are joined by:

May 31, 2012

May 31, 2012 – Segment 2

Today, members of the Intersection join us to talk about the state of Baltimore City schools and how they are using media to address their issues with infrastructure. The Intersection is a non-profit that trains teens in community-organizing.

November 7, 2011

November 7, 2011 – Hour 2

Education advocates in Baltimore say that over 70% of Baltimore public schools are in need of major renovation or replacement.  Some of them join us this hour to discuss efforts to allocate funding to improving Baltimore school facilities, which will take an estimated 2.8 billion dollars.  Our guests are Terrel Williams, teacher at Holabird Academy, Briana Wills, senior at Baltimore Freedom A